Councilman Andre Sayegh successfully defended his seat against upstart Al Abdelaziz delivering yet another blow to mayor Jose “Joey” Torres who was spotted campaigning for Abdelaziz at School 24 and School 25 just hours before polls closed in the Silk City.
Two voters in the heavily contested 6th Ward election are alleging an unknown man allegedly connected to the Al Abdelaziz campaign marked a candidate on the ballot and picked up their mail-in ballots from their homes, according to sworn statements submitted to the Passaic County election officials.
The state Democratic Party chairman John Currie gave his tacit support to challenger Al Abdelaziz’s campaign to unseat incumbent Andre Sayegh in the 6th Ward election by attending a hookah party Abdelaziz’s campaign hosted at a Clifton hookah lounge on Tuesday night.
Incumbent Andre Sayegh slammed his opponent Al Abdelaziz on Friday afternoon for allegedly affixing campaign flyers on utility poles.
The state has yet to receive 29-day pre-election campaign finance reports from 7 of the 19 people running in the city’s municipal elections, according to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) records.
The last of a series of candidates forums at the city council chambers on Friday afternoon saw 6th Ward incumbent Andre Sayegh and challenger Al Abdelaziz exchange fierce political attacks while debating the mayor’s $37 million road resurfacing program, special improvement districts, labor contracts, recreation spending, tax hikes, crime on 21st Avenue, hotspot business curfew,…
An angry exchange at a school board forum in 2004 between city board of education candidates Andre Sayegh and Augusto Penaranda that resulted in charges and counter charges being filed by both men ended with both dropping their cases after mediation, according to both men.