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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…
“Ask the Senator” Premieres with Senator Sam Thompson
"Ask the Senator" premiered on WOBM-AM Newstalk 1160 and 1310 on Wednesday with a visit from State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12).
The Republican, whose district covers parts of Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, and Burlington Counties, addressed a variety of topics, including:

Expanding casino gambl…

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