Harrison Mayor James Fife defeated former Councilman Anselmo Millan by about a 2-1 margin in a rematch from their 2018 contest yesterday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Preliminary tallies from the Hudson County Clerk’s Office show Fife with 1,504 votes, with Millan securing 819 votes. This was a far cry from their first matchup, where Fife when by 299, or about 13 percent of the vote.
The race began to heat up in the eleventh hour, with both candidates taking shots over a lingering federal lawsuit filed by Millan alleging that a nonprofit he ran lost their space in the municipal senior services building after he decided to run for mayor against Fife.
While the impact, if any, was unclear, but Fife built on his previous win and also saw his five council running mates join him in the winner’s circle unopposed.
Jesus R. Huaranga, Ellen Mendoza, Lawrence M. Bennett, Delfim Sarabando and James Doran were all re-elected.