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Unofficial results show Jackson next Trenton mayor

6-10-14

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Unofficial results show that Trenton voters have elected Eric Jackson the next mayor of New Jersey’s capital city.

The 55-year-old former city public works director was comfortably ahead in a runoff election Tuesday over Paul Perez, a former security consultant.

He is to be sworn in next month and take over from acting Mayor George Muschal. Muschal took office in February after Tony Mack was removed from office following a federal corruption conviction.

Mack is expected to begin serving nearly five-year prison sentence in coming weeks.

Jackson and Perez both ran promising a clean and transparent government, improving schools and creating jobs.

They were in a runoff after being the top two vote-getters in a six-candidate field in last month’s nonpartisan election. No one received more than half the votes.