Mayor Wildes and the "Sugar Hill Gang" Celebrate


David Gunthorpe, noted performer and Vice President of the Sugar Hill Gang (right of Mayor) celebrated with Mayor Wildes at the Mayors’ Pre-election Gathering. The event was attended by hundreds of adults and kids immediately preceding the election. The entire Sugar Hill Gang---who hail from Englewood---came out in full to support the Mayor who handsomely defeated two opponents and earned himself a second term.

Mayor Michael Wildes clinched a second mayoral term Tuesday, beating independent Democratic challenger Bob Stern, 4,379 to 2,325.

"I'm humbled by the outstanding support," said Wildes, an immigration lawyer and national Democratic fund-raiser.

Republican businessman Baruch Y. "Bruce" Prince trailed with 372 votes. In the council race, Assemblyman Gordon Johnson sailed to victory, beating first-time Republican candidate Harry Kanner, 4,852 to 1,377.

The five-member council remains uniformly Democratic. But Johnson, a former Bergen County sheriff and Englewood cop, will join his political allies to form a four-member majority bloc. That could politically isolate 4th Ward Councilman Jack Drakeford. The bloc is united by its opposition to Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero and its cautionary approach to the building boom.

-- Carolyn Feibel

Reproduced from The Record

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

by Michael J. Wildes, Mayor, City of Englewood

2-10 N. Van Brunt Street

Englewood , NJ 07631



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