James Davis and his council candidates win Bayonne elections in close races

BAYONNE — After a heated election marked by months of mudslinging, James Davis edged out incumbent Mayor Mark Smith in Bayonne to win the city’s top seat on Tuesday night.
Davis’ four candidates also won extremely close City Council races.
Davis’s supporters broke into cheers a little after 9 p.m. when he claimed victory from the second-floor window of a Broadway pizzeria where his campaign was tabulating vote totals.
The new mayor-elect was still trying to process his victory minutes after learning of it.
“Who would have ever believed this,” Davis said. “Six months ago they said I was crazy and had no shot.”
In the council-at-large race, Sharon Nadrowski, Juan Perez, and Terrence Ruane were within 300 votes of each other as of 9:30 p.m. Two candidates were the winners: Nadrowski and Perez.
In the ward 2 race, also close: Joseph Hurley had 1,970 votes and Salvatore Gullace had 2,022.
In ward 3, Gary LaPelusa had 2,402 votes to Ray Greaves’ 2,364.
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