Councilmen Amarante and Nelson win new terms

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Entering the Borough of Mantoloking. FILE PHOTOP

MANTOLOKING — Councilmembers Anthony Amarante and Douglas Nelson have won new terms on the Mantoloking Borough Council, running unopposed.

According to unofficial results, representing around 61 percent of the statewide vote, Mr. Amarante and Mr. Nelson both received 136 votes. Six votes were submitted for write-in candidates.  

Both men will begin full three-year terms starting in January.

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“I am grateful and enthusiastic about being able to serve the borough for another term,” said Mr. Amarante. “As I said previously, I feel that we have made progress during my first term but there are areas which still to be addressed.

“I would encourage members of the community to reach out to me with any thoughts or suggestions on current issues or how to improve the town and services provided,” he said.

Mr. Amarante, a Republican, has served one term in Mantoloking after being elected in 2017. He currently serves on the finance, dune and beach and public services committees.

Mr. Nelson, a Republican, was appointed in March to take over for former councilman Chris Nelson.

“I look forward to my upcoming three-year term on council and to working with Mayor Lance White, council and the Mantoloking Borough team,” said Mr. Nelson. “COVID is truly testing our resiliency, but we need to persevere and move ahead in addressing the business of our town. I look forward to more in-person versus virtual interaction whenever that becomes appropriate.”

Mr. Nelson, a veteran, is the vice president of domestic and international sales for a Fortune 500 company and has managed the Mantoloking July Fourth celebration for several years.

The council is currently made up of Evan Steve Gillingham, F. Bradford Batcha, Lynn O’Mealia,  D’Arcy Green, Mr. Amarante and Mr. Nelson.

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