Two Democrats have become the first members of their party elected to the borough council in North Haledon since 1999, and it appears a Superstorm Sandy scandal gave them an edge.
Dennis Marco and Michael Galluccio tell The Record they believe they managed the narrow victory over two Republican incumbents Tuesday because Republican Mayor Randy George used a town-owned generator for his ice cream parlor after Sandy.
The Passaic County community's police chief also took a generator to his home where his 86-year-old mother was staying.
The Democrats say they did not raise the generator issue as they campaigned, but voters did often.
The mayor is up for re-election next year and says he foresees no problem winning.