Davis, O’Donnell vote early, express confidence in tonight’s outcome in Bayonne

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Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and challenger Jason O’Donnell voted early and expressed confidence in tonight’s outcome with the municipal elections underway. 

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and challenger Jason O’Donnell voted early and both expressed confidence in tonight’s final outcome. Davis photo via Twitter, O’Donnell photo via Facebook.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Stopped by Bake n’ Brew Café for a morning coffee and spoke with several residents and supporters. It’s a great day! Positivity is in the air! #VoteBayonne #ILoveBayonne,” Davis tweeted shortly after voting around 8:45 a.m. this morning.

“Just four years ago, you voted for change. You elected me and my team to help bring Bayonne back to greatness and we have remained committed to that goal,” Davis added on Facebook.

“I am confident that we have changed the conversation and have been a voice for the voiceless here in Bayonne,” O’Donnell wrote on Facebook before voting around 8:30 a.m.

“We have advocated for the issues that are critically important to all of the residents of Bayonne, such as affordable housing, good paying jobs and fiscal responsibility.”

Both top-tier candidates were joined by their wives and sons as they hit the polls before school started.

With Dr. Mitchell Brown in the mix as an independent, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether the final chapter in the Davis-O’Donnell feud will be written after the polls close at 8 p.m. tonight.

In Bayonne, runoffs are still alive and well, meaning the winning candidate would need 51 percent of the vote to avoid another showdown on June 12th.