BELMAR / LAKE COMO, NJ – With the primary elections in Belmar and Lake Como on the books, the candidates will now get their campaigns going for the November 2 general election.
Vying for a seat on Belmar’s Council, Republican Jodi Kinney, who won 241 votes in that party’s primaries, and Democrat Gerald Buccafusco, who garnered 217 votes in the primaries, according to unofficial election results.
Last November, Kinney and Buccafusco, who ran as independents, failed to defeat incumbent Democrat Thomas Brennan. This year, the two newcomers are running for the three-year seat now held by GOPer Patricia Wann, who is not running for re-election.
By district, the vote breakdown for Kinney was: 31 votes in District 1; 40 in District 2; 33 in District 3; 53 in District 4; and 34 in District 5. In addition, it has so far collected 50 postal votes, as this vote count will continue until June 14. Three written votes for candidates not identified in the tally were also cast.
For Buccafusco, the distribution of votes by constituency was: 24 votes in constituency 1; 20 in District 2; 20 in District 3; 22 in District 4; and 16 in District 5. He also received 50 postal votes at the close of polling stations. Its total also included 115 postal votes to date. Two written votes for candidates not identified in the tally were also cast.
In Lake Como, three outgoing Democrats who present themselves without opposition to the district council received the following votes: Christopher D’Antuono, 63 years old, including 12 postal votes; Heather Albala-Doyle, 62, including 11 postal votes, and Peter Ventrice, 64, including 12 postal votes.
Both recently appointed to the board to serve until the end of the year, Albala-Doyle is seeking a full three-year term and Ventrice is running for an unexpired two-year term. D’Antuono is running for his second full term.
No petition has been filed by Republicans on Lake Como.
In the race for governor, the winning Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli got 130 votes in Belmar and 20 votes in Lake Como, beating Philip Rizzo with 89 votes in Belmar and 19 votes in Lake Como, Hirsh Singh with 54 votes in Belmar and 17 voices in Lake Como and Brian D. Levine with 12 voices in Belmar and 1 voice in Lake Como.
Ciattarelli will face Democratic Governor Phil Murphy, who won 220 votes in Belmar and 61 votes in Lake Como.
Due to the new postal voting law, the postal ballot will continue until June 14 – no later than six days after the primary elections and provided that the ballots are stamped no later than June 8, date of their receipt by the county council. elections.
Voters who vote by mail can track their ballots through Monmouth County BallotTrax. Voters can sign up to receive status notifications – by call, email, or text message – to ensure their votes have been received by the county electoral board.
For the full election results for all races in New Jersey, Monmouth County and at the municipal level, visit MonmouthVotes.com.
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