Sullivan Wins Republican Primary for Chatham Township Committee

Chatham Township Mayor Kevin Sullivan won the Republican primary for Chatham Townshpi Committee with 721 votes Credits: TAP Chatham
Kathy Abbott received 553 votes in her Republican primary bid for Chatham Township Council Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Kevin Sullivan won the Republican primary for Chatham Township Committee over challenger Kathy Abbott on Tuesday, 721 votes to 553.

In an election that featured claims of false accusations from both sides, Sullivan prevailed with 56 percent of the 1,277 votes cast. Abbott won 43 percent.

"The people of Chatham Township have spoken," Sullivan said. "It was a resounding victory. I'm thankful for everyone who came out and voted and put their trust in me. This election was too loud and too long. It's time to move forward."

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Abbott, who served one term on the township committee, before losing her primary bid for re-election last June, said it was tough to beat Sullivan's "political machine."

"I hope this wakes up moderate Republican and unaffiliated voters, especially women, to become more active," Abbott said. "There is a political machine in our town that's hard to beat. They put out preposterous lies in mailers to all likely voters.

"I won once and lost twice. At this point I don't feel like running again."

The election, in essence, guarantees Sullivan another three-year term on the township committee since he will be running unopposed on the November ballot.




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