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Fire District Reporting Election Results

Budgets and fire commissioners among ballot items

After Saturday's fire district elections the results looked positive from many of the local departments. 

In Fire District #1 also known as the Squankum Fire Department Gerald Murphy and William Johnson were re-elected to three year terms. While Murphy received 46 votes Johnson received 48 votes. Their lone challenger Daniel Timmerman finished with 20 votes. 

The squankum ballot also had a one year unexpired term up for election with Raymond Roe receiving 28 votes to just edge Edwin Runyon who received 23 votes. Joseph Heaton finished third with 13 votes. 

In addition to the elections Squankum also had their budget up for approval for the upcoming year and that passed with 49 votes in favor and 19 votes against.

Fire District #2, also known as the Adelphia Fire House also reported their results from Saturday's election. Frank E. Biddle III and Doug Howlett were running unopposed in the election and received 43 and 39 votes respectively. There were also two write-in votes cast for Shaymal Joshi.

The Adelphia budget also passed with 40 votes in favor and 14 votes against.

The Ramtown Fire Department, also known as Fire District #4 also passed their budget as well as their referendum question

The two incumbents, Raymond A. Equils and Robert J. Kelly ran uncontested and collected 70 and 69 votes respectively. Their budget passed by a 66-10 margin with the referendum passing 66-9.

As of Sunday afternoon the results from the other three districts, Freewood Acres and Southard had not been reported.

Kathy S February 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
this election should be moved to November since a showing of less than 200 people for a township that extends over 63 square miles is a disgrace. Something should be done.
Gabrielle Laporta Colts Neck March 06, 2012 at 11:12 PM
@ Kathy - I completely agree, I had no idea they were even doing the election!

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