Local Democrats Declare Victory for Matawan Council Seat
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman says election results in Matawan have been certified by county.
Kimberly Daly will join the Matawan Borough Council in January and Toni Angelini will be sworn in for a second term, according to early results.
Vin Gopal, chairman of the Momouth County Democrats, said the county has sent the results for certification and that the unofficial results on the Monmouth County website reflect the accurate vote count for the Matawan Borough Council elections.
"The Monmouth County Democrats want to congratulate Councilwoman-Elect Kim Daly for breaking the Republican stronghold in Matawan. Democrats beat well-funded Republicans in Famingdale, Hazlet, Eatontown, Spring Lake, Keyport, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Belmar, Freehold Borough and many other towns because voters across Monmouth County recognize that our Democratic principles of supporting the middle-class and fighting for taxpayers is what our communities need," Gopal said in a statement via email.
According to the county website, Kimberly Daly (D) is in the lead by one point with 1,699 votes, immediately followed by incumbent Toni Angelini (R). Republican incumbent Andy Lopez received 1,641 votes and a second democratic challenger, Nicholas Nellegar, received 1,611 votes.
In a statement sent via email, Daly thanked the Matawan community for their support.
"The welfare of the citizens of Matawan will always be my primary responsibility. I look forward to joining my fellow councilmembers in the new year. Together we will continue to put Matawan residents first to ensure that we keep our town such a close-knit community," she said.
Matawan Council Election Results
|Democratic Candidate||Results||Republican Candidate||Results|
|Kimberly Daly||1,699 (25.54%)
||Toni Angelini||1,698 (25.52%)
|Nicholas Nellegar||1,611 (24.21%)
||Andrew Lopez||1,641 (24.67%)|
Editor's note: Patch will publish the official certified results for all local races when they are available from the county.