Democrat Collette J. Kennedy has won the race for the Keyport mayor’s seat against incumbent Republican Mayor Harry M. Aumack II.
Kennedy will serve a four-year term from January 2019 through December 2022.
According to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Kennedy received 1,301 votes and Aumack recorded 1,282 votes. The election results will not be official until they are certified by the county.
On Nov. 8, Kennedy said, “In regard to the overall campaign, I am glad to report that both sides kept the campaigns positive and there wasn’t any negativity or bashing like a lot of campaigns tend to do, especially lately.”
Democrats Matthew Goode and Dennis Fotopoulos have defeated Republicans Kenneth Howe and Roy Jimenez in the race for the two seats on the Keyport Borough Council. Goode, who is the current council president, had 1,321 votes, Fotopoulos had 1,304 votes, Howe had 1,232 votes and Jimenez had 1,182 votes. Goode and Fotopoulos will serve terms from January 2019 through December 2021.
In Holmdel Township, incumbent Republican Tom Critelli won the race for a three-year term on the committee. Critelli, who is serving as mayor in 2018, had 3,559 votes, Democrat Barbara Singer had 3,071 votes and independent candidate Lea Shave had 609 votes, according to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office.
In Middletown, Republicans Patricia Snell, Tony Perry and Rick Hibell will keep their seats on the Township Committee after winning re-election.
Results posted by the county clerk showed that Hibell defeated Democrat Danielle Walsh in a race for a one-year term, 15,485 to 12,841; Snell defeated Democrat Sean Byrnes in a race for a two-year term, 15,434 to 12,924; and Perry defeated Democrat Tricia Maguire in a race for a three-year term, 15,374 to 13,025. The results are unofficial until they are certified by the county.
Republicans will continue to hold a 5-0 majority on Middletown’s governing body.
In Hazlet, as of Nov. 9, Republicans Tara Clark and James McKay have won three-year terms on the Township Committee. Clark and McKay were leading Democrats John Bird and Ryan O’Steen. All four candidates are seeking their first term.
According to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Clark had 4,142 votes, McKay had 4,055 votes, Bird had 3,659 votes and O’Steen had 3,566 votes. Officials were still counting mail-in ballots and provisional ballots. The results will not be official until they are certified by the county.
In Matawan, Democrats Nicolas Reeve and David Vergaretti have won three-year terms on the Borough Council. Reeve and Vergaretti were leading Republicans Frank Whalen and Annissa Esposito.
According to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Reeve, who is serving as the council president in 2018, had 1,810 votes, Vergaretti, who is a current councilman, had 1,805 votes, Whalen had 1,540 votes and Esposito had 1,528 votes. The results will not be official until they are certified by the county.