Democrats sweep Brick council election, Fozman loses seat

[l-r]: Art Halloran, Lisa Crate, Vince Minichino, John Ducey and Andrea Zapcic. The Democrats election celebration party at Rosie’s in Brick, NJ on 11/5/19. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Democrats pulled off a resounding sweep in Tuesday night’s council election, with Democratic incumbents reclaiming three seats and adding one more with Republican Councilman Jim Fozman’s loss of his council seat.

Council President Andrea Zapcic, Council Vice President Lisa Crate, Councilman Arthur Halloran and councilman-elect Vincent Minichino won all four council seats on the ballot in an election in which Republicans swept every other office in the county.

Ms. Zapcic finished with the most votes with 8,387 [14.18 percent], followed by Ms. Crate with 8,049 votes [13.61 percent]. Mr. Halloran received 8,002 votes [13.53 percent] and Mr. Minichino received 7,860 [13.29 percent].

The sole Republican on the council, Jim Fozman, finished in dead last in vote counts with 6,348 votes [10.73 percent]. His GOP running mates also fell short of the Democrats in the election: Victoria Chadwick received 7,024 votes [11.87 percent], Max Flores received 6,7024 votes [11.43 percent] and Neil Napolitano received 6,691 votes [11.31 percent]. 

There were 33 write-in votes as well. In total, 59,156 residents voted in Tuesday’s election.

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