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Gasior, Fischer, Nadel turn back challenge in Howell Republican primary

HOWELL – Republican voters in Howell have nominated Fred Gasior, Susan Fischer and Ian Nadel to run for three four-year terms on the Township Council in the Nov. 8 general election.

Democratic voters in Howell have nominated John Bonevich, who is currently serving on the Township Council, J. Randy Bishop and Denise King to run for the three available seats on the governing body.

On June 7, there was a contested Republican primary election and an uncontested Democratic primary election.

In the Republican primary, Gasior, Fischer and Nadel ran as the Monmouth County Republican Organization ticket. Michael Bernstein ran as a Howell First Republican.

According to unofficial results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office on June 8, in the Republican primary, Gasior received 2,410 votes, Fischer received 2,660 votes and Nadel received 2,583 votes to secure their party’s nominations. Bernstein received 946 votes in an unsuccessful attempt to secure a nomination.

In the Democratic primary, Bonevich received 1,077 votes, Bishop received 1,047 votes and King received 1,068 votes to secure their party’s nominations.

The results are unofficial until they have been certified by the county.

Two current members of the Township Council, Republicans Pamela Richmond and Suzanne Brennan, are not running to retain their seats.

Richmond has served one term on Howell’s governing body. Brennan was appointed to an open seat on the Township Council in December 2021. The terms held by Richmond and Brennan will end on Dec. 31.

The three candidates who are elected in November will serve terms from Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2026.

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