FREEHOLD – Incumbent Democrats Michael DiBenedetto and George Schnurr have been re-elected to serve new three-year terms on the Borough Council in Freehold Borough.
According to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, as of Nov. 18, DiBenedetto had received 3,077 votes and Schnurr had received 3,008 votes. The results of the election will remain unofficial until they have been certified by the county.
The two Democrats ran unopposed for a pair of three-year terms in the Nov. 3 election. The terms will run from Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023.
Democrats hold all six seats on the Borough Council. DiBenedetto and Schnurr are joined on the council by Sharon Shutzer, Annette Jordan, Margaret Rogers and Adam Reich.
Mayor Kevin Kane is also a Democrat.
DiBenedetto, who is serving as council president in 2020, is a lifelong borough resident. He has served on the council since 1997. DiBenedetto is the owner of Joe’s Barber Shop, South Street.
Schnurr has lived in Freehold Borough for 32 years. He has served on the council since 2007. Schnurr is employed by FedEx as a director of information technology.
The councilmen said they will focus on three issues in their new term: the ongoing construction of a new municipal water plant; road improvements; and the redevelopment of the downtown area after municipal operations move from a building on West Main Street to a building on Mechanic Street.
“We thank our residents for their vote of confidence in us and we look forward to continuing to serve all the residents of our community.
“We also thank the other members of the governing body for their support of us and for their dedication to serving the residents of Freehold Borough.
“We would be remiss if we did not thank our employees who work every day to serve those who live, work and visit Freehold Borough, and our volunteers who serve on our boards, committees and commissions.
“There are many challenges facing municipalities across New Jersey and we are humbled by the faith the voters have continued to place in us,” DiBenedetto and Schnurr said.