Lakewood’s Elections Results – by Aaron Neuman

Lakewood voters headed to the polls en masse on Tuesday to vote for their preferred candidates in municipal, County, and federal elections. Here are the results:

US Senate: Democrat Bob Menendez beat his challenger Republican Bob Hugin 54%-43% in a race that was defined by mudslinging from both candidates. Hugin overwhelmingly won Ocean County by a 63%-34% margin. Menendez won just 5 Lakewood districts.

US House of Representatives: Republican Chris Smith beat Democrat Josh Welle 56%-43% to win a 20th consecutive term in the US House of Representatives. Rep. Smith won every district in Ocean County besides for districts 2 and 3 in Lakewood. Smith has been representing New Jersey’s 4th District in the House since 1981.

Township Committee: Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller and Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein easily won reelection, with Miller getting 32.9% and Lichtenstein picking up 28.3% in a crowded field of candidates. Miller and Lichtenstein have both served on the Township Committee since 2004, including four stints as mayor for Miller, and one stint as mayor for Lichtenstein.

Board of Chosen Freeholders: Republicans Gerry Little and Gary Quinn won election to be members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Little received 32.5% and Quinn 31.8% of the vote, respectively. Little has served on the Board since 2003. With Tuesday’s vote, Quinn has won his first term to the Board, replacing John C. Bartlett, who ended his campaign for a 14th term due to failing health.

Board of Education: With 3 candidates to vote for and just 3 candidates on the ballot, this election was an easy call from the start. Heriberto Rodriguez was voted for by 34.6% of the electorate, Chanina Nakdimen received 31.5% of the vote, and Moshe Bender got 32.3%. Shlomie Stern won a 1-year unexpired term with 98.4% of the vote.

Here are the Lakewood numbers for Township, District by District.


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  1. I wouldn’t call the lakewood township elections a crowded field. It seems like there were the incumbents and 2 protest candidates one of whom I never heard anything from but managed to get 6k votes. To me it shows that there are a lot of dissatisfied voters that voted for an unknown in protest.

  2. Seemed like a low voter turnout in Lakewood as many people feel they weren’t given much of a choice who to vote for.
    I hope the incumbents will finally begin dealing with the terrible traffic in Lakewood. There’s no greater chessed they can do for our town.

  3. I am not happy with the Lakewood township committee results. The 2 incumbents have done nothing to alleviate the overcrowding and terrible traffic congestion in this town. WHEN WILL IT END ???

  4. STOP the Kvetching for one day! Our Shiluchei Tzibbur, Meir and Menashe, got a resounding vote of confidence from a significant majority of the Yeshiva Olam.

    Be a mentsch and congratulate them on their victory.

    Even President Trump was gracious to to his arch opponent Nancy Pelosi, calling her to wish her on her well after her victory.

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