UPDATED TOTALS: Point Boro GOP Wins Two Council Seats

Board of Ed. incumbent and two challengers win

The Ocean County Clerk's website has updated vote totals this morning. All vote totals increased, but the new figures do not change who won (see chart below).

Incumbent Republicans Antoinette DePaola and Bill Borowsky have defeated  Democrats Jim McClure and Sal Martino for two, three-year seats, based on results so far.

Among the Point Pleasant Boro Board of Education candidates, in a race of four candidates running for three seats, incumbent Rick Ruiz and newcomers Nancy Pazienza and Peter Hetzel won. Former board member Brian Bartlett lost his bid.

See results for the municipal and board races in chart below.

Results will not be complete and official for a while. For one thing, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a directive Tuesday afternoon extending New Jersey's email and fax voting to Friday, according to nj.com.

The article reports: "In a directive issued this afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno instructed county clerks to accept applications for mail-in ballots by fax or e-mail through 5 p.m. today. Clerks will process those applications throughout the week, and ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Friday."

Also, the Ocean County Clerk website states that mail-in and provisional results will not be final until Nov. 21.

The following results are ONLY for how Ocean County voters cast their ballots.

General Election Results

Race Democratic Candidate Results Republican Candidate Results U.S. President Barack Obama 96,500
Mitt Romney  138,594 U.S. Senate Robert Menendez  93949 Joe Kyrillos  125,361 Congressional Brian Froelich  24,168 Chris Smith
  56,536 County Sheriff
George "Bob" Armstrong  89,425 William Polhemus  121,177 Council Sal Martino
 3569 Antoinette DePaola
 4227 Council Jim McClure
Bill Borowsky



School Board Election Results

Candidate Results Rick Ruiz
Nancy Pazienza
Brian Bartlett
Peter Hetzel

Public Question Results

Question Yes No Question No. 1: Building Our Future Bond Act 94,398 83,521 Question No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken From Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits 152,272 25,782
Opinionated November 07, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I would like to congratulate Nancy Pazienza on her victory. She is a great lady and we are proud to see her elected. She deserved to get the most votes (should've been higher IMHO) because of her dedication to the youth in this town. Note to the rest of the BOE: you should ALL listen to her VERY CAREFULLY on the issues. If you don't, we will remember.
Opinionated November 07, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Congratulation to our new Council memebers. Now you all have a bipartisan project. Please check into why JCPL has been taking this long to restore power to ALL of the Boro. You can join Brick Twp. in this effort (they are FAR worse off than we are). The workers are doing their best but PSEG has been outpacing them by far and away. There has been multiple accusations ever since First Energy (non-NJ company) took over that the equipment maintainance has not been up to the previous standards while our rates went higher (we paid a premium rate for a higher standard of service). Perhaps the BPU should give us back an electric utility owned and run by New Jersey folks.
toni depaola November 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Bill Borowsky & I would like to thank the residents of Point Pleasant for continuing to believe in us. We promise to continue to fight for the best interests of our residents. We put up with many lies and insults during this campaign, but we will leave that all behind us as we move forward to recover from the devastation of Sandy and do what is best for Point Pleasant. Thank You again to all our first responders and our DPW! They went above and beyond for all our residents. I am proud to be a resident of Point Pleasant. Thank you again for the honor of representing you!
Sal Martino November 12, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Toni, I have tried not to go back and forth with you regarding your false allegations of lies and insults made during the election. Everything I said was based upon fact and public records. If you weren't too "busy" to meet in a forum, I'm sure I would have proven each and every point I raised during the campaign. Instead, I think I will come to each Council meeting so we can discuss the issues in public. Sal Martino
Sal Martino November 12, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Spooner, You should spend more time maintaining your property and less time writing about politics.


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