Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

2 Dems to Join E. Rutherford Council

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

2 Dems to Join E. Rutherford Council

Article excerpt

EAST RUTHERFORD -- In an upset, Democrats Phil Sorbera and George Cronk beat a pair of incumbent Republicans, Joel Brizzi and Michael Homaychak, giving their party a majority on the Borough Council for the first time since 1983.

The Democrats received assists in the form of an endorsement from a Republican councilman, Jeff Lahullier, and voters who turned out 1,800 strong for Democrat Hillary Clinton compared with 1,642 for Republican Donald Trump

The winners said they are committed to working with their new Republican colleagues.

"Two parties, one goal," Cronk said. "We want to do the best we can for East Rutherford. I'm humbled and grateful to residents who gave us support. Winning is easy. Now we have to get to work for the residents, prove ourselves to the people who elected us, and win over the people who didn't vote for us. …

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