Photo by Joe Calamito
The 1st and 3rd Wards in Bayonne have two new Council people elect. Agnes Gillespie and Ray GreavesÂ both won tonight in Bayonne’s Primary. Two of Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith’sÂ Council running mates;Â Gillespie, and Greaves fell short of a first ballot victory in the May election forcing them into a run- off againstÂ Thomas Cotter in the first wardÂ and Gary La Pelussa in theÂ third ward.
Winning tonights primary with GillespieÂ totalling Â 1408 votes to Cotter’s 1155 and GreavesÂ with a total of 1623Â to LaPelusa’s 1570Â gives Mayor Smith’ a cohessive Council and with 6 ofÂ his running mates on the City Â CouncilÂ Mayor SmithÂ can now push forth his agenda for the city.
A happy Mayor Mark Smith addresses the audience at the Knights of Columbus in Bayonne after Agnes Gillespie and Ray Greaves won their council seats.