2015 Election Results

Democrats Matthew Goode (left) and Sophia Lamberson (right) seen in this file photo from their September 2015 campaign kickoff were elected to the Keyport Borough Council  Nov. 3Democrats Matthew Goode (left) and Sophia Lamberson (right) seen in this file photo from their September 2015 campaign kickoff were elected to the Keyport Borough Council Nov. 3

Keyport and Union Beach voters sent their incumbents back to work.

Democrats Sophia Lamberson and Matthew Goode were elected to the Keyport Borough Council. This is Lamberson’s second term, and Goode’s first term. He was appointed to the council in June.

Lamberson and Goode garnered 689 and 690 votes respectively, according to unofficial results. They defeated Republicans Gaylee Benedict and Jacqueline Kovacs. Voters cast 513 and 438 votes for the GOP candidates.

The results maintain the Democrats 4-2 majority on the Borough Council.

Republican incumbents in Union Beach were sent back to office in a landslide.

Mayor Paul Smith beat challenger Simone Danneker 740-475. And councilors Albin Wicki (643) and Charles Cocuzza (749) defeated their Democratic challengers, Ryan Sobin (506) and Stacy Feliciano (428).

For the Keyport Board of Education, there were four candidates for three seats. Peter W. Henning, Susan K. Kutschman, Evelyn Cote all won seats on the Keyport Board of Education. Allen R. Hudson lost his bid. They collected 591; 555, 539 and 472 ballots respectively.

In Union Beach, Cassie Stoppiello Blashfield, Geri-Lyn Ryan and Jean Watson ran unopposed for three seats on the Board of Education.  They collected, 696; 653 and 653 ballots respectively. Julibeth Harrison-Mendoza ran unopposed for an unexpired term. She received 706 votes.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Susan K. Kutschman’s name.