The Democratic Primary Ballot for the June 8, 2021 primary will look different this year. Four Democratic candidates will appear on the ballot; however, the second column was left blank and the other two candidates, Incumbent Craig Marson and Ronnie Appelle have been placed in the 3rd column.
In a Letter to the Editor in the Pascack Press on April 26, 2021 (page 18) by Josephine Higgins (former Mayor and current Councilwoman), she explains what transpired. There a two terms expiring this year, both incumbent Jacqueline Gadaleta and incumbent Craig Marson.
Since both are incumbent council members, it was natural to have them both run on the same ticket. As of March 22, 2021 both were on board to run together. However, without the requisite prior notice, Jennifer Margolis decided to run with Councilwoman Gadaleta. The lack of notice was disturbing. It was abundantly clear that Councilperson Gadaleta reneged on her promise to run the two incumbents on the same ballot.