LAVALLETTE — Incumbent borough council members David Finter and Anita Zalom have been reelected to their respective council seats following the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
In the uncontested race, Ms. Zalom received the most votes, at 545. Mr. Finter, running mate of Ms. Zalom, received 526. Write-in candidates garnered 26 votes throughout the borough.
“I’m excited to be asked once again to serve the people of Lavallette,” she said. Ms. Zalom, a former music teacher, has lived full-time in the borough of Lavallette since 1968, and has served on the council since 1997. This is Ms. Zalom’s 12th time running for Lavallette’s borough council.
“The last 10 years, I’ve been the president of the council, and I really appreciate the fact that…if you ask anybody to help you…nobody ever says no,” she said. “You know that old saying from Africa: ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child?’ It does. Everybody has to pitch in…Everybody has to do their part, and they do.”
Mr. Finter said that, while tired out from working the polls on Election Night, he is happy to be elected again alongside Ms. Zalom.
“I’ve been doing this for about 10 years,” said Mr. Finter. Mr. Finter, a former lineman and field engineer for telecom company Verizon, has served as a Lavallette councilman since 2014.
“I’m gratified that people voted for me and Anita,” he said. “We had a really good turnout…It feels good to be back again for another three years.
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