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10 Exciting Races to Watch in Bergen County


Kathe Donovan with the troops at the BCRO

10 Exciting Races to Watch in Bergen County
Nov. 03 Bergen County, Election 2014, North Jersey no comments
By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog

Matt Rooney already gave you ten New Jersey races to watch statewide on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans.

Without further ado, here are ten worth closely tracking in Bergen County alone, starting with the Garden State’s single most consequential 2014 contest:

1.) County Executive/Freeholder
Nothing else comes close with control of the most powerful office the most county at stake. Incumbent Kathe Donovan has seen the gap between herself and Freeholder Jim Tedesco close in recent weeks and the race may be too close to call. The under card is the battle to take out incumbent freeholder Democrats David Ganz and Joan Voss waged by Republicans Bernadette Walsh and Bob Avery.

2.) Can Scott Garrett win Bergen?
Despite a mini-scare, it appears that Roy has definitely Cho-ked this race away. However, it still remains to be seen whether Garrett will carry the Bergen portion of the district. If he does, it may put this race out of play for 2016 and return Roy Cho to trying on new empty suits.

3.) North Arlington
A swing town and southernmost in the county, Save Jersey previewed this race with an interview with Councilman Dan Pronti who is seeking re-election. The town will prove critical to running up numbers for Kathe Donovan in her south Bergen base, and a win by Council Bianchi over Mayor Massa along with his running mates would put to end eight years of Democratic rule.

4.) Paramus
As important as North Arlington and the south is to Donovan, Tedesco will need to run up numbers in the town he formerly served as mayor to have a shot at what would still be considered an upset. A popular incumbent Democratic mayor headlines the ticket but the race is a battle right to the end.

2 thoughts on “10 Exciting Races to Watch in Bergen County

  1. Come on, #1…you must have something more substantive to contribute.

  2. Anonymous said – Come on, #1…you must have something more substantive to contribute.

    My Reply, I call them as I see them and I stand by my comment.

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