With yesterday’s deadline to file a petition, the candidates for council-at-large, first ward council, and second ward council were submitted by Democrats and Republicans. The candidates slated to be on the June 7th ballot are as follow:
|COUNCIL SEAT||CANDIDATE (Democrat)||CANDIDATE (Republican)|
|COUNCIL-AT-LARGE||Carl A. Hokanson||Glen C. Costello|
|FIRST WARD COUNCIL||Laurence Dinardo||Richard D. Huxford|
|SECOND WARD COUNCIL||John F. Kennedy||Marc P. Caswell|
Carl Hokanson will be running for his second term as Council-At-Large and Larry Dinardo will be seeking a third term as 1st Ward Council. Marc Caswell was appointed this January to fill the 2nd Ward council seat vacated by the election of Joseph Accardi to mayor in 2010. Mayor Accardi ran for 2nd Ward in 2009 and served as 2nd Ward Council last year. New Jersey State Statutes mandates that Mr. Caswell run in a general election to fulfill the unexpired term for 2nd ward until December 31, 2012.
Independent candidates have until June 7th to submit a petition to run for any of the three (3) open seats.