2011 Primary Election Results
Eugene Skurnick, candidate of the Democratic Committee of Bergen County and Glenn Coley, an independent Democrat, faced off in Englewood’s primary election on Tuesday, for 3rd Ward Council one of the few contested primaries in Bergen County.
Skurnick, a former Englewood Councilman (1978-1984), came out on top, defeating Coley 407 to 334 and ultimately securing the Democratic nomination for 3rd Ward Council seat. The difference of 23 votes between the veteran elected official and the newcomer was certainly an amazing feat for the latter, and we wish all the Democratic contenders the best of luck in the future.
I would like to congratulate Eugene Skurnick on his win and wish him much luck in November’s general election at which time he will face Republican Shalissa Burgess. I would also like to congratulate Glenn Coley, a Teaneck Police Officer, who opposed Mr. Skurnick. Although a newcomer to politics, Mr. Coley ran a solid campaign and I look forward to him remaining active in our community.
As a whole, Democrats did extremely well in Englewood, holding an overwhelming amount of votes over the Republican candidates on the ballot they will face in November. Not only would I like to congratulate the Democrats, but I would like to also give accolades to all those who ran in the primary election this year. It is people like you that ensure that our governmental system works as a true democracy.
To find a complete copy of the Unofficial Primary Election Results, please click here.
Unofficial Primary Election Results:
Republican Robert S. Lebovics – 67
Democrat Loretta Weinberg – 1028
Republican Keith Jensen – 64
Republican Gregory John Aslanian – 61
Democrat Gordon M. Johnson – 988
Democrat Valerie Vainieri Huttle – 980
Republican Elizabeth Randall – 67
Democrat John S. Hogan – 951
Republican Andrew Cimiluca – 64
Democrat Michael R. Dressler – 953
Republican Joel Brizzi – 66
Republican Anthony W. Rottino – 62
Democrat David Ganz – 934
Democrat Joan Voss – 936
Council Ward 1:
Republican Michael Oren Epstein - 14
Democrat Marc A. Forman - 149
Council Ward 3:
Republican: Shalissa Burges – 29
Democrat Eugene Skurnick – 407
Democrat Glenn Coley – 334