In an unofficial count, with 46 of the 48 precincts reporting on the Camden County election site, Kimberly Gallagher takes the lead against incumbent Benjamin Ovadia with 11,131 votes to his 7,709 votes for one unexpired, one-year term for the Cherry Hill Board of Education.
In the race for three three-year terms for the board of education, eight candidates ran for election, with two incumbents.
In the lead for the top three spots with 46 of 48 precincts reporting are Adam Greenbaum with 10,209 votes, followed by incumbent Gina Winters with 8,605 and incumbent Joel Mayer with 7,620. Renee Cherfane is not far behind with 7,433 votes in fourth, followed by Nicholas Gaudio Jr. with 6,207, Jennifer Sharman with 6,099, Suni (Sunny) Reed with 5,376 and Cathy DeCampli with 4,835.
Cherry Hill’s Board of Fire Commissioner is in a tight race, with three candidates running for two open seats. Incumbent Sara Lipsett takes the lead with 11,507 votes, with incumbent Ryan Doran following with 11,431 votes, narrowly beating out David Gorenberg with 11,378 votes.
As for the referendum question, with 46 of 48 precincts reporting, around 71.58 percent, or 13, 192 approve of an ordinance submitted by initiative petition that would amend the Cherry Hill Township Code to allow for the township to create a community energy aggregation program where the township would purchase renewable energy at discounted bulk rates and provide customers within its jurisdiction an opportunity to select a 100 percent renewable electricity alternative by 2030, preferably from regional sources.
In regional races, the House of Representatives’ 1st District race, incumbent Democrat Donald Norcross (92,056) has almost double the votes as Republican challenger Claire Gustafson (42,597), beating out independent runners Patricia Kline (2,205), Isaiah Fletcher (865) and Allen Cannon (382).
For the County Board of Commissioners race with two open seats, Democrat incumbents Edward McDonnell and Virginia Ruiz Betteridge appear to be leading, with 88,135 and 86,863 votes respectively against Republican challengers Joe Miller (45,731) and Ian Gill (45,270).
All results are unofficial as of Tuesday, Nov. 8 evening. Results remain unofficial until certified by the county Board of Elections.
To view the unofficial election results, visit https://www.camdencounty.com/wp-content/elections/general2022/2022_General_Unofficial_Results.htm.