BRICK TOWNSHIP — Incumbent Lisa Crate, a Democrat, withstood a challenge from Republican candidate John Catalano and will serve as the mayor of Brick Township for the next two years.
With her successful bid, Ms. Crate becomes the first-ever elected female mayor in the history of Brick Township.
The race was for a two-year unexpired term, the result of the resignation of former Mayor John Ducey in February. Ms. Crate was then appointed mayor.
Ms. Crate received 11,054 votes, and Mr. Catalano received 7,700 votes, according to unofficial tallies reported Tuesday night.
“I am honored that the voters of Brick elected our entire team. Regardless of what’s happening in state and national government, for us it’s all about Brick. Our residents can always count on us to put Brick first,” Ms. Crate said.
“This is proof that any little girl growing up in Brick can be a leader in this town,” she added.
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