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Official Results Show No Changes in Fort Lee Election Outcome

The County released final results Wednesday, including provisional and mail-in ballots.

The Bergen County Clerk’s office released final election results Wednesday from the Nov. 6 general election, and in Fort Lee’s races for seats on the Board of Education and Borough Council, there were no surprises.

The unofficial results on election night, with mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, showed incumbent Councilman and current Council president Joseph Cervieri as the top vote getter with 6,318. His running mate, incumbent Councilman Harvey Sohmer, received 6,271 votes.

Both of those numbers were easily enough to call the race in their favor, with Republican challengers Thomas A. Bennett and Peter B. “Mack” Campbell receiving 3,458 and 3,285 votes respectively.

The unofficial results in the race for three seats on the Fort Lee Board of Education had Esther Han Silver receiving 2,562 votes, David Sarnoff getting 2,415 and Holly Morell garnering 2,183.

All three easily outpaced incumbent John Bang, who received just 1,660 votes in the unofficial tally.

Candace Romba was the only name on the ballot to serve out the remaining year of former board president Arthur Levine’s term; she received 2,567 votes in official results.

The official results released Wednesday, which include provisional and mail-in ballots, are as follows:

Fort Lee Borough Council (two seats)

  • Cervieri – 6,991
  • Sohmer – 6,948
  • Bennett – 3,693
  • Campbell – 3,602

Fort Lee Board of Education (three seats)

  • Silver – 2,979
  • Sarnoff – 2,865
  • Morell – 2,572
  • Bang – 1,908

Fort Lee Board of Education (one seat – one year unexpired)

  • Romba – 3,023

The Fort Lee BOE and the Fort Lee Mayor and Council have yet to announce the dates of their respective reorganization meetings.

Patch will provide an update when that information becomes available.

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