LAKE COMO, NJ — Kevin Higgins received 449 votes in his unopposed bid today to be elected Lake Como’s mayor, as the rest of the Democratic slate’s council candidates tallied the following votes in their uncontested races: incumbent Virginia Kropac, 427, incumbent Christopher D’Antuono, 421, and newcomer David Gardner, 432.
While Kropac and D’Antuono ran for full three-year terms, Gardner was elected to complete the one year left on the term to which he was appointed in September. All are Democrats.
Elected to a four-year term as mayor, Higgins was appointed to the top post in August when former Mayor Brian Wilton joined Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. He served as a borough councilman since 2012.
In the Lake Como Board of Education race, incumbent Ellen Doreen Higgins was re-elected to a three-year term with 431 votes, while Patricia Gerris and Mary Louise Underhill garnered 371 and 407 votes, respectively. Appointed to the board to fill a vacancy earlier this year, Gerris was elected to a full three-year term and newcomer Mary Louise Underhill will fill a one-year unexpired term.
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