So, kumusta ang ating manok in the Jersey City 2009 poll results?
As of writing, fellow Filipino Rolando Lavarro – running for Council for Ward A here in Jersey City – is in second place with 1,260 votes behind the incumbent Michael Sottolano (2,021 votes, 39%). Breathing down his neck is candidate Andre Richardson, who is just 21 votes off.
Since absentee and provisional ballots are not counted yet, the numbers might change. A runoff is possible, where he and the leading candidate will go head-to-head for another voting match.
If he wins, Lavarro would be the first Filipino-American to serve on the City Council. However, he was quick to add that he is “running to be the councilman for all people” of Ward A, according to the report of Jersey City Independent staff.
Here’s to hoping that Mr. Lavarro makes the runoff and wins… Mabuhay ang mga Pinoy here in Jersey City!
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