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Official Recount Confirms Jeanne Kingsley as Winner of Berkeley Heights Council Election

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Official recount confirms Jeanne Kingsley as victor of Nov. 7 Township Council election.
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A recount of the contest for township council in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, December 7 confirmed incumbent Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley (R), for a third term, was the victor over Alvaro Medeiros (D) for the second available council seat serving a three year term.

Susan Poage (D) and Jeanne Kinglsey have been declared the winners of the November 7 election for the two available seats for Berkeley Heights Township Council to expire December 31, 2020. 

"I want to again thank the citizens of Berkeley Heights for their support of all candidates in our recent local elections," said Kingsley. "We are a diverse community of people and thought, and elections provide the opportunity for all of us to participate in our future. I am proud to have been re-elected as Council representative and will continue to work with all residents for a continued vibrant future which welcomes everyone to be part of our wonderful town. Thank you for your support."

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The results of the November 7 election, including mail-in and provisional ballots, showed that Susan Poage (D) took first place with 2,008 votes, incumbent Jeanne Kingsley (R) took second with 1,903 votes, third place to Alvaro Medeiros (D) with 1,895 votes, with John Sincaglia (R) in fourth with 1,823 votes and Edmund "Tom" Maciewjewski (L) in fifth with 811 votes.

With Medeiros being defeated by just eight votes [a margin of just 0.09 percent], a petition was filed to the Superior Court on behalf of Democrat Council Alvaro Medeiros asking for a recount of the November election results.

The recount found two additional votes were counted that had previously been discounted. One vote for Poage and  Medeiros, the second for Sincaglia and Maciejewski. Final results conclude: Poage in first place with 2,009 votes, Kingsley in second with 1,903, followed by Medeiros with 1,895, Sincaglia with 1,824, and Maciewjewski with 812.

Medeiros provided the following statement:

"Now that the recount of the Berkeley Heights Council race has been concluded, I want to offer my congratulations to Jeanne Kingsley on her reelection, and wish her well as she continues her service to our community on the Township Council.

I am grateful to the nearly 1,900 residents who placed their trust in me to serve on the Township Council, including the individual whose vote for Susan Poage and I would not have been counted had the recount not taken place. As a first-time candidate who was largely unknown to most residents when Susan and I began our campaign, I am thrilled by the incredibly strong reception we received from across our community.  Our campaign was about making Change We Can Agree On, and this movement will continue to grow in 2018 and beyond.

Going door to door, attending dozens of events across town, and meeting with and listening to residents on how we can make Berkeley Heights a better place to live, has been a tremendous experience that demonstrates why Amalia and I chose to move here almost 25 years ago – because Berkeley Heights is a great town to live, raise a family, and give back to support others. I look forward doing all I can to keep it that way in the years to come!"

 

 

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