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Republicans Win Four Seats on Township Council

The win gives the party all but one seat on Galloway Township Council.

Frank Gargione
Frank Gargione

The Republican slate swept all four seats at stake in the Township Council election on Tuesday.

Galloway Township voters elected Frank Gargione (4,528 votes), Robert Maldonado (4,445), Timothy C. Meadows Sr. (4,439) and incumbent Mayor Don Purdy (4,132), according to preliminary election results.

The victory gives Republicans a 6-1 advantage on the seven-member council.

Incumbent Democrat Jim McElwee (3,986 votes) was defeated along with running mates Bill Montag (3,935), Mike Suleiman (3,770) and Cliff Sudler (3,742).

Republican incumbents Tom Bassford and Whitney Ullman did not seek re-election to four-year terms. Jim Gorman remains the only Democrat on council.

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Harry Scheeler November 06, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Ha! Green I moved to Galloway on Oct 29th. Not in time to vote but I'm here now : ).
Keep Galloway Green November 06, 2013 at 06:26 PM
That doesn't change your Idiot Status. I don't believe a word you say anyways!
Richard Wilson November 07, 2013 at 07:19 AM
Another opportunity for the Republicans to take this Township in the wrong direction.
Keep Galloway Green November 07, 2013 at 09:18 AM
Seems like government malpractice the way Purdy & Co handle Galloway business. The non payment to Bonanni is an example of that. The fact that Purdy didn't fix anything at Patriot Lake is another example. Closed the Post Office (for lack of $$...so they say). Closed the Skate Park..Is that fair to the kids that did wear their helmets?....They should make Skate Park for membership only with photo ID's of kids. Kick out the troublemakers....or convert Skate Park into tennis courts and or basketball courts for residents. That's what they should do. I expect more of the same from the Republicans...mishandle everything!
Keep Galloway Green November 07, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Now Harry Scheeler is in love with the Republicans....makes you wonder who is paying this idiot? Why wasn't Harry Scheeler charged with.....Lying to Everybody?....Makes you wonder !

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