Pallotta city chairwoman loses her own county committee seat

Mahwah GOP City Chairperson Tracy Miceli lost her own seat on the county committee after avoiding the organizing line to run with congressional candidate Frank Pallotta.

Michael Schnoll, a 20-year-old rising junior at Indiana University, was Mahwah’s 1st District top-voter. Schnoll received 79 votes on the Bergen County GOP line.

Charles Rabolli, Jr. won the second county committee seat, beating his running mate, Miceli, by four votes, 63 to 59.

It is unclear whether Miceli will retain the position of city president despite losing her own seat.

It was an impressive victory for Schnoll, who had been nominated to fill a vacant seat in another district on his 18th birthday. He is an intern for Assemblyman Bob Auth (R-Old Tappan.

Miceli, 64, is a former Montville councillor. Rabolli, 59, chairman of the Mahwah zoning board, is a former prosecutor and president of the Passaic County Bar Association.

Rabolli and his wife, who did not seek re-election, were the holders of the 1st constituency. Schnoll and Miceli were appointed to fill vacancies in districts where they did not reside.

Pallotta won his hometown of Mahwah by 144 votes, 54%-44%, over his main opponent, Marine combat veteran Nick DeGregorio. But DeGregorio won Mahwah’s 1st District, based in the city’s Cragmere section, by 13 votes, 50%-43%.

In the general election, Pallotta faces three terms from Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff).

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