WAYNE, N.J. – Incumbent Christopher P. Vergano secured the republican bid for mayor of Wayne Tuesday.
Vergano beat Council President Lonni Miller Ryan in the primary election, and will go on to take on Democrat Raymond Egatz in the general election. Egatz ran uncontested for his party’s nod for the four-year mayoral term.
Six republicans were also vying for their party’s nomination to run for three four-year at-large terms on the township council.
Vergano's running mates Joseph Schweighardt, Jill Sasso and David Varano came out on top. They defeated Kevin Kearney, James J. Marrocco and Matthew Rosenthal.
In November, the trio of republicans will face off against democrats Susan Deile, Dianne Douthat and James Durgana who ran uncontested for their party’s nomination.