MILLTOWN, NJ - Incumbents were ousted in the Milltown Borough Council election, as Republican Jerry Guthlein was elected to his first term as Councilman, and Republican Ron Dixon was returned to a seat as Councilman. The duo narrowly defeated their incumbent opponents, Democrats Randy Farkas and Joseph Pietanza.
Running on a platform of experience and fiscal responsibility, the message resonated with voters, as Guthlein garnered 1,375 votes, and Dixon 1,096, while Farkas earned 1,036 votes, and Pietanza 973.
In the Board Of Education election, incumbent JoAnne DeMetrio was elected to a new three year term, while Christine Mehr, who had been appointed to fill a vacant seat, was elected to her first three year term. James Lloyd was elected to the board, unseating incumbent Felipe Zambrana, Jr.
Demetrio received 1,019 votes, Mehr 951, Lloyd 815, and Zambrana, Jr. 533.
On the county level, both incumbent Freeholders, Charles Tomaro and Carol Barrett were re-elected to four year terms.
In the U.S. 12th Congressional District, Democrat Bonnie Watson-Coleman as expected became New Jersey's first African-American Congresswoman, easily outdistancing her Republican opponent Dr. Aleita Eck by a 2 to 1 margin.