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GOP Handily Carries District 10, Freeholder Race

Holzapfel, McGuckin, Wolfe easily defeat Dems; Vicari returning to county post

District 10 and Ocean County voters overwhelmingly chose the Republican ticket when heading to the polls Tuesday.

With almost all districts reporting results as of 10:45 p.m., the GOP team of James Holzapfel, Gregory McGuckin and David Wolfe have won seats in the , while Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari cruised to victory over Democratic challenger Michelle Rosen.

Holzapfel, a Toms River resident and incumbent assemblyman, will take the two-year Senate seat long inhabited by retiring incumbent Andrew Ciesla, while Toms River councilman McGuckin and incumbent Wolfe will head to the General Assembly for two-year terms.

Holzapfel earned at least 28,538 votes to Democratic challenger Charles Tivenan's 16,042. McGuckin and Wolfe tallied 26,697 and 27,818 votes, respectively, to Democrats Bette Wary and Eli Eytan's 16,841 and 15,639, respectively.

Vicari easily fended off Rosen's challenge by capturing more than 65 percent of the vote, with 67,880 votes to Rosen's 35,961 tallies.

Legislative District 10 includes the following municipalities: Bay Head, Brick, Island Heights, Lakehurst, Lavallette, Manchester, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights and Toms River.

All results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections.

Concerned Brick Citizen November 09, 2011 at 04:10 PM
This is a group that should have also been voted out. Holzaple and Wolfe have been in office long enough. Wolfe has been tied into Brick politics much too long and should have been removed with the council. Unfortunatly the voters were more concerned about the people at town hall. There needs to be new blood in this office, but now we are stuck with the same ol' same ol'. I hope in two years the voters will come to their senses.
1stcav November 09, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Those of us who are now Grandpa's age talk about the "Good Old Days" and some things were better, not all. I remember the produce man and the rag man coming around the streets on horse drawn carts selling the goods...But the Mayor and Sheriff were the guys driving those carts back then when I was a kid !!!! We need new blood , a chicken in every pot is OLD school , we need Young blood with new ways to do old things more efficiently...period ! Young politicians needed, apply Now ! Even Joe who was just re-elected ( Freeholder ) remembers Lincoln with out his beard !
Mac November 09, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Oh goodie. Now Joe and Jim can remain a team as they color in those green and yellow crayon lines on the daily traffic map over brunch. Lucky waitress.
Joyce Connelly November 12, 2011 at 03:23 PM
When you are in a position of power for too long it is the powe not the people that takes precedence. Which is why there are term limits.
Sean Conneamhe November 12, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Many people believe a two-term limit is a great idea for all elected positions.

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