EATONTOWN – Republicans David Gindi and Everett Lucas have won their first three-year terms on the Borough Council in Eatontown and will join the governing body in January.
The 2021 general election was conducted with vote by mail ballots; with early in-person voting on nine days in late October; and with in-person voting on Election Day, Nov. 2
According to election results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Gindi received 1,877 votes and Lucas received 1,822 votes to win the two available council seats.
Democrats Mariel Hufnagel and Coleen Burnett received 1,360 and 1,348 votes, respectively.
Incumbent Councilwoman Jasmine Story and Dee Slattery, who ran as independent candidates, received 477 votes and 384 votes, respectively, according to the election results posted by the clerk’s office.
Although they filed nominating petitions to run as independent candidates, Slattery and Story are affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Republican Councilman Joseph Olsavsky did not seek re-election. His term will end in December.
At present, Republicans hold a 4-2 majority on the Borough Council. With the victories by Gindi and Lucas, the Republicans will increase their majority to 5-1 in 2022.
The mayor’s office is held by independent Anthony Talerico.
“Thank you to everyone who put your faith and trust in me,” Gindi said in a social media post. “To those of you who did not vote for me, I hope to gain your trust and support through my hard work, actions and open communication with you.
“As promised, I will do everything for the betterment of the residents of our wonderful borough while being as transparent and accessible as possible.
“There are so many people I need to thank. The list is long, so thank you to everyone who was part of this journey. Thank you to everyone who supported me. Thank you to everyone for their hard work. We have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to get started,” Gindi said.
The election results are unofficial until they have been certified by the county.