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Election 2016 Results: Upset For Englewood BOE

Councilman Daniel Park wins in Tenafly.
Councilman Daniel Park wins in Tenafly. Photo Credit: Tenafly Municipal Democrats Facebook

Tenafly voters are in favor of the Open Space Trust Fund, a ballot question in Tuesday's election. Meanwhile, Democrats were elected to Tenafly Council and all of Alpine's candidates ran unopposed.

Here's a closer look at the results:

Tenafly Council

Democratic incumbents Maxim Basch and Daniel Park won the two open seats on the Tenafly Council. The two were up against Republican Susan Van Poznak.

Park earned 3,176 votes (53%) and Basch 2,637 (44%), while Van Poznak earned 2,564 votes (43%).

Tenafly BOE

Incumbents Mark Aronson and Sam Bruno were voted back on the Tenafly Board of Education. Jocelyn Schwarz earned the highest amount of votes and will fill the third seat.

Aronson earned 2017 (34%), Bruno earned 1,658 votes (28%) and Schwarz earned 2,127 votes (35%).

The three were up against Diana Brick and Amir Ziv.

Tenafly BOE unexpired 2 year

Voters selected Natalie Barbanel earned, who earned 1,743 votes (29%). She was up against John M. Preolo II (632 votes) and Patricia Flynn (899 votes).

Tenafly Municipal Question: The majority of voters are in favor of continuing the Open Space Trust Fund (1,866 voters said "yes" while 1431 said "no").

Shall the Borough of Tenafly continue its Open Space Trust Fund which will be funded in the following manner for the following purposes?

A. The Open Space Trust Fund shall be funded through the collection of local property taxes in an amount of one cent ($.01) per one hundred ($100.00) dollars of assessed value per year for a period not to exceed ten (10) years, unless a proposition extending the same is approved by the voters.

B. These funds shall be designated for the acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes and the development of lands acquired for such purposes.

C. If no lands are available for acquisition for these purposes, then the monies in said fund shall be used for other recreation, conservation, or historic preservation

Alpine Council

Democrats Gayle Gerstein and John Halbreich ran unopposed.

Alpine BOE

SHARON KURTZ ran unopposed.

Englewood BOE

In an upset, Elisabeth Schwartz, Kim Donaldson and Angela Midgette-David beat out Devry B. Pazant, Junius Carter and William Feinstein.

  • DEVRY B. PAZANT* (10%)
  • WILLIAM FEINSTEIN* (8.9%)
  • KIM DONALDSON (26.1%)
  • ELISABETH SCHWARTZ (26.25%)
  • ANGELA MIDGETTE-DAVID (17.8%)
  • JUNIUS CARTER* (10.3%)

Englewood Cliffs Council

Voters chose William Woo (R) and Ellen Park (D)* to fill the two open seats on the Englewood Cliffs council.

  • ELLEN PARK (D)* (24.9%)
  • MICHAEL I. KOCHNOVER (D) (24.5%)
  • WILLIAM WOO (26.49%)
  • NUNZIO CONSALVO (R)* (24.1%)

Englewood Cliffs BOE

Susan Pak, Ankur Pandya and incumbent Frank Patti, Jr. were voted to the Englewood Cliffs BOE.

Pak earned 601 votes (17.42%), Pandya earned 588 votes (17%) and Patti earned 584 votes (16.9%).

The three beat out incumbents Gina Enriquez and Carmelo Calabro, along with Carolina Calderon and Harriet Siew.

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