The city woman accused of slashing tires and damaging rear windshields of former councilman Alex Mendez’s supporters during the hotly contested mayoral race says she has been cleared of charges by the court.
Disgraced mayor Jose “Joey” Torres supported a full slate of candidates in the May municipal elections, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
The super PAC that hounded Andre Sayegh’s opponents in the six-man mayoral race, sending out a number of unflattering mailers, spent $137,904, more than Michael Jackson and William McKoy combined, to get the mayor elected to office.
Former councilman Alex Mendez spent $67,077 in the city’s mayoral race, according to his belated 11-day pre-election campaign finance report filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.
Five of the six men in the city’s mayoral race expended $917,944, according to campaign finance reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
For the first time in almost a decade, councilman Alex Mendez will be without a seat in Paterson politics.
Councilman Andre Sayegh succeeded in marshalling the city’s disparate ethnic groups behind him to defeat five opponents in a landslide on Tuesday to win the mayor’s seat. His victory follows two previous failed bids for mayor in the past eight years.