Newark: Chaneyfield-Jenkins defeats Sharif in Central Ward battle; MacCallum wins in the West

Former Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins tonight defeated Darrin Sharif in Newark’s Central Ward, and Joseph MacCallum beat Patricia Bradford in the West Ward.

The victories represent two wins for Mayor-elect Ras Baraka, who needed both to achieve a majority on the council.

Now Baraka has five strong alliances on the nine-member council.

MacCallum beat Bradford 68-32%. 

Chaneyfield-Jenkins won 62.33% (2,265) of the vote to Sharif’s 37.45% (1.361), according to Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin.

Newark: Chaneyfield-Jenkins defeats Sharif in Central Ward battle; MacCallum wins in the West