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Election Results: Local Races Recapped

Voters came out to decide on a number of local races on Tuesday

Below are the results of local municipal elections as reported by the Monmouth County Board of Elections. The results are considered unofficial until they can be verified. Winners are marked with a check (√).

Avon-by-the-Sea

Election Day was business as usual in the borough of Avon as incumbent commissioners Robert McGovern, Francis Gorman and Robert Mahon, all independents, won re-election in an uncontested election.

Commissioners

Robert McGovern (Ind) √ 344

Francis Gorman (Ind) √ 337

Robert Mahon (Ind) √ 365

Belmar

Republican candidate Jim Bean won a full term on the council while sitting councilwoman Jennifer Nicolay will finish out one year of an unexpired term she is currently filling.

Council (full term)

James Bean (Rep) √ 711

Concetta Gutierrez (Dem) 689

Council (one-year, unexpired term)

Jennifer Nicolay (Dem) √ 850

Lake Como

No surprises here. Two incumbent Democrats were both re-elected to the borough council.

Council

Jared Cohen (Dem) √ 142

Kevin Lynch (Dem) √ 161

Spring Lake

It was a tough day for Republicans in Spring Lake as Democrat Mayor Jennifer Naughton won re-election in a landslide while Independent candidates Paul Jordan and Brendan Judge also beat out their Republican counterparts handily.

Mayor

Jennifer Naughton (Dem) √ 1,036

William Fay (Rep) 431

Council

Neil Kennett (Rep) 534

Steven Rich (Rep) 482

Paul Jordan (Ind) √ 860

Brendan Judge (Ind) √ 918

Spring Lake Heights

A Republican candidate narrowly ousted the sitting mayor while another Republican won another term on the borough council. A Democrat also won a seat on the borough council by a very tight margin.

Mayor

Gavino Maccanico (Rep) √ 794

H. Frances Enright (Dem) 745

Council

Patricia Cindea (Rep) √ 797

James Shuler (Rep) 781

John Tully (Dem) 681

Hugh Meehan (Dem) √ 784

Sea Girt

No shocks here, at least since Republican Councilman Ken Farrell received his party's nomination for mayor over sitting Mayor Mark Clemmenson. Republicans running unopposed in both the mayoral and council races won their respective elections.

Mayor

Francis Ken Farrell (Rep) √ 510

Council

Paul Cerami (Rep) √ 459

William Foley (Rep) √ 519

Manasquan

Democrats made a clean sweep in a highly contested election.

Mayor

George Dempsey (Dem) √ 1,306

Patricia Connolly (Rep) 738

Council

Joseph Bossone (Dem) √ 1,199

Michael Mangan (Dem) √ 1,187

Pamela Lewis (Rep) 787

Richard Norris (Rep) 856

Brielle

Voters in the borough will see another term for Mayor Thomas Nicol, who ran uncontested along with fellow Republicans Timothy Shaak and John Visceglia.

Mayor

Thomas Nicol (Rep) √ 645

Council

Timothy Shaak (Rep) √ 628

John Visceglia (Rep) √ 648

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