Special Election Convention Loretta Weinberg 115 Ken Zisa 114 Bergen County Democratic Covention Loretta Weinberg 116 Ken Zisa 112 On September 15, 2005, Democratic County Committee members in the 37th District (Bergen County) held a Special Election Convention to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Byron Baer (D-Englewood). The winner of the Special Election Convention will serve in the State Senate until the results of a November 2005 Special Election for the remaining 26 months of Baer’s term are certified. In a separate vote, Bergen County Democrats also held a Special Convention to nominate a candidate to run in the November 2005 Special Election. Zisa had won the Special Election Convention 114-110 and the Special Convention nomination 112-111. Five unopened ballots from Tenafly were sealed on 9/15 and opened on 10/5 after a legal challenge. All five ballots were for Weinberg.