Battleground Bayonne: Davis triumphs in upset victory over incumbent Smith in Bayonne mayoral runoff election

BAYONNE – Jimmy Davis, a Bayonne police captain, has defeated incumbent Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith in Tuesday’s mayoral runoff election, according to unofficial results.

Davis’ decisive victory came about in part because of his large vote totals in the city’s First Ward, where Davis lives. 

Other significant factors that contributed to Davis’ upset win over Smith, the former Hudson County Democratic Organization chairman, were voter concerns about Bayonne’s future development, as well as the lack of a contract for the city’s public school teachers. 

Battleground Bayonne: Davis triumphs in upset victory over incumbent Smith in Bayonne mayoral runoff election