End of an era in Linden

Two-time incumbent Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka went down in defeat last night to Democratic challenger Councilman Derek Armstead.

An independent, Gerbounka lost narrowly to Armstead, who was on the party line but received little in the way of energetic support from the establishment save am endorsement letter co-penned by state Sen. Nick Scutari (D-22) and Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green.

Local organization Democrats now have a 9-2 majority on Council including the Council President, who won 2-1. End of an era in Linden