Republican Carol Sventy received the most votes in the Primary Election for Tuesday, according to information provided by Kinnelon Borough Clerk Elizabeth Sebrowski.
Sventy, who against incumbent Republicans Dan O'Dougherty and Andy San Filippo, received 593 votes while O'Dougherty received 556 votes and San Filippo received 541. San Filippo said Tuesday night he is unsure whether he will run on the November ballot as a write-in candidate.
"It seems like Kinnelon has spoken," San Filippo said. "Dan and Carol are both very good candidates and stewards of the town."
While Sebrowski said absentee ballots still have to be counted, O'Dougherty said that though he may be "in" he is disappointed that San Filippo did not receive the amount of votes needed to remain on the council. Still, he said he is "looking forward to working with Carol" and continuing his service to the borough.
"I'm going to work hard for [Kinnelon residents] and I'm always looking to save taxpayers money any which way I can and I'm there for anyone that needs me," O'Dougherty said.
Sventy, who will be serving her first term, said she is humbled and honored that the voters chose her and that she is excited to bring the concerns of residents to the council.
"It was my first campaign and it was just an awesome experience," she said. "I can't believe how many people I met in town, walking door-to-door and many of them I didn't know before. I took copious notes when I talked to people and I look forward to taking their ideas and bringing them to the whole town."
A total of 1,158 votes were cast in Tuesday's election.
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