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  Foe raps minority mayor-elect [Edison, NJ Mayor]
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News DateFriday, November 11, 2005 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionRace is no longer an unspoken topic in township politics.

William Stephens, who lost his bid for the mayor's seat to Korean American Jun Choi, said residents voting along ethnic lines determined Tuesday's election.

"The township was pushed further apart," Stephens said. "He played the Asian card."

Choi, a 34-year-old first-time candidate for office, became the township's first minority mayor, edging Stephens by 272 votes.

Choi, the Democratic nominee, grabbed 12,829 votes — 50.5 percent. Stephens, a 59-year-old Democrat and former councilman running as an independent, tallied 12,557 votes — 49.5 percent.
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