Bayonne Mayor Davis says voters showed “a high level of confidence” in the Democratic duo of District 31 Assembly-elects Nick Chiaravalloti & Angela McKnight on Election Day.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œI am extremely happy with the way the election results turned out,” Davis said in a statement.
“While it is nice to know that our team carried both Bayonne and Jersey City by several-thousand vote margins, it is even more comforting to know that this District will finally have a full legislative team in Trenton that is willing to engage in open dialogue with the public they will serve.”
Chiravalloti and McKnight beat Republican upstart Matthew Kopko by a margin of about 2.5-to-1, overcoming a no holds bared campaign by the Bayonne attorney.
“This victory shows the high level of confidence people have in both Nicholasâ€™ and Angelaâ€™s abilities to govern. As we look to the future, I am excited to work with them as we look to take on big issues and improve the quality of life of our shared constituencies,” Davis concluded.
The 29-year-old Kopko lost badly in Jersey City, but fared more respectably in the Peninsula City.
Unofficial vote tallies show that Kopko actually narrowly defeated Chiaravalloti in Ward 3 by 150 votes, and lost to the new Assemblyman by about 300 votes each in Wards 1 and 2.