Henry elected to third mayoral term in South Amboy


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SOUTH AMBOY – Voters of South Amboy re-elected Republican Mayor Fred Henry to his third term.

Henry defeated Democrat Peter Pisar and Independent Brandon Russell.

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In the Nov. 6 race for mayor, Henry registered 1,446 votes to defeat Pisar, who received 902 votes, and Russell, who collected 394 votes, according to results posted online by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office as of Nov. 11.

The election results are unofficial until the county certifies them. The county was still tallying provisional ballots and mail in votes, as of press time.

Henry said, “I would like to take this time to thank the voters of South Amboy for again putting their trust in me to serve as their mayor. There are many who worked hard to get me re-elected and I would especially like to thank Democratic Chairman Bob Dato and the Democratic Committee for all of their efforts. I want to congratulate Mickey Gross and Christine Noble for their victories as council-at-large and I look forward to working with them along with the rest of the council: Brian McLaughlin, Tom Reilly and Zusette Dato.

“We have accomplished much in the past few years but I know there is much to do. Looking forward to the next four years, I will continue to work hard for the citizens of South Amboy and do what is in their best interests. I also want to thank Republican candidate Peter Pisar and Independent candidate Brandon Russell for their efforts in running for mayor. They challenged the voters to come out, they did, and they spoke in large numbers. We are all better for this.”

The results of the election for mayor mirrored how residents of South Amboy voted for New Jersey’s representative to the U.S. Senate.

Republican Bob Hugin collected 1,413 votes and Democrat Bob Menendez received 1,241 votes from South Amboy, as of Nov. 8. Independent candidates received the following number of votes: Tricia Flanagan, 43, Madeline Hoffman, 27, Natalie Rivera, 25, Murray Sabrin, 14, Kevin Kimple, 4, and Hank Schroeder, 4. Menendez was elected to re-election by the state.

Unlike the aforementioned races, South Amboy voted Democrat for representative of the 6th Congressional District and for Middlesex County Freeholder. Democrat Frank Pallone received 1,540 votes vs. Republican Richard Pezzullo receiving 1,160 votes in their bids to be the 6th Congressional District’s representative; Pallone won the state.

Democrats Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra recorded more votes from South Amboy than Republicans Richard Castaldo and Lewis Glogower. Rios received 1,444 votes, Narra collected 1,377 votes, Castaldo registered 1,156 votes and Glowgower picked up 1,106 votes, as of Nov. 8.

Democrats Mickey Gross and Christine Noble ran unopposed for re-election on the South Amboy City Council. Gross registered 1,562 votes and Noble received 1,624 votes.

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