May 11, 2001

Some of the Winners & Losers are obvious: Municipal election winners include Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, Hoboken Mayor-elect David Roberts, Passaic Mayor-elect Samuel Rivera and the top two candidates for Jersey City Mayor, Glenn Cunningham and Thomas DeGise, who will meet in a June 5 runoff. The losers include Whip Wilson in Camden, Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo, and Louis Manzo, who lost his third mayoral bid in Jersey City.

Winners

 

Losers




BERNARD KENNY

 

BOB JANISZEWSKI

The Democratic State Senator is on top of the world after masterminding the upset win of Dave Roberts against foe Anthony Russo in the Hoboken mayoral race.

 

The Hudson County Executive watches one of his few remaining allies, Hoboken Mayor Anthony Russo, lose re-election.

GARRY FURNARI

 

MARGE ROUKEMA

The Democratic State Senator helps elect his political allies in Passaic and Lyndhurst, boosting his own chances for re-election to a second term.

 

The GOP Congresswoman leads the charge in Congress against The Sopranos, making people wonder if the loss of her committee chairmanship offers her some extra time to pursue new issues.

DONALD SCARINCI

 

WALTER TIMPONE

The powerful Hudson County attorney backs winners in Roberts in Hoboken, Rivera in Passaic, and Cunningham in Jersey City.

 

The court-appointed Passaic County election monitor is under fire for a report criticizing County Clerk Ronni Nochimson.

JOE KYRILLOS

 

LUIS PASTORIZA

The three-term State Senator and rising GOP star becomes Chairman of the Republican State Committee.

 

The Camden City Clerk looks silly for not being able to certify winners in the Council race because no one recorded the number of people who voted in Tuesday’s election.

BILL MAER

 

BOB TORRICELLI

The new Democratic political consultant gets rave reviews for the successful Rivera for Mayor race in Passaic.   The senior United States Senator faces more allegations of wrongdoing and seems to be spinning out of control.

HISPANICS

 

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON U.

Samuel Rivera becomes the first Hispanic Mayor of Passaic, where 60% of the people are Hispanic. And Hispanics were on the winning side in the Camden and Hoboken mayoral races.   FDU’s new Public Mind poll took some heat in a New York times story that challenged methodology and political conflicts.

BOB MENENDEZ

 

MARGIE SEMLER

The Democratic Congressman went all out to oust rival Russo in Hoboken, as well as for Rivera and Cunningham.   The outgoing Mayor of Passaic watches her preferred successor lose to her top rival.
May 11, 2001