CRANFORD - Democrats Brian Andrews and Jason Gareis were certified by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi as the winners of the Cranford Township Committee election.
Andrews and Gareis will fill the seats of Mayor Patrick Giblin (D) and Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve (D), who did not seek reelection. The final vote tally in the race was:
- Brian Andrews (D): 7,988
- Jason Gareis (D): 7,556
- Chrissa Stulpin (R): 6,672
- Gina Black (R): 6,583
“We would first like to thank all the Cranford residents who navigated this year’s voting process," Andrews and Gareis jointly said. "We would also like to thank all of our supporters who helped throughout the campaign. This campaign would not be a success without your efforts.
“We would like to acknowledge our opponents Ms. Stulpin and Ms. Black. This election saw both parties run positive campaigns. The decision to run for Township Committee shows a commitment to help Cranford.”
Stulpin and Black congratulated Andrews and Gareis and thanked the community for their support.
"The 2020 election results have now been certified and Brian Andrews and Jason Gareis have been elected to the Cranford Township Committee," Stulpin and Black said jointly. "We would like to congratulate them on their win and wish the new Township Committee luck as they work together to represent our town.
It has been quite a year and a campaign to remember. We are proud of the campaign that we ran in these unprecedented times and are incredibly grateful for everyone that came out to support us. We will rely on that energy to move forward."
In the Cranford Board of Education races, all three incumbents, Kurt Petschow, Kristen Mallon, and Lisa A. Carbone, retained their seats. The final vote tally for the three seats was:
- Krsiten Mallon: 9,715
- Lisa A. Carbone: 9,646
- Kurt Petschow: 9,047
- Francis N. Riccio III: 3,770
"We are honored to be reelected to the Cranford Board of Education," Mallon, Carbone, and Petschow jointly said. "We appreciate the support and trust to continue serving our school community for an additional three years. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly and we are committed to moving the district forward."