Republicans now hold a 2-1 majority on the Middle Township Committee. Republican Tim Donohue was easily elected to his first term on the Middle Township Committee as he defeated two challengers on Tuesday evening. Donohue captured nearly 45 percent of the vote, defeating opponents Bill Sturm III and Steve Russell. That means Donohue and fellow republican Dan Lockwood hold a republican majority on the three member township committee. Either Donohue or Lockwood is expected to become the new mayor.
Donohue told Coastal Broadcasting Tuesday night that he feels really good and “we worked our butts off” during the campaign. Donohue says the win in Middle Township and republican gains in the county mirror the trend in national government. He acknowledged that there have been a lot of changes in the republican party over the past year, and that it’s been noticed at the state level. When he was asked who will be the new mayor of Middle Township, Donohue said he will be “proud to support Dan Lockwood as the new mayor of Middle Township”.