According to unofficial results published by the Camden County Board of Elections, Democratic incumbent Carolyn Jacobs defeated Republican challenge Rick Short. Jacobs won 58.15 percent of the vote.
Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs will serve at least one more year on township council after winning the special election for a one year, unexpired term on Tuesday.
Jacobs, the Democratic nominee for the seat, defeated Republican nominee Rick Short, according to the unofficial results released by the Camden County Board of Elections. Jacobs earned 58.15 percent of votes cast on Tuesday. Short earned 41.79 percent of the vote.
Jacobs is serving her first year on Cherry Hill Township Council in 2016. She was appointed to council in January to fill the seat vacated by Susan Shin Angulo. Angulo resigned from council at the end of 2015 after she was elected to the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders last year. Jacobs’ seat will be up for election for a full, four-year term again in 2017.
In the Cherry Hill Board of Education election, voters elected two newcomers and one incumbent. Ruth Schultz, Jane Scarpellino and Edward Wang were elected to three-year terms on the board. Schultz led the way with 20.33 percent of the vote, Scarpellino finished in second place with 19.26 percent and Wang finished in third place with 18.04 percent. Schultz and Wang are newcomers to the board, while Scarpellino was elected to her first full term on the board. Scarpellino won election for a one year, unexpired term in 2015.
Incumbent Steve Robbins was not re-elected to the board of education, finishing in fourth place with 12.86 percent of the vote. Ian Morris finished in fifth place with 12.02 percent, Joseph Gerace finished in sixth place with 10.10 percent, and Fredrick Dande rounded out the field in seventh place with 7.06 percent.
All of the results are unofficial and do not include mail-in or provisional ballots. Check back with www.cherryhillsun.com for more on the 2016 election results later this week.