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Republicans Sweep Election

GOP maintains control of council.

Republicans held onto six council seats and will retain control of the town council for the next four years.

First Ward incumbent defeated challenger Gary Marchese Sr., 584 to 425 votes. 

Second Ward candidate Al Sadowski soundly defeated Ray Egatz, chairman of the Wayne Democratic Club, 1,056 to 551 votes, respectively. 

Franco Mazzei defeated Democratic challenger Matthew Giordano in the 3rd Ward, 1,193 to 634. Giordiano did not appear at a candidates forum for his ward. Republican 3rd Ward incumbent Gerard Porter publically endorsed Mazzei for the position.

Mazzei said he was "humbled" and "honored" to receive the people's vote.

The 4th Ward Republican Joseph Scuralli defeated Mickey Bradley 1,131 to 638.

"We did terrific. I am so proud of these candidates," Egatz said. "We ran an honest, clean campaign and we focused on the issues and stayed away from personal attacks."

Nadine Bello hung onto her council seat for another four years. She beat challenger Sam Mirza 883 to 710.

Bello received much criticism from her opponents for admitting she knew about her husband Jerry’s conviction of official misconduct. He was appointed to the Environmental Commission after being convicted of official misconduct, but was forced to resign his position due to a lawsuit that shed light on the conviction.

"I am so glad to be standing here today," Bello said as she addressed her runningmates and other GOP supporters at the Grand Chalet Tuesday night. "I'm still here serving the people of Wayne for the next four years. For the first time in my life I know what dirty politics is."

Mark Semeraro, chairman of the Wayne Regular Republican Organization said that the Republican candidates had a "solid message and accomplished individuals who are doing the right thing for the people of Wayne."

Incumbent Republican defeated Democratic challenger Suzanne Pudup for a two-year unexpired, at-large term. Jimenez, a former member of the Board of Education, was appointed to fill former councilman Lawrence Maron’s seat in July after Maron was appointed to a state Superior Court judgeship.

Chris McIntyre, the nine-member council’s only Democrat, ran unopposed to represent the town’s 5th Ward again.

Bill Brennan November 10, 2011 at 05:46 PM
Didn't change a thing? For the first time in more than a decade Wayne voters came with 51 votes of electing a Democrat. Had 26 people voted the other way Bello would be out and someone who did not marry an extortionist bribe taking convict would be in. Since Ward 6 has a more than 3-1 ratio of repubs to dems - I'd say quite a bit changed. Shoes are set to drop. As for sitting in a corner with my mouth shut, I am being deleted in real time by you and your convict friends.
Justice November 10, 2011 at 05:57 PM
I see my comment to Scondo was deleted....
Justice November 10, 2011 at 05:57 PM
BELLO should be impeached... IMPEACH BELLO
leanbean November 10, 2011 at 05:59 PM
BRENNAN I see your comment has been deleted already. To answer your charge. I don't delete comments on here. Before the elections all my comments got deleted. Since then only 3 or 4 have been deleted. I have better things to do then delete what someone has taken the time to post. Like it or not. So point your finger somewhere else. It's not me
Justice November 10, 2011 at 05:59 PM
un believable, my comments have been deleted, including the procedures to IMPEACH BELLO. Don't these people have real jobs??
Justice November 10, 2011 at 06:00 PM
If anyone has copied my comments, please re=paste them... IMPEACH BELLO
Justice November 10, 2011 at 06:04 PM
IMPEACH BELLO
Justice November 10, 2011 at 06:05 PM
IMPEACH BELLO, IMPEACH BELLO
Al Scala November 10, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Jon.....They are what you call the "Chablis and brie" crowd. I guess we're just meat and potatoes. ( I love meat and potatoes).
Al Scala November 10, 2011 at 08:36 PM
Albert....I am a republican as well. I am not happy with this Republican Monopoly here in town. There is an 8-1 majority and the lone democrat is suspect at best. I sincererely believe that because of this powerful situation they have, they abuse it by their arrogance and intolerance.
Justice November 10, 2011 at 10:01 PM
Impeach Bello
Justice November 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM
un believable, my comments have been deleted, including the procedures to IMPEACH BELLO. Don't these people have real jobs?? If anyone has copied my comments, please re=paste them... IMPEACH BELLO
antiwjb November 10, 2011 at 11:09 PM
apparently more than just figuratively bitten by his (Billy) Idol. lol
Bill Brennan November 11, 2011 at 02:50 AM
Watch the paterson pee pad guy sometime and see for yourself what he is up to. "Paterson pee pad" defends of extortion, conflicts of interest, self dealing, incompetence, maliciousness and greed as if they are admirable.
leanbean November 11, 2011 at 03:30 AM
These out of town creeps go for Burke also????
angelina November 11, 2011 at 03:54 AM
jimmypete, aren't your taxes high enough? he's the only one who fights for us....
Justice November 11, 2011 at 07:29 AM
Sam, get a recount. It was less than 7%.
Justice November 11, 2011 at 07:33 AM
Recall Bello. In NJ, we only need 25% of the voter's signatures....Judging from the close election, we have it....RECALL BELLO..
Justice November 11, 2011 at 07:34 AM
Rob, can we set up the RECALL BELLO Sign Up sheet at your car wash?
Rex miatke November 11, 2011 at 12:45 PM
Mr burke owner of Wayne Auto Spa. Seeing today is Veterans day and you have a beautiful flagpole in front of your business I thought for sure there would be a grand ole flag flying in the breeze from the top of that flag pole. Imagine my shock when I drove by on Hamburg Turnpike this morning and saw nothing flying from the flag pole. There were very small flags circling the bottom but nothing on the flag pole. Why on the day that we honor those who gave their lives so we can have our freedom would you not fly the American Flag from that pole???? My father was a veteran and I find it very disheartning to not see our wonderful flag flying high atop that flag pole. There is still time to get a flag and put it up. Apollo flag on rte 46 in Totowa has beautiful flags in case you need to purchase one.
Justice November 11, 2011 at 01:29 PM
Recall Bello. In NJ, we only need 25% of the voter's signatures....Judging from the close election, we have it....RECALL BELLO. Rob, can we set up the RECALL BELLO Sign Up sheet at your car wash?
JimmyPete November 11, 2011 at 01:35 PM
"aren't your taxes high enough? he's the only one who fights for us...." Baloney , all of the council people care about Wayne taxes. Scuralli mouths simplistic causes and blames everyone else. He repeats ad nauseum garbage he has heard on talk radio, dividing us from our neighbors and even dividing the people of this town. He acts as if he never knew that there was a state government in Trenton , Federal Government in DC, or County government all with their own responsibilities. As a Conservative he never takes responsibility it's always someone else fault. But my main problem is his phony tough guy routine. He grew up on the mean streets of Suburban Wayne as he never ceases to remind us. He bullies the people of Wayne and especially our neighbors with his thinly veiled bigotry, but those of us who grew up in working class neighborhoods in Jersey in the 60's and 70's know he is a poser. Like his hero's on talk radio he talks the talk but never walks the walk , Wayne doesn't need the black eye the good "Professor" gives us every time he opens his mouth from the safety of his council seat.
Rob Burke November 11, 2011 at 01:39 PM
I carry my father's Bronze Star in my pocket. He gave is life for this country -- and the Constitution. Your anonymous heckles are disgusting -- you insult my father who died for your right spew nonsense. Nice.
Bill Brennan November 11, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Each of my responses to antiwjb taunts is deleted moments after I post. "anti" is a sociopathic individual who is engaged in a campaign of false propaganda. He lives alone in Teaneck and has nothing except cyberstalking in Wayne forums to fill his life. His giant heapings of negativity are never followed by anything positive. Two negative propagandist liars in our community is two too many - thanks republicans. The solution will be so much easier to find now that you added two hate filled henchmen who put character assassination and intimidation ahead of our community. Who do these henchmen attack? The only guy that everyone agrees is telling the truth, raising the right the issues and enforcing the law. Republicans actually cheered them on and paid the freight. As family men and women none of us should allow hired creeps to come in our town and spread hatred against the truth. These defenders of extortion, conflicts of interest, self dealing, incompetence, maliciousness and greed have zero positive input. Look at everything they have ever done or said you will only find hateful lies.
Bill Brennan November 11, 2011 at 01:54 PM
She can't be recalled until 1 year after her most recent election. Vergano on the other hand is eligible for a recall right now!
Justice November 11, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Dan, Can you block Anti from the Wayne Forums.
leanbean November 11, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Burke, You use the freedom of speach that your father gave his life for. I'm just wondering if you and all the other posters on here ever served you country in any of the services of the military? I was in the army 64-68. I'm just wondering how many of you posters wore the uniform of the USA?
antiwjb November 11, 2011 at 04:13 PM
It's Veteran's Day. this is not worth further reply.
Justice November 11, 2011 at 09:05 PM
leanbean...you didn't see my comments because they were deleted...we did shed blood and are extremely upset at all the phony flag-wavers....Flag protocol is rarely followed in this town...frankly, I am surprised that even with your prior position with the town, more summonses weren't issued for the disrespectful use of the United States flag...
leanbean November 11, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Justice.... I see my posting was removed also. I don't know of any law on the books. That cover the correct protocol for the flag. That the town can enforce. Being that i was in service. I learned the propper protocol. And the VFW and Post 176 collect them for propper disposile.

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