POLLS CLOSED: 2023 Primary Election Results For Ocean County, Including Lakewood And Toms River

The polls have now closed in New Jersey, where the entire state Legislature has appeared on top of the ballot.

Locally, other than the Toms River mayoral primary and an open Township committee seat in Lakewood, there were very few competitive races on the ballot across Ocean County.

Here are the results for tonight’s races:


As expected, State Senator Bob Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Ned Thomson all coasted to easy victories.

They will be challenged in November by Stephen Dobbins, Sal Frascino and Marta Harrison, a former Lakewood Mayor, respectively.

On the municipal level, as expected, Bruce Stern and Deborah Fuentes won the Republican primary for the two seats up in November, including one being vacated by Mike D’Eelia.

Mayor Ray Coles, running for re-election, and Jimmy Esposito won the Democrat primary.

Toms River:

Councilman Daniel Rodrick will win the Republican primary race for mayor, defeating incumbent Mayor Mo Hill a hard-fought race.

With all districts reporting, Rodrick received 45.7% of the vote, or 4,567 of 9,987 total votes cast.

Geri Ambrosio received 2,756 and incumbent Mayor Mo Hill finished a distant third, receiving 2,137 votes, or 21.4%.

In addition to his own victory, Rodrick’s running mates for council were also way ahead in the race for three at-large council seats.

Rodrick will face Democrat candidate John Furey, who ran unopposed, in November.

Ocean County:

On the county level, three candidates, Republicans Frank Sadaghi and Frank Quinn and Democrat Roxanne Barnes, are running for the seat being vacated by longtime commissioner Joe Vicari, who is retiring after 43 years of service.

Sadeghi, who received the party endorsement, won his race easily, beating Quinn by over 11,000 votes.

This page will be updated continuously as results come in.

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  1. I went early voting at the Toms River Library on Sunday. For those that did not vote the system was a lot better than the last election.

  2. I think we’re all getting very sidetracked with these elections and need to remind ourselves who is really running Lakewood, Ocean county and the entire world….. Hashem king of kings ruler of the world runs every city and state and country and all politicians are just middlemen messengers of Hashem to act as rulers but we all know the truth.

    AKA: Hashem has already decided who Will win the 2024 presidential election race. Don’t make yourself crazy over it and just do our Hishtadlus of voting but really it’s Hashem who decides who should be the ruler of each country and city etc….

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