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.

Biff November 07, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Thank you for this Laura Silvius, I love that you/The Patch provide great and timely local news and updates like this! Is it possible to get a breakdown of who the write-in votes were for, especially if the bulk of them were for one particular candidate? Thanks again for all the updates during Sandy, too!
John M. November 07, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Amen! Great work on both counts!
Bart chapel November 11, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Wow ! Nice , a republican wow in jersey cool . This encourages me . Maybe we can get some regulations and taxes rolled of our backs to exsperiance a new freedom


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