TINTON FALLS — Vito Perillo knew he faced a tough challenge when he decided to run for Tinton Falls mayor against a well-known incumbent with longstanding ties to the community.
But the underdog 93-year-old World War II veteran was undeterred. When the returns were counted, Perillo scored a big upset and ousted Mayor Gerald Turning by 300 votes in the non-partisan election for the borough of 19,000 residents.
“I didn’t think I had a chance,” Perillo said in his living room Wednesday morning. “I was told by a lot of people that he (Turning) had a lot of connections, he …read more
Source: NJ.com Monmouth