This story was updated with the latest voting numbers on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.
Primary elections were held throughout New Jersey Tuesday, to determine who will represent their party in the general election in November.
State Sen. Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate over three challengers, and will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in the fall. He celebrated at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Tuesday night. "In Washington, we can stay the course or we can change the course, he said in his remarks. "We must ensure for the people of America opportunities for greatness."
Menendez released a statement, saying, “I congratulate State Senator Joe Kyrillos on winning his primary race and look forward to a campaign that will focus on and discuss the differences between us in an honorable way.”
In the contested race for US Representative-6th District, Anna Little appeared to be the frontrunner, with 100 percent of districts reporting. The former Monmouth Republican Freeholder Anna Little had 3,424 votes, versus Ernesto Cullari, of the county Republican organization, with about 2,394.
Here are the results in Holmdel and Hazlet from the Monmouth County Clerk's Office, with 90% or more polling locations reporting. The primary candidates had no challengers within their own party, though far more Republicans than Democrats cast a vote in Holmdel.
But in Hazlet, the turnout was more evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.
DEM - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (Full Term) Vote Count Percent Lawrence Luttrell 185 99.46% Write-In 1 0.54% Total 186 100.00% REP - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (Full Term) Vote Count Percent Tom Critelli 537 99.63% Write-In 2 0.37% Total 539 100.00% DEM - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (1Yr Unexpired) Vote Count Percent Mark Levinson 186 99.47% Write-In 1 0.53% Total 187 100.00% REP - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (1Yr Unexpired) Vote Count Percent Joseph Ponisi 534 99.81% Write-In 1 0.19% Total 535 100.00%
DEM - Township Committee Hazlet Twp Vote Count Percent James DiNardo 420 50.42% Barbara Ronchetti 409 49.10% Write-In 4 0.38% Total 833 100.00% REP - Township Committee Hazlet Twp Vote Count Percent James Brady 502 50.00% David Tinker 500 49.78% Write-In 2 0.22% Total 1004 100.00%