With mail-in ballots still to be tallied the results of council races in Point Pleasant Beach and Lavallette remained tentative Tuesday evening, with 100 votes separating Democratic challenger Don Rodgers from incumbent Republican Councilman Robert Santanello.
In Lavallette just 78 votes separated challenger Matt Schlosser, an independent, and incumbent Republican Councilwoman Joanne Filippone.
In Brick, the much-anticipated $12.5 million school security referendum failed to gain the approval of voters by a slim margin of roughly 600 votes. A similar referendum gained the approval of voters in Point Pleasant Borough by 112 votes.
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With no Democratic challenger on the ballot, Republican incumbent Diane Cornell secured election to her first full council term, while running mate Dennis Shaning secured election to his first term on the dais.
BAY HEAD BOROUGH COUNCIL [Two seats, three-year terms]
Diane Cornell, Republican incumbent — 358
Dennis Shaning, Republican — 326
Newcomer Eric Pritchard won election to his first term on the school board, while incumbent member Sandra Antognoli will begin her fourth term on the board.
BAY HEAD BOARD OF EDUCATION [Two seats, three-year terms]
Sandra Antognoli, incumbent — 277
Eric Pritchard — 286
Stephanie Wohlrab and Victoria Pakala kept their seats on the Brick Township Public Schools Board of Education and newcomer Nicole Siebert was elected to her first term on the board. The three ran jointly under the slogan Believe in Brick.
By a slim margin, voters rejected a plan to fund $12.5 million worth of security enhancements to all 12 schools in the district.
BRICK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION [Three seats, three-year terms]
Joseph Aulisi, write-in — total write-in votes cast 1,388
John Barton — 6,299
Robert Canfield — 6,421
Victoria Pakala, Incumbent — 9,799
Nicole Siebert — 10, 509
Stephanie Wohlrab, Incumbent — 8, 976
Edward Young — 4, 891
Referendum question on funding for facility upgrades, security measures
Yes — 10, 615
No — 11, 290
Walter LaCicero was re-elected as mayor in Lavallette, drawing a whopping 99.17 percent of votes in the uncontested election
LAVALLETTE MAYOR [Four-year term]
Walter LaCicero, Incumbent Republican — 719
As the polls closed, newcomer Matthew Schlosser, was within 78 votes of tying incumbent Councilwoman Joanne Filippone with mail-in ballots yet to be tallied Tuesday evening.
LAVALLETTE BOROUGH COUNCIL [Two seats, three-year terms]
James Borowski, Incumbent Republican — 658
Joanne Filippone, Incumbent Republican — 467
Matthew Schlosser, Independent — 389
LAVALLETTE BOARD OF EDUCATION [Two seats, three-year terms]
Elizabeth D’Aloisio, Incumbent — 465
Michael Valeri, Incumbent — 439
Lance White has officially been elected mayor of the borough. Steve Gillingham and Bradford Batcha secured seats on the borough council. Both races were uncontested.
MANTOLOKING MAYOR [Four-year term]
Lance White, Incumbent Republican [council] — 119
MANTOLOKING BOROUGH COUNCIL [Two seats, three-year terms]
Steve Gillingham, Republican — 114
Bradford Batcha, Republican — 111
With mail-in ballots yet to be tallied, Incumbent Republican Councilman Robert Santanello and Councilman Andy Cortes appeared to have held off a challenge by Democratic candidates.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOROUGH COUNCIL [Two seats, three-year terms]
Georgia Cassidy, Democrat — 789
Andy Cortes, Incumbent Republican — 973
Don Rodgers, Democrat — 845
Robert Santanello, Incumbent Republican — 945
Incumbent Jim Ireland and newcomer Stacey McGlinchy ran uncontested, pulling in 995 and 943 votes respectively.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH BOARD OF EDUCATION [Two seats, three-year terms]
James Ireland, Incumbent — 995
Stacey McGlinchy — 943
Republican Mayor Robert A. Sabosik, who ran unopposed, won a second term.
POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH MAYOR [Four-year term]
Robert A. Sabosik, Incumbent Republican — 5,942
Republican incumbent council members retained their seats against a Democratic challenge. Council members William Borowsky and Antoinette DePaola, secured their third and fourth terms, respectively.
POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH COUNCIL [Two seats, three-year terms]
William Borowsky, Incumbent Republican — 4715
Antoinette DePaola, Incumbent Republican — 4,618
Paul Caliendo, Democrat — 2,763
Sarah Reichenbecher, Democrat — 2,620
Incumbent board members Lawrence William and William Munn will be joined on the dais by newcomer John Florio.
POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH BOARD OF EDUCATION [Three seats, three-year terms]
Lawrence Williams, Incumbent — 4, 068
William Munn, Incumbent — 3,955
John Florio — 3,857
Voters approved an additional $198,000 to provide four full-time police officers to provide security at the four district schools during the school day. Voters were split on the ballot question, with just 112 votes separating the “yes” or “no” tally.
Referendum question on funding for school security
Yes — 3,498
No — 3,386