Quintana doesn’t get consolation prize

After being easily defeated by M. Teresa Ruiz in his bid for state Senate on Tuesday, Newark Councilman Luis Quintana has suffered another blow today after failing to win confirmation for a post on the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.

Most of the committee abstained on Quintana’s confirmation, with Tom Kean, Jr., Robert Martin and Ray Lesniak voting no. One Senator, John Girgenti, votes yes.

Quintana had been nominated by Sen. Ronald Rice to replace deceased commissioner Donald Tucker. Quintana doesn’t get consolation prize