Monmouth County Republicans Sweep NJ Legislative Races
Even incumbents moved to new districts managed clear victories.
It was a sweep for Monmouth County's GOP in the state legislative elections Tuesday where the party won four Senate seats and eight General Assembly seats.
Each of the 40 electoral districts in New Jersey elects one State Senator and two Assembly representatives to the New Jersey Legislature.
Recent redistricting threatened to throw incumbents a curve ball as some legislators straddled service in one district and an election in another. But Republicans Jen Beck (D-11) and Declan O'Scanlon (D-13), two of those who were redistricted, came out with clear majorities. Senator Beck taking about 57 percent of the vote and Assemblyman O'Scanlon and his running mate, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, taking about 29 and 30 percent of the vote, respectively.
Sen. Sean Kane moved down to the lower house with his successful bid for a General Assembly seat in District 30 after redistricting pitted him against his buddy Sen. Robert Singer, whom voters also approved for office again.
Legislative elections are held in November of odd-numbered years, with members serving two-year terms.
Here are the results of the 2011 Monmouth County legislative races, from the Monmouth County Board of Elections
- Jennifer Beck (R)* - 20,156
- Ray Santiago (D) - 15,149
- Caroline Casagrande (R)* - 18,679
- Mary Pat Angelini (R)* - 18,420
- Vin Gopal (D) - 15,333
- Kathleen Horgan (D) 15,000
- Dan Jacobson (I) - 2,340
- Samuel D. Thompson (R)* - 6,089
- Robert Brown (D) - 4,182
- Robert Clifton (R) - 6,090
- Ronald Stanley Dancer (R) - 6,155
- Bill Spedding (D) - 3,995
- Catherine Tinney Rome (D) - 4,076
- Joseph Kyrillos, Jr. (R)* - 24,041
- Christopher G. Cullen (D) - 14,739
- Karen Anne Zaletel (I) - 515
- Stephen J. Boracchio (I) - 554
- MacDara F. Lyden (I) - 257
- Amy Handlin (R)* - 23,993
- Declan O'Scanlon (R)* - 22,685
- Patrick Short (D) - 15,286
- Kevin M. Lavan (D) - 15,118
- Frank Cottone (I) - 830
- William Lawton (I) - 751
- Robert Singer (R)* - 12,991
- Steve Morlino (D) - 7,419
- Sen. Sean Kane (R) running for state assembly - 14,058
- David Rible (R)* - 12,704
- Howard Kleinhendler (D) - 6,451
- Shaun O'Rourke (D) - 7,112
- David Schneck (I) - 729