Republican incumbents hold onto council seats in Old Bridge


OLD BRIDGE – Republican incumbents held onto the three, four-year Old Bridge Township Council seats in the November election.

Anita Greenberg-Belli, Eleanor “Debbie” Walker and Mary Rita Sohor received 6,287 votes/19%, 6,306 votes/19% and 6,190 votes/19%, respectively.

The Democratic candidates – former longtime Councilman Dennis M. Maher, former Councilwoman June Dungee and newcomer Raya Arbiol – recorded 4,968 votes/15%, 4,946 votes/15% and 4,758 votes/14%, respectively.

Greenberg-Belli, 62, who has lived in Old Bridge for 25 years, will serve her second term on the council-at-large seat. Greenberg-Belli said she ran for another term to continue the positive strides which she, along with her runningmates, have made in Old Bridge.

She said she was drawn into government service by the issues of open space and environment, and she will continue to work toward providing recreation, active and passive, for everyone to enjoy throughout the town, including the anticipated completion of the Cottrell Farm project.

Sohor, 63, who has lived in the township for 42 years, will serve her third term. She said she ran for office to improve the quality of life in Old Bridge and will continue to support local businesses and encourage more growth, maintain financial stability and expand recreational opportunities.

Walker, 63, who has lived in the township for 31 years, will serve her third term on the council-at-large seat. She said she will continue to work on keeping Old Bridge the financially stable and safe community that it is. She also said she would like to bring new recreation ideas to Old Bridge.

Election results from Nov. 5 are according to the Middlesex County Board of Elections and are unofficial until certified.