Congratulations are in order. The votes are in. Amid substantial accusations, questionable financial management & plenty of mud that stuck, full-time Brigantine residents took it in stride and voted in 22 year Mayor Guenther…. for another 4 years.
The political gods were shining down on Councilman Andy Simpson too. He escaped a stinging Real Estate and City Hall ‘glitch’ scandal to gain another term. Passionate newcomer and Guenther protege; Vince Sera, nabs a solid win in his very first try.
Mayor Guenther is poised to now serve Brigantine for 26 years. Wow. A quarter of a century. How about that….snagging 1,973 votes, beating Councilwoman Lisa McClay… who garnered 1,446 votes. Talk of term limits were heightened by this win.
Guenther Wins 7th term as Mayor.
The Republicans will nominate three candidates for the 1st Ward council position being vacated by Simpson, who will control at large seat.
Vince Sera attracted 1,848…. and Andy Simpson holds onto power with 1818 residents pulling his lever.
Robert Pollilo – 1,564
Frank Kern – 1,553