An Indian American advanced to the general mayoral election in Edison, New Jersey after winning the Democratic primary, reports Times of India.
Sam Joshi received 5,955 votes, defeating another Indian American candidate, Mahesh Bhagia, by almost 2800 votes.
Joshi declared victory on his Facebook page.
“I look forward to the General Election and hopefully to beginning a new administration in January that will deliver the bold, transformative leadership that Edison deserves,” he said.
According to My Central Jersey, the two candidates exchanged nasty attacks.
Flyers from the group Edison Victory 2021 accused Bhagia of being behind racist flyers in a 2017 Board of Education race and that he owed federal taxes.
Flyers from the Edison Democratic Team 2021 alleged Joshi raised taxes while not paying his condo association fees.
Edison is 59% White and 29% Asian American.
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