Ocean County Decides 2016: The winners
Regardless of how the rest of New Jersey swings on the Presidential scale, Ocean County's Republicans let out a deep red roar for Donald Trump, giving him a two-to-one edge in votes over Hillary Clinton in unofficial tallies.
Monmouth County Decides 2016: key local matchups
Two Congressional incumbents face challenges by multiple opponents, the Mayor of Belmar leads a ticket to upend two sitting Freeholders, and a Marlboro Township Councilman throws down the gauntlet against the current Sheriff. Monmouth County voters get all that, plus a myriad of local governing-body…
Ocean County Decides 2016: key local matchups
The race for the U.S. Presidency is far from the only one bearing a close eye. Ocean County's southern, western and northern sectors have different Congressional seats to decide, and there is a plethora of local contested races.
Ballots in Brief: Ocean County School Boards
Very close margins decide the composition of school boards in nearly a dozen contested races throughout Ocean County, and Lacey Township board of ed voting stays in November.
Berkeley Township - Central Regional Board of Education (Two 3-year terms): George Dohn; Denise Pavone-Wilson;
Brick Township B…
Ballots in Brief: Monmouth County School Boards
Marlboro voters shoot down a $46 million dollar referendum to bring full-day kindergarten to the district and upgrade its elementaries, as school boards throughout Monmouth reorganize. The winners:
Asbury Park Board of Education (Three seats): Angela Anderson; Kenneth Saunders; Barbara Lesinski
Ballots in Brief: Monmouth County Municipal Races
Some surprising wins by independents, a rebuilt oceanfront pavilion in Belmar's future and the advent of alcohol in Little Silver highlight unofficial results in Monmouth local balloting.
Aberdeen Township Council (4 seats): Gregory Cannon (D-Incumbent), Arthur Hirsch (D), Robert Swindle (D-Incumbent…
Ballots in Brief: State Assembly
A shocker in Monmouth County's 11th Legislative District stands in bold relief to a shore Republican juggernaut and hands two Assembly seats to Democrats.

Legislative District 9: Brian Rumpf (R-Incumbent) and Dianne Gove (R-Incumbent) defeated Fran Zimmer (D) and John Bingham (D)
Legislative District …
Ballots in Brief: Ocean County Municipal Races
A Republican sweep in Stafford, a Democratic sweep in Brick, and a dark-horse victory in Little Egg Harbor loom among the highlights of contested races in Ocean County.
Barnegat Township Committee (Two 3-year terms): Susan McCabe (R-Incumbent) and Frank Caputo (R) defeated Carrie Diona (D); Bill Cox …
Ballots in Brief: Freeholder & County Clerk
In unofficial balloting, incumbents cruise to victory in the races for seats on the Boards of Chosen Freeholders for Ocean and Monmouth Counties and the County Clerkships in both counties.

Freeholder: John Bartlett (R-Incumbent); Gerry Little (R-Incumbent) defeated Jimmy Esposito (D); Chr…

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