Dina Grilo elected mayor of East Newark

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Portuguese-American Dina Grilo was elected mayor of East Newark, NJ on Tuesday, November 5. Grilo, who lived her whole life in that small borough, made history as  East Newark’s first new mayor in 32 years.

Although she had no opponent in last Tuesday’s race, Dina Grilo upset East Newark’s longtime mayor, Joseph Smith, in a rare uncontested Democratic primary by winning almost 55 percent of the vote.

Dina Grilo is the vice-president of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Office of Disability Inclusion. 

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