Blanco’s School Board allies win big

PASSAIC – The School Board candidates supported by Mayor Alex Blanco buried their opponents in tonight’s School Board elections, according to unofficial results from the Clerk’s Office. Byron Bustos received 1,420 votes; Salim Patel 1,338; and Ronald Van Rensalier 1,363.

The next closest competitor earned in the neighborhood of 800 votes.

The victories bode well for Blanco as he considers his own reelection bid against city super Vincent Capuana on May 12th.

Blancois scheduled to attend an event withNewark Mayor Cory Booker on Wednesday andwill welcomeRoberto Clemente, Jr., on May 5th. Blanco’s School Board allies win big