Sullivan Wins Seat on Township Committee
Republican candidate won by about 71 percent of the vote.
Republican Kevin Sullivan will join the Chatham Township Committee for a three-year term starting in January.
Township Administrator Thomas E. Ciccarone said Sullivan took in 2,968 votes to Democratic candidate Richard Erich Templin's 1,194 votes. Sullivan's margin of victory is about 71 percent.
Sullivan declined to comment after the results came in.
Tom Basta, the chairman of the Chatham Township Republican Committee, said he was "very pleased at the results of the elections ... It feels so good that so many people, despite the difficulties of the storm, came out and supported our candidate."
Ciccarone also said about 200 ballots were cast for write-in candidates.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took in the majority of votes in Chatham Township, about 2,999 votes to President Barack Obama's 1,786 votes.
Turnout in Chatham Township at the polls was at 61.83 percent.
Township Clerk Greg LaConte said due to damage from Tropical Storm Sandy, final results could change the numbers of turnout and final votes thanks to the significant number of people who likely voted in person or via mail-in, email or facsimile ballots, all of which were received by the Morris County Clerk.
Results from the county could take a day or two to come in.
Check back with Chatham Patch for full election results from Chatham Township.