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.