Voters in Vineland Tuesday night narrowly defeated a measure that would have increased the tax for library funding. Nearly 13,000 votes were cast and the issue fell by 53 votes. Library supporters were able to get enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot via referendum.
The GOP is clearly in charge of the offshore communities. There were six contested elections in Dennis, Middle, and Lower Townships combined and the Republican Party won all six of them. There were two uncontested seats also captured by the republicans in Upper Township as well.
So, what about the ballot questions before New Jersey voters last night? They were both approved. Voters in the Garden State approved spending money to expand vocational schools and to improve security in K through 12 school districts.
Senate hopeful Bob Hugin didn’t exactly heap praise on democrat Robert Menendez in his concession speech Tuesday night. Hugin told his supporters that “the people of New Jersey do deserve better” after conceding defeat to Menendez. Menendez was brought up on corruption charges before this election season.
Dennis Township democrat Jeff Van Drew is headed to Washington. In a race that was much tighter than expected, Van Drew defeated republican Seth Grossman to win the Second District Congressional election Tuesday night. Van Drew captured 52 percent of the vote, Grossman just over 46 percent. In another high profile race in South Jersey,…
Voters have placed two men on the Lower Cape May Regional Board of Education. Gary Playford was the top vote getter with 4,098 votes; joining Playford is Richard Hooyman who finished second the balloting.
Woodbine has returned longtime Mayor William Pickolycky to the mayor’s position. Woodbine residents also voted in Michael Benson and Joseph Johnson to seats on the Borough Council; Alexander Bland finished third and out of the running.
Sea Isle City Mayor Len Desiderio will retain his seat on the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Desiderio will defeat democrat Jeremiah Schenerman in Tuesday night’s election. With more than half of the County districts reporting, Desiderio has 62 percent of the popular vote, assuring him of the victory.
Republican Seth Grossman is leading Democrat Jeff Van Drew in the Congressional race with many more votes to be counted. Grossman leads Van Drew by two percentage points, but only one fifth of all ballots have been counted in the Second Congressional District.
Republicans keep the majority in Dennis Township with victories Tuesday night. Frank Germanio Jr. was elected to a full term seat on the Township Committee over Dorothy Merlino, while fellow republican Matthew Cox defeated Renee Pettit to fill an unexpired term. Both republicans won by approximately 400 votes apiece.