MILLBURN, NJ — It took another week to count the provisional and mail-in ballots, but a winner has been declared in the Millburn Township Committee election.
The Democratic ticket of incumbent Mayor Diane Thall-Eglow and candidate Richard Wasserman both won election to the township committee, after a final count from the board of elections. The final vote tally was 2,079 votes for Wasserman, 2,060 votes for Thall-Eglow, 2,000 votes for Republican candidate Agnes Sym and 1,334 votes for Republican challenger Sharon Strickland.
Both Thall-Eglow and Wasserman provided statements to TAPinto about the election, which can be read below:
“I want to thank everyone who came out and voted," Wasserman said, "I love our community and look forward to being able to serve. I encourage all residents to reach out to me with new ideas or concerns that you may have about our town.
"Also, let me take this opportunity to thank Agnes and Sharon for stepping forward to run. I am determined to work hard and get some great things done for our community!”
Thall-Eglow took the time to thank Millburn residents for their support during the election.
“Thank you to Millburn! I am excited to start my second term on Millburn’s Township Committee," Thall-Eglow said. "I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to help Richard and me. I especially want to thank my family and friends who have been incredibly supportive. Through this campaign I have had the pleasure to meet so many residents who inspired me, many I now call friends.
"I hope to continue this open dialogue that has enabled new ideas to be brought to Town Hall and realized. I am so proud of what the Township Committee has achieved this past year, and we all look forward to working together in a positive and productive manner. Millburn Township is a wonderful community and one I am proud to serve. Thank you for your confidence in me.”
Thall-Eglow and Wasserman will both be installed as part of the township committee re-organization meeting, which will be held at Millburn Town Hall on Jan. 7, 2020.