CHATHAM, NJ - It's official. Ashley Felice and Mark Hamilton will represent the Republican ticket for two open seats on the Chatham Township Committee, having ousted current Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly in the three-way primary race.
The Morris County Clerk posted the official election results on Monday of the July 7 primary, which was conducted mainly by mail due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Felice garnered 1,013 votes, followed by Hamilton with 994. Kelly was third with 516 votes.
"We are humbled by this tremendous vote of confidence from our fellow Republicans," Felice and Hamilton said. "It is clear the overwhelming majority of voters agreed the current committee was taking the Township down the wrong path and it is time for new leadership. We are looking forward to uniting our party and bringing our message of responsible and practical governance to all of Chatham Township’s residents in the general election."
Felice and Hamilton will be opposed by Democrats Amee Shah and Brandon Melvin, who both ran unopposed in the primary. Shah gained 1,272 votes and Melvin 1,214.