King and Capristo retain their council positions


SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — Republican incumbents Sara King and Leonard Capristo were reelected on Tuesday to the Spring Lake Heights Borough Council. 

According to the Monmouth County Board of Elections, Ms. King received about 48 percent of the votes, and Mr. Capristo received about 51 percent of votes. A small portion of votes went to a write-in candidate. 

Their reelection keeps the borough’s council entirely republican. 


Mr. Capristo, councilman and chairman for the recreation committee has been on the council since 2018, and served as recreation committee chairman since 2019. Mr. Capristo has lived in Spring Lake Heights since 2002, and served on the borough’s planning board from 2004 to 2011. 

“I would like to thank the fantastic people of our community for providing me a second term on the Council,” Mr. Capristo told The Coast Star. “I am also looking forward to building on the successes and accomplishments we have achieved. I’m also excited and grateful to have further opportunities to work and collaborate with the strong leadership of Mayor Campion and my fellow Councilmembers.”  

Ms. King has been on the Heights’ council since 2010. Ms. King was chairman of the Republican County Committee in Spring Lake Heights. In her nearly 12 years of serving on the council, she had served as the borough council president for five years. 

“I just look forward to serving the people, this is a great town, a great community,” Ms. King told The Coast Star. “I just continue to look forward to going in the same direction, making the town better and providing more and more things for everybody.” 

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