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10:46 p.m. In Berkeley, incumbent GOP council members James J. Byrnes, Judy Noonan, Angelo Guadagno and Council President Sophia Gingrich simply defeated Democrat challengers to win re-election to four-year phrases on the council.

Byrnes defeated Lynn Hansen, 1,780 to 833; Noonan defeated Gary Clifton, 2,852 to 1,028; Guadagno defeated challenger Maria Morales, 1,749 to 838, and Gingrich obtained 2,633 votes to 1,134 for Democrat Donna Walesiewicz.

10:40 p.m. – Island Heights’ Brian Gabriel (428 votes) and Sean Asay (312 votes) gained three-year phrases to the Borough Council. They defeated John H. Lightbody, Barry E. Constantine and Rolf J. Weber.

Live election outcomes from the Ocean County Clerk’s Office

Board of Education members Sara Bornebusch and Maureen DeSanto sought re-election and have been unopposed.

10:38 p.m. – As of 10:20 p.m., Republican State Sen. Samuel D. Thompson, was within the lead with 25,836 votes, David H. Lande, a Democrat, was behind him with 18,142. About 96 p.c of the districts in Middlebad County reported, and Burlington County outcomes weren’t instantly accessible.

Republicans within the Assembly have been forward as of 10:20 p.m. Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer had 26,zero20 votes, Robert D. Clifton had 25,466, and Democrats Gene Davis and Nirav Patel had 17,772 and 16,959, respectively. Only about 96 p.c of the districts in Middlebad County reported, and Burlington County outcomes weren’t instantly accessible.

Live election outcomes from the Ocean County Clerk’s Office

10 p.m. –  Democrats have gained three seats on the Township Council in Toms River, using a wave of anger about overdevelopment on the town to their first election victory right here in additional than a decade. Daniel Rodrick (Ward 2), Laurie Huryk (Ward three) and Terrance Turnbach (Ward four) gained their first four-year phrases in a good race.

Rodrick defeated Councilman Kevin M. Geoghegan, Huryk defeated GOP newcomer Louis Gallipoli and Turnbach defeated Council President Al Manforti, in accordance with unofficial returns.

Councilwoman Maria Maruca, who represents Ward 1, was the one Republican to win Tuesday night time. She defeated Democrat Anthony Colucci. 

9:55 p.m. – In Barnegat, incumbent Committeemen Alfonso Cirulli and John J. Novak, each Republicans, gained re-election with three,394 and three,333 votes, respectively. They defeated Democrats Daniel Ward, who obtained 2,761 votes, and Paul Okay. Whitcraft, who obtained 2,755 votes.

On the Barnegat Board of Education, Maria Pereira (2,192), Doreen Continanza (1,684) and Robert Geddes (1,649) gained three-year phrases. They defeated Richard Quelch, H.E. “Tripp” Rogers III, Jaime Feola, Pattie Deem Robbins and Robert J. Sawicki.

9:46 p.m. – Democrat Daniel Rodrick has defeated Republican Councilman Kevin M. Geoghegan to win the Ward 2 council seat in Toms River. Rodrick obtained three,874 votes, in comparison with three,203 for Geoghegan. Rodrick will change into the primary Democrat to serve on Toms River’s governing physique since Mayor Paul C. Brush left workplace in 2007.

The different three ward council races in Toms River stay too near name.

9:45 p.m. – Republican incumbents gained every legislative seat in District 30, which incorporates elements of Ocean and Monmouth counties, on Tuesday. Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson sailed by challengers Eliot Arlo Colon and Kevin Scott. Sen. Bob Singer, R-Lakewood, grabbed one other time period, defeating lawyer and Democrat Amy Sara Cores by greater than eight,000 votes.

9:36 p.m. – Jennifer Hudak was reelected to a three-year time period on the Manchester college board. She shall be joined by newcomers Melanie Biscardi and Ken Pate. 

9:32 p.m. – In Brick, Jessica Clayton and Maria E. Foster gained three-year phrases to the Board of Education with eight,482 and eight,302 votes, respectively. They defeated incumbent college board member John Barton.

9:21 p.m. – Incumbents Pamela Snyder and John Wisniewski, each Republicans, have been re-elected to three-year phrases on the Point Pleasant Borough Council. 

Cheryl Salway and Joan Speroni, two newcomers, have been elected to three-year phrases on the Point Pleasant Borough college board. 

9:20 p.m. – The Republican slate gained election to the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Council. Incumbent Councilman Thomas Migut and newcomer Paul Kanitra will serve three-year phrases.

9:18 p.m. – Jackson incumbent college board member Sharon Dey, 46, and newcomer Tara Rivera, 42, have been elected to three-year phrases on the Jackson college board.

9:17 p.m. – Brick Mayor John G. Ducey, a Democrat, gained re-election to his second time period in a landslide victory over Republican challenger Ruthanne Scaturro and two impartial candidates.

Ducey gained with 14,345 votes over Scaturro’s 6,750. Two impartial candidates, Anthony Matthews and Robert “Rob” Canfield obtained 278 and 190 votes, respectively.

Three Brick incumbent councilmembers, additionally Democrats, gained re-election. Marianna Pontoriero, Paul Mummolo and Heather deJong obtained greater than 11,600 votes every. Their Republican opponents Marilyn Lago, John Ciocco and Lois Turner obtained eight,540; eight,550 and eight,375 votes, respectively.

Though a majority of Brick voters favored Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno and different state and county Republicans in Tuesday’s election, approval of Ducey and incumbent Democrats remained robust regardless of their get together affiliation.

9:07 p.m. – In Lacey, incumbent Committeemen Nick Juliano gained re-election to a different three-year time period with four,796 votes. He defeated Democrat Jesse Ehrnstrom, who obtained 2,531 votes.

On the Lacey college board, Tom DeBlbad and Robert C. Riggs gained three-year phrases with 2,352 and a couple of,284 votes, respectively. Candidate Gregory Pancza misplaced with 2,084 votes and Glen Ross misplaced with 1,870 votes.

9:04 p.m.  In Ocean Township (Waretown) Republican Kenneth Balderstone garnered 2,160 votes, defeating Democrat Kevin Kennedy, who obtained 908 votes.

eight:58 p.m. –  Point Pleasant Beach Republican Councilman Thomas Migut and his runningmate, Paul Kanitra, defeated Democrats Don Rodgers and Russell Kelly within the race for 2 council seats. Kanitra obtained 985 votes, Migut, 868; Rodgers, 755 and Kelly, 678.

eight:57 p.m. – Plumsted Township Councilman Larry Jones gained re-election, receiving 1,809 votes. Jones, a Republican, ran unopposed.

eight:55 p.m.- Lavallette Council members Anita F. Zalom and David Finter gained new phrases on the council. They are each Republicans who ran unopposed.

eight:51 p.m. – Seaside Park Republican Council members Frank “Fritz” McHugh and Matthew DeMichele gained re-election. They ran unopposed. 

eight:48 p.m. – In Surf City, Republican Council members William D. Hodgson and John G. Hadash III gained new phrases on the council. They ran unopposed.

eight:44 p.m. – In South Toms River, Republican Councilmen Edward Murray and Sandford Ross Jr. defeated Democrat Robert Taylor within the race for 2 council seats. Ross obtained 374 votes; Murray, 358, and Taylor, 275.

eight:42 p.m. – In Tuckerton, Republican Council members John Schwartz and Keith F. Vreeland Jr. gained re-election. They ran unopposed.

eight:39 p.m. – Republican Council President Edward English and GOP Councilman David Hartman have been elected to new phrases on the Ship Bottom Borough Council. They ran unopposd.

eight:37 p.m. – Seaside Heights Council President Michael Carbone and Councilwoman Agnes Polhemus — each Republicans — have been re-elected to new council phrases. They ran unopposed.

eight:33 p.m. – In Pine Beach, Borough Council members Susan Coletti and Richard Polhemus, each Republicans who ran unopposed, have been re-elected. 

eight:27 p.m. – In Ocean Gate, Ocean Gate: Councilmen Mark Haug and Alex Martinez, each Republicans who ran unopposed, have been re-elected with out problem. Haug and Martinez obtained 334 and 340 votes respectively.

For Ocean Gate’s Board of Education, Richard Casey and Stephanie George-Kopp have been elected to three-year phrases with 249 and 282 votes, respectively.

They ran unopposed. Ocean Gate voters additionally elected Michael Pbaderi and Robert Livingston to three-year phrases on the Central Regional Board of Education. They additionally ran unopposed and obtained 201 and 211 votes, respectively.

eight:24 p.m. – Republican Nicholas A. Sommaripa defeats Democrat Sarah J. Collins within the race for one set on the Eagleswood Township Committee. Sommaripa obtained 255 votes to 153 for Collins.

eight:21 p.m. – John MacMoyle elected to a one-year time period on the Berkeley Board of Education. He ran unopposed.

eight:00 p.m. – Polls have closed. Stay tuned for reside updates from Ocean County native, county and college board elections.

Live election outcomes from the Ocean County Clerk’s Office

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