Election Day is Tuesday, and in Brick Township, candidates are running for seats on the township council as well as the Board of Education.
Two candidates are running for one seat on the council. Andrea Zapcic, a Democrat, is running for Mayor John Ducey’s former council seat. Zapcic was appointed to the seat after Ducey was elected mayor, but now must win an election in order to keep it. She is being challenged by Domenick Brando, a Republican, who previously served on the council.
For more on the candidates, read their profiles and interviews we conducted last week:
There are two seats available on the township’s Board of Education. Incumbents Sharon Cantillo and Larry Reid are running to retain their seats, while they are being challenged by David Fischer and John Barton. Like the council hopefuls, the school board candidates were each sent a profile form with a few interview questions by Shorebeat. All except Barton participated. Their profiles are linked below:
Voters will also decide whether to re-elect Freeholder Joe Vicari to another term, or elect Tim Ryan, who would be the first Democrat to hold a seat on the board since 1989. Additionally, as part of the third congressional district, Brick voters will choose between Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard.
Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Brick has a large number of voting districts, so check the sample ballots mailed by the Ocean County Clerk’s office last week or check this website.