Fran Ritter from Ward 5 was elected to the Wayne Township Council!
November 6, 2018 Saw Many Democratic Victories
Every Democrat on the ballot in Wayne and in Passaic County was elected! Turnout in Wayne was up 50% from the last midterm election from 33% to 50% of registered voters; and there were many new registered voters. Wayne voted for a Democrat for US Congress for the first time in decades. This candidate, Mikie Sherrill (on left above), will replace Rodney Frelinghuysen to represent our 11th District in Washington. She visited our club’s holiday party/meeting to thank us December 11th.
In Paterson, our County Clerk is now a Democrat, Danielle Ireland-Imhoff (on right above), insuring that there will be no more efforts at voter suppression from that office. (There were two lawsuits in the county leading up to the election – one to simplify the ballot – the other to insure a process to get newly registered voters’ signatures to polling places rather than force them to cast provisional ballots.)
Statewide, all but one Democrat on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives was elected. Democrats now have 11 of our 12 congressional seats in Washington, up from 6. Nationally, Democrats now have a majority in the House.