At-Large incumbents win in Newark, but Baraka beats James in the South Ward; with 60% reporting, Booker now at 60%

NEWARK – Booker Team at large incumbents Mildred Crump, Luis Quintana, Carlos Gonzalez and Donald Payne, Jr., all won re-election, according to the Essex County Clerk’s Office.

In the South Ward, challenger Ras Baraka has defeated Councilman Oscar James II, a member of the Booker Team.

The Central Ward is the only ward still in question, and may be headed for a run-off.

With 60% of the vote reporting, Mayor Cory Booker is now at 60%, according to the clerk’s office.

At-Large incumbents win in Newark, but Baraka beats James in the South Ward; with 60% reporting, Booker now at 60%