CARTERET- Carteret Councilwoman Susan Naples and Councilman Randy Krum won their uncontested Democratic primary Tuesday. Though it was assumed the two would win the nomination barring any insurgent write-in candidate, the vote count made it certain.
Unofficial results had Naples with a total of 611 votes and Krum with a total of 590 votes. They will face Republicans Kevin Urban, who received 110 votes, and Steven Pinchak, who received 109 votes, in November’s general election.
Naples and Krum spoke to a crowd of hundreds of supporters at an Election Night rally. “Tonight, Carteret Democrats have sent a clear message that they stand behind their candidates, and I thank you all for your support,” Krum said.
Naples added, “Even though we were unopposed, the fact that so many of you got out to vote means a lot to me. I take pride in being one of your Democratic nominees for Council, and we intend to work tirelessly to ensure we obtain victory in November.”
Mayor Dan Reiman also addressed the crowd: “These are fantastic numbers for an uncontested primary; however, we have a lot of work to do until November. Governor Christie is heavily targeting Middlesex County, so we’re going to have to work with the county party to ensure a Democratic victory in November for Vitale, Wisniewski, Coughlin, Barrett, Tomaro, Naples, and Krum. With your help, we’ll keep Carteret a Democratic stronghold for years to come.”
Naples and Krum, who were first elected in 2002, are currently running for a fourth term on Borough Council. They have said they will continue to support the Mayor’s plan of revitalization for the town, which they have been working to implement since they were first elected.
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