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Word On The Shore 2017 Election Results

Election Day is here and voters will headed to the polls in droves to elect a new governor, legislators, council members and other local local officials.

There are several contested races throughout the Word On The Shore area, and we have the live results of all the local elections:


Winners: Sherrod and Harris

Incumbent Republicans Mark Regan and Donna Mazzella-Diedrichsen are running for reelection this year. They will be opposed by Bridget Harris and Jennifer Sherrod, who are looking to join fellow Democrats Al Baginsky and Patti May, who were elected to the council in 2016.

Currently, the council is comprised of three Republicans, including Mayor Dennis Connelly, two Democrats, and two Independents; Anthony Talerico and Virginia East.

The Eatontown and Monmouth Regional Board of Education races are uncontested this year.

Long Branch:

Winners: Widdis, Zambrano and Brown

There is no council race this year in Long Branch, but there is a contested race for three seats on the Long Branch Board of Education (BOE).

Incumbents Rose Widdis, James Parnell and Armand Zambrano, Jr., will be running against newcomers Tasha Brown and John Zuidema, Jr.

Ocean Township:

Ballot Question Result: Yes

Voters will be asked to decide a public question in town, but the council and BOE races are uncontested this year.

The ballot question to will ask residents if they support the town council proposal to create an "Open Space" funding program to be used when needed to acquire, preserve and improve lands in the township for conservation, recreation and park needs.


Winners: Gallo, Proto, Solan and Deerin

Republican Councilman Richard Gallo is running for reelection, but fellow GOP member Councilwoman Ellyn Kahle has not submitted a petition to run.

Joining Gallo is fellow Republican Robert Proto who is running to replace what will be Kahle's vacant seat.

Opposing them will be Democrats Theresa Falcone and James Rimalover. The two seats the four candidates are running for a 3-year terms.

Voters will also choose who will the two-year unexpired term of former councilman Stuart Briskey, who chose to resign earlier this year. He was replaced by Proto earlier this year.

Republican Stephen Solan, who is currently serving on the Oceanport Council, is running for the 2-yeaer seat, as is Democrat Marie Rimalover.

Finally, the 1-year term of former councilman John Patti will also have to be filled. His seat is currently filled by Solan.

Republican William Deerin is looking to take that spot and he is running unopposed.

The entire council is currently composed of Republicans, with the exception of Mayor Jay Coffey, who is a registered Democrat.

The Oceanport BOE election is uncontested this year.

Sea Bright:

Winners: Rooney and Schwartz

Republican incumbent John Lamia and his running mate Pam Ross are running for two seats on the Sea Bright Council. Incumbent Democrat Charles Rooney is looking to continue his term on the dais while Independent candidate Jon Schwartz has also thrown his hat into the ring.

Residents will also cast their vote for the uncontested Oceanport BOE election

West Long Branch:

Winners: Council: Neyhart and Migliaccio. Shore BOE: Christopher and Brenner. WLB BOE: Christopher, Waters, Cavanaugh

Incumbent Republicans Christopher Neyhart and Fred Migliaccio are running for reelection while Democrat Jeremy Strauser is also looking to claim one of their two seats on the council.

There are also contested races for three seats on the West Long Branch BOE and two seats on the Shore Regional BOE. Paul Christopher, Meaghan Cavanaugh, Mary Orendorff-Gassman and Michael Waters will be running for the West Long Branch BOE and Paul Christopher, Christina Brenner and Ronald O'Neill are running for seats on the Shore Regional BOE.

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