Republicans Sweep in Neptune City


coaster-news-200By JOSEPH SAPIA

Republicans swept the local election in Neptune City, winning the mayor’s seat and three Borough Council seats.

In the mayor’s race for a full four-year seat, incumbent Robert J. Brown defeated Democrat Councilwoman Pamela Renee, 612 to 556.

“I was, obviously, very happy, pleased, the residents re-elected me to serve another four years,” said Brown, who has been mayor for five years.

Renee could not be reached for comment.

In a race for two full, three-year term Council seats, newcomer Andrew Wardell received 612 votes and incumbent Richard Pryor, 566, to win. They defeated Democrat newcomers Michael Skudera, 541, and Beryl A. Lyford, 533.

In a race for a two-year, unexpired term, former Councilwoman Barbara Shafer received 634 votes, beating Councilwoman Linda Brady, a Democrat, 593. Shafer had been a councilwoman for two decades before she lost in a close election last year.

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