No Contest for Oceanport GOP

Mahon to serve second term as mayor, Kahle and Gallo return to council.

It will be four more years for Oceanport Mayor Michael J. Mahon, who won his second term in office by a mega-landslide Tuesday, taking nearly 98 percent of the vote.

However, that's being a bit facetious, as Mahon only faced competition from the write-in column.

Of the 914 residents who came to cast their ballots for mayor, 892 chose Mahon, and 22 wrote in someone else.

Incumbent Republicans Ellynn Kahle and Council President Richard Gallo fared just as well, easily reclaiming their council seats and fending off the write-ins, of which there were only 17. Gallo won 901 votes, and Kahle took 859.

Council members in Oceanport serve three-year terms.

Jaye November 09, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Apparently Oceanport residents are generally happy with the way the boro is being run. Unfortunatly this voting outcome does not tell the existing council the feeling many residents share abut the secrets being kept about the poilce department. Originally we were told the police dispatch was the be for overnight only. Currentl ywe have no dispatching in Oceanport at all. When calling our local police department, regardless of the hour you are instructed to "dial 1" and wait for the West Long Branch dispacher to answer the phone, and it is not prompt!
John M Bonforte Sr. November 09, 2011 at 03:44 PM
If it is not broke don't fix it. The Council is doing a fine jog, especially in these difficult times keeping Oceanport a great place to live and raise a family. Council members devote a tremendous amount of their time serving. John M. Bonforte Sr.


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