Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
Unofficial primary results Tuesday showed a clear win for incumbent mayor Adrian O. Mapp over three contenders for the Democratic line on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Mapp received 2,890 votes to 2,296 for Rev. Tracey Brown, 456 for Councilwoman Bridget Rivers and 145 for Dr. Henrilynn Davis Ibezim.
Amelia and Adrian Mapp wait for final results Tuesday
Mapp thanked a long list of campaign helpers and said, "This night belongs to you, Plainfield."
Some of the crowd awaiting results
His campaign highlighted first-term strides in redevelopment, fiscal stability, management reform in community programs and progress toward his "One Plainfield, One Future" goal. Although he made past gains as a "New Democrat" bucking the party organization, he ran this year on a slate headed by Phil Murphy for governor, with Jerry Green for Assembly.
Mapp signs obscured by a sign for Rev. Tracey Brown
The slogan "Column A, All the Way" rankled rivals who got lumped together on Column G.
Joylette Mills-Ransome and early numbers
His running mate for an unexpired term representing Wars 2 & 3, Joylette Mills-Ransome, won by a landslide of 1,735 votes over competitors Cameron Cox with 562 and Alma Blanco with 326, but Fourth Ward candidate Steve Hockaday won over Terri Briggs by only 17 votes, 302-285, with Elliott Simmons trailing. at 87 votes.
Tallying votes at Mapp campaign HQ
Official results are expected Monday, when winners of Democratic committee seats will also meet to elect a chairman and ward leaders for the next two years.