Zimmer slate appears to have won but won't declare victory by Tom Wednesday June 10, 2009, 10:15 AM Dawn Zimmer's council candidates seem to have won the campaign, but everything in the Hoboken elections are still up for grabs at this point. Mayoral candidate Dawn Zimmer's council candidates seem to have clinched their places on the Hoboken City Council, but none would declare victory late last night. Ravi Bhalla and Carol Marsh finished almost 400 votes ahead of the nearest challenger on the Peter Cammarano slate, and Dave Mello is 130 votes ahead of Vincent Addeo for the last slot. Still, with so much legal wrangling over the mayoral election, the final figures in the city council race may change, too. As of last night, the final numbers were: Bhalla - 5,810 Marsh - 5,803 Mello - 5,597 Addeo - 5,437 Raul Morales - 5,305 Angel Alicea - 5,302 Even with the apparent win, no one on Zimmer's slate seemed ready to declare it a victory. "I really don't know," Mello said. "This is my first time campaigning. Until I hear a concession, I don't want to say anything. It looks good. I don't want to say anything until all the results are in." The closest anyone came to declaring victory for the council candidates was Zimmer, whose own race is on the ropes after Cammarano squeaked out a narrow 67 vote lead. "The good news is it looks like we have three new council members," Zimmer said. And is it my imagination or are they so blase about this that the article doesn't even mention Bhalla is a Sikh? Is this progress? Mental freedom?