A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aberdeen and Matawan Council Results, 2011 Primary Elections

The Asbury Park Press provided the results of local 2011 primary elections.

The 2011 primary for Aberdeen Township Council.

I'm not sure who voted on Tuesday or what that says about them, one way or another, but the results say that Democrats earned roughly 40% more votes across the board than Republicans. We'll have to wait and see what happens in November, but the Republicans cannot be pleased.

Robert L. Swindle           156
Gregory J. Cannon          155
Harvey M. Brenner          149
Concetta B. Kelley          146

Kenneth M. Aitken           111
Augustine T. Toomey III  108
Debra Delaney                  107
Sheilah Balavram              105

The 2011 primary election for Matawan Borough

The mayoralty seems to be up for grabs. The Democrat earned 10% more votes than the incumbent. The two council slots could be split this year between the two main parties. The Democrat William Cole earned almost twice as many votes as his partner and nearly15% more than his nearest Republican competitor. Again we cannot know what will happen in November based on the primary, but this result must worry the Republicans.

Mayor (1)
4-year term
Adele Sammarco D 119
Paul Buccellato* R 105

Borough Council (2)
3-year terms
Peggy Devlin Blazewicz D 67
William M. Cole D 114
Tom Fitzsimmons* R 100
Joseph Urbano* R 98

1 comment:

  1. What I also find interesting are the write in votes, take a look:

    Republican Mayor - 0 write in votes
    Republican Council - 1 write in votes
    Democrat Mayor - 3 write in votes
    Democrat Council - 57 write in votes

    Democrat Council - 1 write in vote
    Republican Council - 14 write in votes

    Now, if you ask me, I would say that there are some Matawan Democrats are not happy with the candidates running for council (but obviously not mayor) and that there are some Aberdeen Republicans not happy with the candidates running for council.