In Hudson, Romano holds onto seat, while Balmir bumps out Dublin

In Hudson County, one candidate backed by the HCDO has won and another has lost.

Challenger Gerard Balmir, backed by the HCDO and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, defeated incumbent Freeholder Jeff Dublin, who ran off the line.

And in Hoboken, incumbent Freeholder Anthony Romano, dumped by the organization, prevailed.

Romano defeated HCDO-backed challenger Phil Cohen.

Cohen won the Jersey City Heights portion of the district but Romano beat him in Hoboken.

In Hudson, Romano holds onto seat, while Balmir bumps out Dublin