Challengers sweep Ridgewood race

The three council challengers in Ridgewood swept into office today.

Newcomers Paul Aronsohn, Keith Killion and Anne Zusy beat incumbents Betty Wiest and Jacques Harlow today by relatively wide margins.

Killion, the town’s second-in-command police officer, was the top vote getter with 1,832 votes. Aronsohn, a former State Department official, Jim McGreevey spokesman and congressional candidate, was next with 1,692. Zusy, a former New York Times editor, garnered 1,464 votes.

Wiest got 1,1119 votes, while Jacques Harlow had 827.

The victory significantly changes the makeup of the town’s five-member council. Mayor David Pfund is not up for reelection for his council seat until 2010, but could lose the mayor’s seat in a July 1st council vote. Incumbent councilman Patrick Mancuso is also not up for reelection until 2010.

Challengers sweep Ridgewood race