WARREN,NJ - Unofficial results are in. 4,215 of Warren’s 12,326 registered voters, 34.2 percent, turned out to vote on Tuesday and re-elected Republicans Michael “Mick”Marion and George Lazo to the Warren Township Committee.  Lazo earned 2,329 votes,  Marion earned 2,393 votes, challenger Rick de Pinho received 1,693 votes and challenger John Fahy received 1,513 votes.
 
"Thank you to everyone who voted for me, supported me during this campaign, phone banked, served as a source of inspiration and as sounding boards, and especially my wife who was a dedicated trooper,” said de Pinho.  “I congratulate Mick Marion and George Lazo on their reelection.  They have my support to serve the interests of the residents of Warren. 

I truly enjoyed meeting the many residents of Warren while walking door to door and calling.  Learning firsthand the concerns and issues of our residents motivates me to continue my dedication to give back to my community and assist the residents of Warren.  I will stay involved, encourage residents to be active in government, be aware of the issues in town, and to engage in constructive discussions with the Township Committee.  I will evaluate how best I can contribute to the betterment of our township going forward."

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The race for the Warren Township Board of Education was uncontested. Board member David Brezee and newcomer Ayanna Taylor-Venson were elected to three-year terms and  Ilana Goldstein was elected to fulfill an unexpired, one-year term.

Peter Fallon ran unopposed to represent Warren for a three-year term on the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education. Fallon is currently serving the final few months of Glenn Mastrobattista’s unexpired term on the board after Mastrobattista resigned in October.

In Warren, voters supported Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno over Phil Murphy 2,536 to 1,551 but in the state, Murphy is the projected winner in the race to replace New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. 

Statewide, voters approved two ballot questions to spend $125 million on new libraries and upgrades and a constitutional amendment which will prevent the diversion of funds dedicated for environmental cleanups to balance the state budget.