Janna Jachniewicz, one of three Republican challengers for a seat on the Long Beach City Council, was the top vote getter in the Independence Party primary election Tuesday.
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Of the 180 votes cast, Jachniewicz received 50 votes (27 percent), while fellow Republican challenger Damian Walsh came in second with 44 votes (24 percent), according to the Nassau County Board of Elections.
Democrat incumbents Eileen Goggin, who was appointed to the council in February after former councilman Michael Fagen was convicted on felony charges, received 35 votes (19 percent) and Scott Mandel, a Democrat and council president, got 29 votes (16 percent). There were 22 write-in votes in the primary.
The seats of Goggin, Mandel and John McLaughlin, the lone Republican on the five-seat council who opted not to seek reelection, are up for vote in November. Jachniewicz and Walsh are running with Mike Franceschini, who did not enter the primary, on the Republican-endorsed Clean Slate Party.In Tuesday’s primary for City Court judge, Republican Theodore Hommel received 51 votes (68 percent) and incumbent Roy Tepper got 24 votes (32 percent). Hommel, a former city attorney, filed a $1 million suit against the city in May, claiming the Democrat administration terminated him for political reasons after he announced his candidacy.