Low turnout in Freeholder race hits incumbent Anthony “Stick” Romano
While the Old Guard managed to chalk up a win for Freeholder Anthony “Stick” Romano yesterday, the low turnout is evident in comparison to his unopposed race three years back.
Of course in that race, Stick was the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO) candidate and even better he dueled solely against “personal choice” – out and out protest write in votes.
In that primary, he was able to generate nearly 4,000 votes himself. Yesterday, the turnout for the primary was less than 4,000 overall.
Stick Romano’s drop off from the 2011 primary is more than 1,500 votes. It detracts nothing from his win and he will zoom along singularly to a win in November once again.
Here’s the official tallies from June 2011:
|DEM – Freeholder 5th District|
|Anthony L. ROMANO||3,768||97.36%|