Incumbents Kelly, Swartz Win 3-Way Race in Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee

Chatham Township Clerk Greg LaConte announces the unofficial vote totals of the Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee Credits: TAP Chatham
Mike Kelly, the top vote getter in the Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee, is congratulated by challenger Rez Estevez Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Township Clerk Greg LaConte announces the vote totals for the Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Karen Swartz won one of the two seats available in the Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee Credits: TAP Chatham
Stacey Ewald ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary for Chatham Township Committee, receiving 562 votes Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Committee incumbents Mike Kelly and Karen Swartz held off challenger Rez Estevez to win the two seats in the Republican Primary on Tuesday.

The unofficial vote totals had Kelly with 617, Swartz with 567 and Estevez with 355. The results won't be official until the county certifies the election.

In the Democratic Primary, Stacey Ewald ran unopposed and garnered 562 votes. She will be challenging Kelly and Swartz to win one of the two seats on the Chatham Township Committee.

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"I want to thank everybody who came out to vote for me, who came out to vote for anybody," Kelly said. "I appreciate the participation and all the support. I hope to live up to expectations."

Kelly and Chatham Township Deputy Mayor Swartz are each seeking their second three-year term on the committee.

"I am grateful the support of the loyal Republican base of Chatham Township, which has been with me every step of the way," Swartz said. "The fact that they rallied in support of my re-election when I was unable to, speaks volumes, and is indicative of the momentum Mike Kelly and I will take into November general election."



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