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Coffey, Welsh, Murphy Win Oceanport BOE Seats

Two newcomers and a former board member win spots in the hotly-contested board of ed race.

The voters in Oceanport have spoken.

Newcomers Jay Coffey, Mike Murphy and former BOE member Tom Welsh came out on top in the school district's board of ed race on Tuesday.

The borough council and Shore Regional terms up-for-grabs this year were uncontested races with Oceanport resident Paul Rolleri winning a term on the high school's board.

The borough council race for two seats was also uncontested, with incumbents staying on for three more years.

Here are the results by numbers:

Oceanport Borough Council

Candidates (Full Term)
Votes Percentage Gerald R. Bertekap 1,839  49.58% William J. Johnson 1,865  50.28%


Oceanport Board of Education

Candidates (Full Term)  Votes Percentage Robert L. Huber  788
Thomas Welsh  981
Michael Murphy  966
Joan Osgoodby-Latacz
James C. Kopec  320
John F. Coffey, II 1,082
John A. Patti   478


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