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No Surprises in Uncontested Primary

Vote totals for Varano and Amato not far apart

Democratic Mayor Jason J. Varano received 36 more votes in the June 7  primary than his Republican challenger, Council Vice-President Carmen J. Amato Jr.

Both men were uncontested in the race for the four-year mayoral term.

Varano, who is seeking his fourth term, received 1,506 votes. Amato, who has served two terms on the Township Council, received 1,470 votes, according to the Ocean County Clerk's Office.

In the race for the three at-large, three-year terms on the Township Council, James L. Egan was the top vote getter on the Democratic slate with 1,414 votes. Anthony R. Mazzella received 1,299 votes, followed by Edward H. Olsen with 1,260 votes.

John A. Bacchione was the top Republican vote getter, with 1,453 votes. Thomas Grosse Jr.  received 1,337 votes, followed by Robert G. Ray with 1,320 votes, according to the clerk's office.

In the race for the one, three-year term on the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, longtime Republican incumbent Joseph H. Vicari received 12,108 votes. His Democratic challenger Michele Rosen received 6,423 votes.

Berkeley Resident! and Proud! September 19, 2011 at 07:38 PM
John Walton...The only way Mr Varano returns a phone call is if your 55 or older living in Holiday City. Dont get me wrong, I believe that our elderly are very important. It is getting frustrating that he keeps getting elected because of the senior communities. This town is growing younger and younger just as much as its growing older and older. Time for a change! Got my vote Mr Amato.
Matthew Lightbody Sr. September 20, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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Matthew Lightbody Sr. September 20, 2011 at 12:35 AM
whether your a senior or not if you only know what is going on across the street from town hall you would not elect varano or amato toilet boil cleaner. my attorney won't let me say much but lets say your tax dollars are being wasted and thats being nice... but i can say i have tape recordings, pictures and witnesses and it will be a big hit and a verticle striping day for some... see you all soon ...... look me up for more clues
Matthew Lightbody Sr. September 20, 2011 at 12:38 AM
better idea anyone of you independent runners want some information and good tapes and pictures face book is my place look me up.... only will except you by a name
Berkeley Resident! and Proud! September 20, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Ok lightbody. Whatever you say.

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