Developing Paterson Ward race match-ups

In Ward 2, veteran Councilman Aslon Goow is expected to receive a challenge from Sheriff’s Officer Edwin Lozado.

Ward 3 is expected to feature veteran Councilman William McCoy challenged by two well-recognized school board members: Alex Mendez and Kenny Simmons.

In the 4th Ward, veteran Councilwoman Vera Ames will retire next year.

Early contenders for her seat include Rubie Cotton, whose husband Eddie Cotton (a professional boxing referee) held the seat before Ames.

Eddie Cotton originally defeated former Paterson Mayor Marty Barnes for the seat.

School teacher Wilkin Santana – beaten by Ames four years ago – is likely to run again, and educator Mark Fisher is another name in the mix.

Developing Paterson Ward race match-ups