County Clerk’s unofficial results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4
With the 2019 June primary behind them, Hazlet’s Republican and Democratic candidates for Township Committee are now able to set their sights on winning three seats in the November general election. It will be a real contest, with three seats up for grabs on the five-member governing body, which is currently all-Republican.
In Tuesday’s election, Republican Party voters gave the nod to Mayor Scott Aagre with 342 votes and Deputy Mayor Michael Glackin with 329 votes to pursue 3-year terms on the Township Committee. Committeeman Michael Sachs, who is seeking the one year unexpired term, received 340 votes.
Hazlet Democratic Party members endorsed Lucille LoSapio with 341 votes and Ryan O’Steen with 335 votes for the two, full-year terms. There was no petition filed for the one-year unexpired term on the ballot, but Hazlet Democrats requested their party members write-in former Committeewoman Barbara Ronchetti’s name. There were 175 write-in votes supporting her, said Ronchetti.
The numbers may change slightly when all late mail-in ballots and provisional ballots are processed. Under a new law, mail-in ballots arriving at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office up to 48 hours after the polls close may still be counted if the ballot is postmarked by Election Day.
Voter turnout in Hazlet’s 17 voting districts ranged from 2.15 to 5.79 of eligible voters. Overall in Monmouth County, 24,571, or 5.4% of 454,711 registered voters cast ballots in the primary.
Also securing their party’s vote in the primary were the following candidates, all of whom who ran unopposed:
General Assembly, LD-13, Vote for 2:
Republicans Gerard Scharfenberger, Serena DiMaso.
Democrats Allison Friedman, Barbara Singer
Sheriff, Vote for 1:
Republicans: Shaun Golden
Democrats: Raymond Dothard
County Freeholder Board, Vote for 2:
Republicans: Tom Arnone, Dominick DiRocco.
Democrats: Michael Penna, Moira Nelson