RANDOLPH, NJ- The official numbers are finally in. Well over two weeks after the election, with each passing day showing a slow increase in numbers as the counting took place, the Randolph Township council seat winners have been determined. The Randolph Republicans, Christine Carey, Joanne Veech, and Lance Tkacs will continue their service in town.
The majority of residents have made their message clear; stay the course. The three Republican incumbents ran on a platform touting that each one is a 20+ year resident with long records of volunteering in multiple avenues around town, a strong record of fiscal responsibility that has led to Randolph's AAA Bond Rating, and preserving open space while supporting parks and recreational development.
The trio has confirmed their commitment with the following statement:
" We want to thank our families and all the volunteers who helped us during the campaign. We especially want to thank the voters for re-electing us to the Randolph Township Council. We are honored and elated that they have placed their trust in us once again and appreciate their vote of confidence. We will continue to work hard on behalf of all residents to make Randolph an even better place to live."
The following are the final numbers, which should be certified on or about Monday:
REP-Christine Carey 8,616
REP-Joanne Veech 8,413
REP-Lance Tkacs 8,112
DEM- Jeannette Hernandez 7,062
DEM-David Timpanaro 6,975
DEM-Joshua Weiner 6,813
The Democrats have also released the following statement :
“With the completion of counting in Morris County, an unprecedented election cycle has come to a close. Sadly, we have fallen short in our goal and moments ago we sent our congratulations to Christine Carey, Joanne Veech, and Lance Tkacs on their re-election and on a fair campaign. The first priority of our campaign was delivering a bipartisan council that works for Randolph residents. Though this will not come to pass, we offered our support to the newly-reelected council members in furtherance of this goal, and we hope all Randolph residents will reciprocate. We also hope, as everyone in Randolph does, that all the council members understand their mandate to work for all residents."