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No Upsets in Ocean County Freeholder Primaries

Joe Vicari the GOP nominee; Timothy E. Ryan to represent the Democrats this fall

Joe Vicari (Patch File Photo)
Joe Vicari (Patch File Photo)
Incumbent Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari handily won the right to represent his party in the 2014 general election Tuesday night, besting his opponent John B. Paolella by a 10,000 vote difference.

Vicari, who has served on the freeholder board since 1981, received 14,637 votes compared to Paolella's 4,704 with all but two districts reporting, according to the Ocean County Clerk's office.

On the Democratic side, longtime Ocean County Democrat Timothy E. Ryan received 6,309 votes compared to challenger Joe Lamb's 1,282 votes. Ryan was supported by the county's Democratic organization while Lamb, a Brick resident, ran a campaign to challenge the establishment, as he has done in recent municipal elections in his home town.

With 107,240 registered Republican voters compared with 73,756 registered Democrats in Ocean County, Vicari is a favorite to win re-election to the seat he has occupied 33 years.
Mac June 04, 2014 at 05:12 PM
What a picture! Just how many facelifts has this bloated puffed-up sea hag had already? He is standing on his feet and not his hands, right?
Chief Wahoo June 04, 2014 at 05:52 PM
If voting mattered. They wouldn't let you do it ......... ANARCHO-CAPITALISM
Mac June 04, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Vicari's legacy: voters will always reelect a lifetime disappointment regardless of the costs just to say they voted for the winner of another non-event, which a $15 per hour kneejerk position definitely can only be - it's like after 33 years, Vicari is now the head greeter at Gilmore’s WalMart and Tom MacArthur has become the new discounted toy made in China - has anyone else noticed how many more mothers with babies have taken to wearing speed skates when they know Vicari is out trying to kiss babies while campaigning? – and boaters, beware of the 6th new sleek Barnegat Bay septic collection boat – it doubles as a floating Vicari summer campaigning tanning bed
Dennis June 04, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Nothing against Vicari but no one should have that position that long.
KC June 05, 2014 at 12:04 AM
All ten people that voted! Vicari is a sleeze IMHO. Look how he disparaged the unemployed when unemployment was so rampant. Those who voted him in should be ashamed,

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