After a snoozefest of an election season, the latest incarnation of the Mayor Felix Roque-backed “Children First” team could not keep incumbent Matthew Cheng from getting voted back into office.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
In a fairly uneventful race that saw seven candidates (one dropped out) vie for three, three-year terms on the board, Jonathan Castaneda, Lorena Portillo, who was also seeking re-election, and Cheng made the final cut at the polls today.
Portillo was appointed to the board 13 months ago, beating out four other candidates, when a vacant seat needed to be filled.
Castaneda, a graduate of Memorial High School, joins the nine-person West New York BOE for the first time.
Lorena E. Portillo 759 22.44%
Matthew F. Cheng 622 18.39%
Wendell Oms 266 7.87%
Almer J. Martins Casadiego 456 13.48%
Jonathan Castaneda 519 15.35%
Boris J. Gresely 306 9.05%
Ronald C. Scheurle 417 12.33%
Personal Choice 37 1.09%