Governor elect Phil Murphy doesn't take office until mid-January, but his transition office can open immediately.

Despite a defeat in her bid to become governor...Lieutenant Kim Guadagno vows to continue her fight to make New Jersey an affordable place for all families.

Change of power in Toms River...Maria Maruca is the only returning incumbent republican on the township council...Ward two is now democrat Daniel Roderick, ward three democrat Laurie Huryk and ward four democrat Terrance Turnbach.

Voters also had a couple questions to answer statewide and some locally.

Statewide, the majority of voters said yes to allowing the state to borrow 125-million dollars to upgrade libraries...In Ocean County, the majority of voters polled no...Monmouth county, yes.

The majority of voters, including those in Ocean and Monmouth, also said yes to amending the state constitution to steer all proceeds from environmental damage settlements to repair, restore, replace or preserve natural resources near the sites.