Bergen results from two key mayoral primaries: Politics beats Poetry

In Westwood, John Birkner, Jr. defeated Gary Conkling in the mayor’s race.

From the Bergen County Clerk’s Office (unofficial machine totals):

GARY CONKLING 118 13.59%
JOHN BIRKNER Jr 749 86.29%
Personal Choice 1 0.12%
Total 868 100.00%

Politics beat poetry in Rutherford.

Running for mayor of the Bergen County town, Daphne Williams-Fox, the granddaughter of the late poet William Carlos Williams, lost to her Republican Primary opponent, Joseph DeSalvo, Jr.

The unofficial results, from the Bergen County Clerk’s Office:

JOSEPH DESALVO Jr. 483 78.28%
DAPHNE WILLIAMS-FOX 134 21.72%
Personal Choice 0 0.00%
Total 617 100.00%