Tony Mack wins Trenton mayoral runoff election

Voters in Trenton have elected their first new mayor in 20 years.

Former county Freeholder Tony Mack topped Manny Segura in yesterday's runoff election. Mack will replace Doug Palmer, who served as the city's mayor for 20 years.

Mack scored a majority 7,257 votes, or 62.25 percent of the 11,659 ballots cast, while Segura got 4,375 votes.

Voters also elected Kathy McBride, Phyllis Holly-Ward and Alex Bethea to the three at-large seats on the City Council. McBride received 22 percent or 5,339 votes; Phyllis Holly Ward received 19 percent or 4,635 votes and Alex Bethea received 17 percent or 4,100 votes.

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson took the majority of the vote in the East Ward council contest with 60 percent or 1,382 votes.

Marge Caldwell-Wilson beat opponent Divine Allah in the North Ward council race with 62 percent or 1,490 votes.

In the city's West Ward, Zachary A. Chester won the council seat with 58 percent or 2,043 votes.

The question regarding the sale of city-owned water pipes and storage towers in Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell and Lawrence Townships was voted down with 79 percent voting against the referendum.

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