Democrats Retain Full Control of County Freeholder Board

Jeffrey Nash, Ian Leonard and Michelle Gentek easily defeat the Republicans running for freeholder.

The Democratic slate for Camden County freeholder easily defeated their Republican challengers Tuesday, keeping the county's governing body all Democratic.

Incumbents Jeffrey Nash (116,969 votes) and Ian Leonard (110,586) joined newcomer and current Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek (113,045) in declaring victory.

Republicans received roughly half of those votes in this blue-colored county. The vote totals are: Jim Pearce (58,697), Ian Gill (53,286) and Eugene Lawrence (52,211).

All vote totals are unofficial until certified officials. Because of Hurricane Sandy's effects on the state, all mail-in ballots must be accepted until Friday at 8 p.m., although the wide margins of votes make it highly unlikely that the freeholder race's outcome will change.

Camden County also went blue for other races:


Barack Obama/Joe Biden (D): 136,009
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R): 62,275

U.S. Senate

Robert Menendez (D): 131,593
Joe Kyrillos (R): 56,287

House of Representatives, 1st District

Robert Andrews (D): 131,247 
Gregory Horton (R): 50,606


Charles Billingham (D):119,504
Christine Leone-Zwillinger (R): 58,838

Joe November 07, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Okay, Camden County voters ONCE AGAIN elected a full slate of Democrats to the Board of Freeholders. Therefore, unless you specifically voted against them, you have no business complaining about the Democratic Machine or high county property taxes or the county-wide police force or charter schools or anything else. "Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Maryann Campling November 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
God help us.....locally and nationally.
Jimmy November 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Welcome to New Jersey, Camden County, Capital for Corruption and easy voter fraud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZON7RjSxTJg&feature=related
Joe November 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
That would be pretty interesting except that it is from 2010 and is not even in New Jersey (its from Ohio's 16th Legislative District). I am no fan of CC politics but let's not resort to typical GOP tactics to prove a point.
Schu November 08, 2012 at 10:24 PM
We had our chance to change the make up of the freeholder board and this is what we wanted. When the changes happen, please dont complain about what they are planning because not enough people care.


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