Healy Wins Mayor’s Race Spending $185 per Vote
By admin on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 6:00 am
Mayor Healy avoided a runoff election yesterday by garnering 53 percent of the vote, or 16,231 votes. Healy spent more than $3 million on the campaign, costing him $185 a vote and besting Mike Bloomberg’s $92 a vote and surpassing Corzine’s 2000 Senate race cost per vote. Don’t worry though, Healy contributors, you’ll earn that back through patronage jobs and no bid contracts in no time.
Also fairing well was Steve Fulop, the Ward E councilman who won his race with 60 percent of the vote.
In Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer and Peter Cammarano will face a runoff election, each getting about 35 percent of the vote.