Newcomers win in Allentown

Two newcomers will join the Allentown Borough Council in January as Democrat Robert Schmitt Jr. and independent Madeline Gavin unseated Republican incumbents Jean Hunter and Audrey Mount on Nov. 5.

According to unofficial results provided by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, Schmitt and Gavin received 428 and 385 votes, respectively.

In a losing bid to retain their seats on the governing body, Hunter received 228 votes and Mount received 225 votes. The Allentown Republicans did not ride the coattails of Republican Gov. Chris Christie to victory.

In Allentown, Christie and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, received 435 votes to outpace Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Barbara Buono and her running mate, Milly Silva. The ticket of Buono and Silva received 258 votes.

Mount and Hunter will serve on the council through Dec. 31.

In Upper Freehold Township, Republican incumbents LoriSue Mount, with 1,594 votes, and Stanley Moslowski Jr., with 1,574 votes, retained their seats on the Township Committee.

Democrat Florence J. Foley received 721 votes in an unsuccessful bid for public office.

In Upper Freehold, Christie and Guadagno received 1,824 votes to outpace Buono and Silva, who received 558 votes.

In Millstone Township, Republican Bob Kinsey ran unopposed and was re-elected to the Township Committee with 2,070 votes.

In Millstone, Christie and Guadagno received 2,376 votes to outpace Buono and Silva, who received 542 votes.

The results are unofficial until they are certified by the Monmouth County clerk, which is a process that may take a week or more. The results include mail-in votes (formerly called absentee ballots), but they do not include provisional votes.

A provisional vote is cast when there is a question or issue arising with a voter at his or her polling location. The individual may cast a provisional vote which is subject to review by election officials.