Republicans win in Franklin, Hardyston

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  • PHOTO BY MARK LICHTENWALNER Voters wait for their turn to vote in the Wallkill valley music room.

  • PHOTO BY MARK LICHTENWALNER Voters at the Hamburg fire house didn't have to wait in any lines.

  • PHOTO BY VERA OLINSKI N.J. Senator Steven V. Oroho addresses the crowd after his recent election night win.

  • PHOTO BY VERA OLINSKI On right, re-elected Assemblyman F. Parker Space speaks of running and working together as a team, with elected Assemblyman Harold J. Wirths on left.

FRANKLIN — Both Republicans candidates were elected to positions on both the Franklin Borough Council and Hardyston Township Council on Tuesday.

In Franklin, according to unofficial results posted by the Sussex County Board of Elections, John E. Postas was elected to the council with 776 votes and incumbent Joe Limon was elected with 771 votes.

Democrat Patricia Rowett finished third with 492 votes.

In Hardyston, incumbent Republican Leslie G. Hamilton won re-election to the Township Council with 1,294 votes and Republican Brian J. Kaminski won the second seat with 1,264 votes.

Democrats James Corti, Jr. and Michele Van Allen finished third and fourth.

Hardyston was the busiest election in the area as five people sought three seats on the Board of Education. Susan Lucarelli had the most votes with 1,290 and Nicholas M. Demsak was second with 1,150. Amie Ficacci was elected with 877 votes. Carla Kubrin (872) and Bethany Ficacci (834) were fourth and fifth.

Countywide, Republican Herbert Yardley defeated Democrat Daniel Perez for a three-year term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Yardley will replace Freeholder Phil Crabb.

State Sen. Steven Oroho was re-elected and Assemblyman Parker Space was re-elected along with former Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths, who will begin his first term in the Assembly.

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