Election updates: South River republican councilman takes lead in council race

SOUTH RIVER–Councilman and Republican candidate James Gurchensky, along with, Democrat Julie Meira hold the lead in the two open seats on the South River Borough Council.

Since Election Day on Nov. 3, Democratic candidates Shawn Haussermann and Meira have held the lead in the council race, with each of the two open seats holding a three-year term.

Gurchensky has won 2,749 votes and Meira has won 2,733 of the votes. Republican candidate David Rein has won 2,634 votes and Haussermann has won 2,597 of the votes, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office website as of 10:33 p.m. Nov. 13.

There were eight write-in votes, and the total number of votes was 10,721, according to the clerk’s office.

The results reflect what has been posted online by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office as of press time.

The results of the election will remain unofficial until they are certified, which could be on or before Nov. 20.

Contact Vashti Harris at vharris@newspapermediagroup.com.