By Elaine Van Develde
Historically, officials in Rumson can’t remember a time when a Democrat or independent sat on the governing body.
There has, however, been one consistent candidate for Borough Council for many years now — Michael Steinhorn.
This election was no exception. With two seats up for grabs — those of Republican incumbents Benjamin Day Jr. and Shaun P. Broderick — Steinhorn again threw his hat into the status quo ring, attempting to mix it up on the dais.
Garnering 512 votes, or 16.5 percent of the votes this time around, he failed. His campaign was characteristically low profile.
The top vote-getter in the Rumson council race was Day, with 1,313 votes, or roughly 42 percent of the votes. Broderick won 1,265 votes, or about 41 percent.
There were nine write-ins.