Newark: Pintor and Kenney look strong as battle rages for third

NEWARK – With 94.48% of the vote tallied, a split decision appears to be at hand, as Eliana Pintor Marin of the For Our Kids Team backed by North Ward Leader Steve Adubato and Alturrick Kenney, a member of the Children First Team championed by South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka are snugly in the one and two spots, according to Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin.

The battle is for third, with Tave Padilla, an ally of Pintor’s, barely holding on to third place…

– Philip C. SEELINGER, Jr. 1,674 5.41%
– Eliana PINTOR MARIN 4,833 15.62%
– Ariagna PERELLO 1,872 6.05%
– Tave PADILLA 4,246 13.73%
– Deniqua MATIAS 4,112 13.29%
– Alturrick KENNEY 4,439 14.35%
– Donald G. JACKSON, Jr. 1,007 3.26%
– Antoinette BASKERVILLE-RICHARDSON 4,143 13.39%
– Willard ANDREWS 313 1.01%
– Alfred McINTYRE 226 0.73%
– Chris T. PERNELL 4,032 13.03%
Write-In 38 0.12%
Total 30,935 100.00%
Newark: Pintor and Kenney look strong as battle rages for third