The trial that will determine who – Alex Mendez or William McKoy — gets the 3rd Ward seat on City Council is slated to take place in the summer.
Councilman Alex Mendez, who came under attack from mayor Andre Sayegh earlier in the week for not quarantining following a trip to the Dominican Republic, has tested negative for Covid-19.
Former councilman William McKoy, who narrowly lost to Alex Mendez in November, filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to nullify the outcome of the do-over election.
Councilman Alex Mendez won in the 3rd Ward election recount on Monday. He widened his lead over former councilman William McKoy from 9 to 13 votes.
Passaic County assignment judge Ernest Caposela ordered a recount in the hotly contested 3rd Ward race on Monday morning.
After losing by nine votes, former councilman William McKoy filed for a recount. He may have to wait until mid-December for his recount.
Former councilman Alex Mendez, who had been jittery and anxious after winning the 3rd Ward seat on the City Council last week, was sworn in on Monday.