JACKSON – Martin Flemming, Steve Chisholm Jr. and Nino Borrelli are headed to victory in an uncontested race for three four-year terms on the Jackson Township Council.
The three men ran unopposed in the Nov. 3 election.
As of Nov. 8, results posted on the Ocean County Clerk’s Office website show Flemming with 19,812 votes, Borrelli with 19,680 votes and Chisholm with 19,213 votes.
The results of the election are unofficial. Additional mail-in ballots and provisional ballots that were cast at Jackson’s polling locations on Nov. 3 will be counted this week. The results will remain unofficial until they are certified.
Flemming and Chisholm are current members of the council. Borrelli is a current member of the township’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.
In interviews published in the Tri-Town News prior to the election, all three candidates said they want to acquire and preserve additional open space in Jackson.
Flemming was appointed to the council in January to fill an open seat and was seeking his first full term. He said he believes the highest priority for council members is to conserve as much open space as possible without affecting tax rates.
Chisholm was appointed to the council in June to fill an open seat and was seeking his first full term. He said a priority would be “to control spending since we don’t know how the economy is going to react after COVID-19.”
Borrelli was seeking his first term on council. He said that as a member of the governing body, he would work to stand with Jackson’s police officers and first responders, and to continue providing those individuals with the resources they need to do their jobs to keep the town safe, and to protect the quality of life in the municipality.
Jackson has a nonpartisan form of local government and candidates who run for municipal office do not run under the banner of a political party.