Deputy Mayor, Longtime Councilman Unseated in Teaneck Election

According to a report, two incumbents and two newcomers have won seats on the Teaneck Town Council.

From a pool of eight candidates, voters chose two incumbents and two newcomers to join the Teaneck Town Council, NorthJersey.com reported. According to the report, unofficial results from the vote Tuesday saw Jason Castle, Elie Y. Katz, Lizette Parker and Alan Sohn win seats on the council.

Current council members Parker and Katz received the most votes, with 3,953 and 3,386, respectively. Castle and Sohn, who ran together on one ticket, got 3,178 and 3,077 votes.

According to the report, Emil Stern, who had previously served 12 years on the council, lost his seat by 51 votes. Deputy Mayor and Councilman Adam Gussen also lost, garnering 2,695 votes, the report said.

Planning Board member Eric Brauer and resident Alexander Rashin received 2,047 and 847 votes, respectively, the report said.

The new council members will be sworn in on July 1.

Tom Abbott May 18, 2014 at 06:21 PM
The assumption about districts 11 and 12 is correct. In 2010, district 11 had a disproportionately large population. After the census when districts were reconfigured a large portion of district 11 was moved in district 12. Within the next few days, I hope to get actual turnout numbers by district.
JeffO May 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM
My interest in this subject was rekindled after seeing the May 15 issue of The Jewish Link of Bergen County, a publication co-founded by Teaneck Councilman Mark Schwartz. I sent JLBC a letter to the editor and have also shared it as a "Speak Out" feature in Teaneck Patch. It's still fairly near the top of the sidebar at right.
Tom Abbott May 29, 2014 at 09:59 PM
For those who are still interested, the election results at http://election.tomabbott.net/ have been updated with provisional ballots and voter turn out numbers.
JeffO May 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM
Thanks Tom
Jacob May 30, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Those who are interested would like to see what will change after July 1 (besides a couple of faces).


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