Bhalla in as Hoboken Democratic Party Chair; in Orange, Hawkins retains chairmanship

Hoboken Councilman Ravi Bhalla (pictured) defeated Inez Garcia tonight to become chairman of the Hoboken Democratic Committee.

The vote was 38 to 27.

In Orange, Mayor Eldridge Hawkins beat challenger Councilman Rayfield Morton for the chairmanship of the Orange Democratic Committee.

The vote was 18-16.

Bhalla in as Hoboken Democratic Party Chair; in Orange, Hawkins retains chairmanship