Palmyra 2017 unofficial election results

Democrats won by a landslide in the borough council elections

Two incumbents and one challenger, all democrats, won seats on borough council, according to the Burlington County unofficial election results.

Three seats were open for re-election, with Gina Tait (D) re-elected for two three-year terms along with Brandon Allmond (D). Tait and Allmond earned 1,344 and 1,255 votes, respectively.

Timothy Howard, who challenged incumbent Frank Cosky for an unexpired one-year term, took home 1,281 votes.

Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican candidate Kim Guadagno in the New Jersey gubernatorial elections with about 55 percent of the vote. In the seventh legislative district, incumbent Democrat Troy Singleton was re-elected, defeating Republican candidate John Browne with 65.7 percent of the vote. Democrats Carol Murphy and Herb Conaway were elected to the general assembly in the seventh legislative district. Conaway earned 33.15 percent of the vote and Carol Murphy 32.26 percent, beating out Republican candidates Bob Thibault and Octavia Scott.

In the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders race, Democratic challengers Tom Pullion and Balvir Singh defeated incumbent Republicans Bruce Garganio and Linda Hughes. Pullion and Singh combined for approximately 52 percent of the vote, with Garganio and Hughes earning a combined 48 percent.

New Jersey voters also approved both public questions on this year’s ballot. The first question was for the approval of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act and will allow the state to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $125 million, with the proceeds of the bonds will be used to provide grants to public libraries. The second question amends the New Jersey Constitution to dedicate all money collected by the state relating to natural resource damages to be used to repair, restore, replace, or preserve the state’s natural resources. The money can also be used to pay legal or other costs incurred by the state in pursuing those claims.

Election results are unofficial until the Burlington County Board of Elections certifies them. The results do not include provisional ballots.