Garretson and Menza in Hillside runoff

Hillside, that Union County collision course for powerful extraneous forces, gave Councilwoman Angela Garretson the most votes tonight in the mayor’s race.

Garretson came in first place, followed by incumbent independent Mayor Joe Menza.

Gov. Chris Christie appeared with Menza the day before Election Day.

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-10) backed Garretson.

Now Garretson and Menza head for a run-off election.

Councilman Jorge Batista, backed by local Democratic power broker Charlotte DeFilippo, is out.

Garretson and Menza in Hillside runoff