UPDATED: Primary Election Results in Belmar, Lake Como: Party Candidates Get Nod to Run in November


Story has been updated as of 7:30 a.m. on June 6 with complete results.

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Primary election results for Belmar and Lake Como are in, as candidates will now begin to gear up for the November 6 general election.

In Belmar’s Democratic primary, Mayor Brian Magovern received 335 votes to run for a four-year term as mayor. By district, the vote breakdown was: 48 votes in District 1; 68 in District 2; 69 in District 3; 85 in District 4 and 52 in District 5. The total also included 13 mail-in votes.

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Belmar’s Democratic Council President Jennifer Nicolay tallied 328 votes to run on that party’s ticket for her third three-year term on the borough council. By district, she received: 48 votes in District 1; 62 votes in District 2; 67 votes in District 3; 88 votes in District 4; 51 votes in District 5, in addition to 12 mail-in votes.

One write-in vote for the council seat was cast for Randie Brazel.

On the GOP ticket, Councilman Mark Walsifer received 203 votes to run for mayor. By district, the vote breakdown was: 24 in District 1; 31 in District 2; 31 in District 3; 64 in District 4; and 49 in District 5. He also had four mail-in votes.

In addition, former GOP Councilman Jim Bean received three write-in votes, and David Pizzolato Jr. and Democratic Mayor Brian Magovern received one write-in vote each for the mayoral nod.

GOP newcomer Patricia Wann, who is seeking the council seat now occupied by Nicolay , garnered 204 votes with a district breakdown as follows: 26 votes in District 1; 28 votes in District 2; 32 in District 3; 65 in District 4; and 49 in District 5. She also received four write-votes.

Receiving one write-in vote each for the council seat were former GOP Councilman Jim Bean and David Pizzolato Jr.

County committee results by voting district were as follows:

Monmouth County Democrats

District 1 – Ellen Doman-Ramey, 52; Sean Darcy, 52

District 2 – Donna Falk, 67; Luis Pulido, 68

District 3 – Michelle Casserly, 70; Michael Casserly, 70

District 4 – Mary Hoehl, 89; Justin Decotiis, 88

District 5 – Karen Carew, 53; Bartholomew Nicolay, 52

Monmouth County Republican Organization

District 1 – Theresa Pierce, 28; Jay McDermott, 27

District 2 – Mark Walsifer, 29; Barbara Henniger, 30

District 3 – Maria Florio, 33; William Renner, 32

District 4 – John Yannuzzi, 64; Katrina Clapsis; 61; Tracy Bean, 1 write-in

District 5 – Linda Sharkus, 48; Mike Seeback, 1 write-in; Charles Casserly, 1 write-in; James McCracken, 5 write-ins (various spellings of name)

In Lake Como, three Democratic incumbents who are running unopposed received the following votes:

  • Mayor Brian Wilton, who seeking his second four-year term as mayor, garnered 101 votes.
  • Councilwoman Virginia Kropac who is looking for a third three-year term on the governing body, tallied 97 votes.
  • Councilman Christopher D’Antuono received 98 votes. Elected last November to fill an unexpired one-year term, he is seeking his first full term.

Representing Lake Como on the county level will be Democratic Councilman Kevin Higgins with 96 votes and Marlene Ryan with 100 votes. No petitions were filed for the GOP county organization.

For complete election results for all seats in New Jersey, Monmouth County and on the municipal level, visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office website by clicking here.

Editor's Note: One vote each for Big Bird, Scooby Doo and Grover were not included as per the editor's discretion.

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