OCEAN COUNTY – Republicans and Democrats ran unopposed for the right to represent their party for county positions in November.
Two Republican incumbents and two Democrats are seeking the two freeholder seats, and one from each party is seeking the Ocean County Surrogate position.
The results of the 2018 primary for Surrogate show:
- Jeffrey W. Moran, Republican: 24,907 votes
- Kieran E. Pillion, Jr., Democrat: 14,761 votes
Each of these candidates won the majority as they were the only candidates for their party on the ballot. Moran took home 99.8 percent of votes for Republicans. The other .2 percent were write-ins. Pillion took home 99.85 percent of votes for Democrats. The other .15 percent were also write-ins.
For the Board of Chosen Freeholders:
- John C. Bartlett, Jr., Republican: 24,711 votes
- Gerry P. Little, Republican: 24,226
- Teddy Price, Democrat: 14,631 votes
- Vince Minichino, Democrat: 14,063 votes
Bartlett took the majority of Republican votes by slim margins, with 50.41 percent of the total 49,024 votes. Little received 49.42 percent of votes, leaving the other .18 percent to write-ins.
Price took the majority of Democratic votes with just 50.91 percent of the total 28,741 votes. Minichino took home 48.93 percent of votes, leaving the remaining .16 percent to write-ins.
Both Surrogate candidates and all four Freeholder candidates will be on the ballot in November.