The Edison Three: By the Numbers

From Left: Karabinchak, Shah, and Diehl

From Left: Karabinchak, Shah, and Diehl

The following are Edison council people’s recent elections by the numbers. These three are contending for what party players say will be Assemblyman Pat Diegnan’s (D-18) vacant seat when Diegnan moves up to the state senate…

Bob Diehl

He is the only candidate who has successfully run for five terms for council and won.

His past two council elections: 8,485 in 2013; 12,424 in 2009

Sapana Shah 

She ran two at-large elections and was the top vote-getter (3,152) in a nine-candidate school board race.

In 2013 council, she was the third highest vote-getter in a 12-candidate field, receiving 7,890 votes.

Rob Karabinchek 

Having originally lost as an anti-establishment candidate, he won two council elections with the backing of the party. In 2015 was the 2nd highest vote-getter with 5,849. In 2011 he received 6,478 votes.

The Edison Three: By the Numbers