Ventnor returns incumbents in regional races

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VENTNOR – Local voters returned incumbents to their seats across the board in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election.

In Ventnor, President Barack Obama received 1,925 votes to 1,757 for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to unofficial results from Ventnor City Clerk Janice Callaghan.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez received 1,798 votes, and Republican candidate Joe Kyrillos received 1,609 votes in the municipality.

With three Ventnor residents in the race for District 2 U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo recorded 2,058 votes while 1,367 went to first-time Democratic candidate Cassandra Shober. Charles Lukens, running as a Constitutional Conservative, received 23 votes here.

In the race for District 2 freeholder, Atlantic City resident Frank Formica received 2,054 votes, and Ventnor resident Stephen Dicht received 1,364 votes.

Both statewide referendum questions carried locally. The Building Our Future Bond Act won in Ventnor with 1,604 for and 1,129 against, and 2,084 residents voted in favor of judges paying a contribution to their health care, while 540 voted against it.

With no provisional ballot tally at this time, 3,742 people cast ballots in Ventnor out of 6,859 registered voters.

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