With all six districts reporting results as of 9 p.m. on election night, voters have split the party teams running for Fair Haven Borough Council and elected Republican incumbent Susan Sorensen to serve her third term and Democrat Christopher Rodriguez for his first full term.
Rodriguez, who ran for his first full council term after being chosen to fill Democrat Aimee Humphreys’ unexpired term, garnered the most votes with 1,148, or 26.05 percent of the vote. Sorensen brought in 1,120, 28 fewer, or 25.41 percent of the vote, according to the Monmouth County Clerk’s online election results.
Sorensen’s running mate, Betsy Koch, garnered 1,112 votes. And Rodriguez’s running mate, Jessica Patel, got 1,017 votes.
A total of 4,407 votes were cast. There were 10 write-ins.
In the District 13 State Senate race, Republican Declan O’Scanlon won with 32,484 votes. Democrat Sean F. Byrnes garnered 26,376 votes.
In the District 13 Assembly race, Republicans Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso won.
The results are unofficial, as provisional and mail-in ballots have not yet been tallied.
Neither Sorensen nor Rodriguez was available for comment on election night. We will feature a post-election interview with both.
— Elaine Van Develde