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Knudsen, Sedon Win Ridgewood Council Election

Voter turnout came in at about 20% in Tuesday's municipal election.

Two newcomers have been elected to the Ridgewood Village Council.

According to unofficial voting results posted on the municipal website after Tuesday’s election, residents Susan Knudsen and Michael Sedon won the two open seats on the council with 2,723 and 2,588 votes, respectively. James Albano lost the election, getting only 1,021 votes, the post said.

The two will serve four-year terms.

Knudsen currently serves as the vice chair of the board of adjustment and Sedon is a former reporter at The Ridgewood News. Albano is the president of the Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association, reports said.

Of the 16,855 registered voters in Ridgewood, the village said 20.26% turned out to vote Tuesday.

The new councilmembers will officially replace Tom Riche and Bernadette Walsh this July.

jp1 May 14, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Very low turnout i wonder how many that did not vote do the most complaining.
JAFO May 14, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Those who complain are within their right to do so. If "none of the above" were an option, I'm sure turnout would have been higher.
Macko D May 14, 2014 at 02:22 PM
JAFO, obviously people have a right to complain regardless of whether they vote. But it does ring a little hollow. I think good citizenship would dictate that one makes the best available choice, as opposed to failing to vote. I think that, unfortunately, this low turnout is not unusual.
Citizen of America May 14, 2014 at 04:04 PM
The 20% turnout yesterday is less than the 23% turnout in 2012. However, Knudsen and Sedon each received more votes yesterday than Aronsohn got in 2012. Since Valley Hospital was Knudsen and Sedon's main campaign issue, I'd say that the people complaining about Valley Hospital showed up to vote; those who support Valley and those who are neutral stayed home. /// http://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-election-winners-discuss-results-1.435653
RB May 14, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Congratulations to all, but please go around and pick up your signs. The election is over. Thank you.

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