BRICK — Councilman Frank Garruzzo has been elected as mayor of the Borough of Brielle in an uncontested election. As of Tuesday evening, Nov. 7, the unofficial tally showed 1,142 votes for Mr. Garruzzo.
Borough council members Timothy Shaak and John Visceglia won reelection to their respective seats, having also been unopposed. Like Mayor-elect Garruzzo, both incumbents are Republicans. Mr. Shaak received 1,128 votes and Mr. Visceglia received 1,139 votes.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: A print version of this story in the Nov. 9 edition of The Coast Star included a photo incorrectly captioned as Councilman Shaak’s. The correct photo is featured with Mr. Shaak’s reelection summary below.]
“I am so honored for this new position and also humbled by this wonderful honor,” said Mr. Garruzzo to The Coast Star. “I hope that I can serve to the best of my ability the residents of Brielle to maintain the greatest place in the world to live. I hope that I can live up to those expectations because I have the same regard deep in my heart.”
Mr. Garruzzo ran unopposed to succeed Mayor Thomas B. Nicol, who served as mayor for more than three decades but did not seek reelection. Mr. Garruzzo’s current term as councilman, set to expire on Dec. 31, 2024, will end Dec. 31 of this year, followed by an appointment by Brielle Republicans to the vacant seat.
Mr. Shaak has won his eighth term on the council, having served six full terms in addition to a one-year unexpired term in 2001. As a councilman, Mr. Shaak is the chair of the department of Public Works Committee and a member of the Public Safety and Public Resources Committees.
Mr. Visceglia has won his sixth term on the council, having been first elected in 2008. On council, he serves as the chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Visceglia is also a member of the Administrative and Personnel, and Public Works Committees.
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