After Dr. Felix Roque secured four more years as mayor of West New York, he asked longtime rival Commissioner Count Wiley to shake his hand in order to “unite and work together” for the prosperity of the town at his victory party at Las Palmas.
“We beat Wiley big time,” declared campaign manager, Pablo Fonseca.
Later Fonseca announced, “Our entire team won by almost a thousand votes each.”
Assemblywoman Angelia Jimenez (D-32) also explained that Roque’s team is a fresh start West New York.
“Gabriel Rodriquez worked with Congressman [Albio] Sires and Cosmo Cirillo worked for my office as my Chief of Staff,” said Jimenez. “it’s something positive.”
Roque replaced all four of his running mates from 2011 for this election – which included Wiley.
At the victory celebration, Roque supporters continually chanted “Four more years!”
The re-elected mayor predictably mentioned Wiley, though he brought up his name in a positive light.
“We have to unite and work together, this is not about us – we have to bring everybody on board and work with everybody.”
Roque told Hudson County View that he challenges Wiley to shake his hand on the first step to becoming friends again and making West New York a better place.
Full West New York election results:
Vote Count Percent
Juan ESPINAL 1A 208 0.79%
Jeanne M. STEFONETTI 2A 163 0.62%
Jose A. ROSARIO 1B 103 0.39%
Felix E. ROQUE 1C 2,871 10.96%
Susan M. COLACURCIO 2C 2,734 10.43%
Gabriel RODRIGUEZ 3C 2,796 10.67%
Margarita GUZMAN 4C 2,589 9.88%
Cosmo A. CIRILLO 5C 2,755 10.51%
Count J. WILEY 1D 2,144 8.18%
Carlos BETANCOURT 2D 1,890 7.21%
Myrli T. SANCHEZ 3D 1,855 7.08%
Thomas M. LEUNG 4D 1,928 7.36%
Hector A. HERNANDEZ 5D 1,887 7.20%
Michael CORSO 1E 348 1.33%
Anthony M. DeFINO 2E 613 2.34%
Gabriela B. REYNOSO 3E 347 1.32%
Armando M. GALIS-MENENDEZ 4E 346 1.32%
Maria MELENDEZ 5E 363 1.39%
Patrick R. CULLEN, Jr. 1F 245 0.94%
Personal Choice 16 0.06%
Total 26,201 100.00%