Kristin Corrado, the popular Passaic County Clerk, is set to become the next State Senator in the heavily Republican 40th District after trouncing Bergen County GOP Chairman Paul DiGaetano.

District 40140 of 146 precincts reporting (96%)

Kristin Corrado 7,642 62% (X)
Paul DiGaetano 3,689 30%
Edward Buttimore 987 8%

DiGaetano had staked his political career on the State Senate seat being vacated by longtime State Senator Kevin O’Toole. Many Republicans were upset with DiGaetano’s decision run for State Senate while also serving as the Bergen County GOP Chairman.