Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Storch, Greaves Win Four-Year Terms

Councilman Cory Storch won his third term serving the Second Ward and Councilwoman Vera Greaves secured her first full term representing the First and Fourth wards Tuesday, each to serve from Jan. 1, 2012 through 2015.

Storch overcame a June Democratic primary challenge from Tony Rucker, who also lost to Storch in the 2007 primary. In 2007, Storch ran on the party line in the primary, but this year Rucker had the party's backing. Storch previously served on the Plainfield school board and has served as the governing body's representative on the Planning Board for many years.He chairs the council's Economic & Community Development Committee

On Tuesday, Storch defeated Republican William Michelson, who promised on his blog to be involved in city affairs, win or lose.

Greaves was unopposed in her bid to succeed Linda Carter, who won election in November 2010 to the Union County freeholder board. Greaves has served as an appointee since January. In 2009, Greaves was the running mate of Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, but lost the Fourth Ward Democratic primary to Bridget Rivers by six votes. Since being appointed, Greaves has headed the council's City & Neighborhood Services Committee.

Results are unofficial and will be confirmed by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi on Monday. Thanks to City Clerk Abubakar Jalloh, the complete unofficial results by ward and district are posted on the city web site.



  1. Yeah !!! An all Democratic Council & Mayor !! The good times in Plainfield will keep on rolling !! Low crime, fair taxes and the best public school system !! We better secure our borders or all the other towns will want to merge with us !

  2. Heard all the New Dems were singing kumbaya at the Green's hq. Damon included. Were you there Bernice?

  3. Predicted the New Dems were all Paper, if only winning the lottery were that easy.
    I am actually glad for Jerry Green. He's smarter than the New Dems and def knows how to rattle their knee-jerk liberal chains. Screw the's all for the party. Suckers.

  4. Rob is right. I too am dissapointed at the full support the New Democrat machine threw behind Jerry Green.

    Even Dan Damon was in lock step with the New Democrats on this one.

    Now whom do I believe?