The following are official results of the November 5 general election, released by the Monmouth County Board of Elections.

LAKE COMO, NJ — Borough Council members Douglas Witte and Hawley Scull won their uncontested re-election bids to the Lake Como governing body, while newcomer Michele Cartaya will join the borough’s Board of Education.  

Garnering 233 votes, Witte will be serving his 10th year term, and Scull with 214 votes will be entering her third term. Both are Democrats.

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In the Lake Como Board of Education race, newcomer Cartaya had 118 votes, topping incumbent Mary Lou Underhill with 112 votes.

The Lake Como Vote in State and County Races

In county and state races, winning Republican candidates outpaced their challengers in Lake Como.

In the state General Assembly’s 30th Legislative District contest, Lake Como residents cast 187 votes for GOP incumbents Sean Kean and  171 votes Edward “Ned” Thomson in their victories. Democrats Steven Farkas and Yasin “Jason” Celik garnered 139 and 145 votes, respectively. “The Other Candidate” Hank Schroeder’ s Lake Como vote total was 16.

In his winning re-election bid, Monmouth County, Sheriff Shaun Golden had 191 votes cast in Lake Como, while Democrat Raymond Dothard had 149 votes.

In the Monmouth Board of Freeholders race, the Lake Como vote tallies for the winning GOP candidates were 197 for incumbent Thomas Arnone and 173 for newcomer Dominick DiRocco. Democratic challengers Michael Penna and Moira Nelson tallied 148 and 153, respectively.

In the overwhelming statewide passage of a public question to give veterans who live in continuing care retirement communities the same property tax deduction that is offered to those living in private residences, the majority of Lake Como residents also gave their support to the measure, with 228 votes in favor and 81 votes opposed.

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