After running unopposed in the June Republican Primary and uncontested in Tuesday’s general election, two of Washington Township’s Committeemen will be serving additional three-year terms.
Current Mayor Ken Short was elected to his fifth consecutive term on the town’s governing body, and Vice Mayor Bill Roehrich was elected to his second consecutive term.
Short garnered 5,514 votes, while Roehrich obtained 5,404 votes in the election. There were no write-in votes opposing either candidate.
For Morris County Freeholder, Washington Township voted for William Hank Lyon over Truscha Quatrone by a total of 4,944 to 2,054.
Former Washington Township Mayor John Krickus received 5,181 votes for Freeholder, as his campaign team members John Cesaro and David Scapicchio received 5,008 and 4,958 votes, respectively. Those three were unsuccessfully challenged by Democrats Toshiba Foster (2,095), Wasim Khan (1,953), and Joy Singh (2,147).
For President, Washington Township voted 5,570 for Mitt Romney, while Barack Obama received 2,987 votes. In 2008, Obama received 3,887 votes, and John McCain received 6,323 votes.