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Two BOE Members, Ex-Councilman Among 8 Brick Council Candidates

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The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township municipal complex. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Eight candidates – four Democrats and four Republicans, including two current members of the Board of Education – are running for four available seats on the township council this year.

Incumbent Democrats Susan Lydecker and Jim Fozman will seek re-election to the council, while incumbent Andrea Zapcic – currently filling the unexpired term of Mayor John Ducey – will seek her first full term on the governing body. Bob Moore, whose relationship with his party has been rocky at times, is not seeking to run in the primary this year. Newcomer Arthur Halloran, of Sunset Lane, will round out the Democrats’ ticket.

Republicans this year will attempt to regain seats on the all-Democrat council. Two of the Republican candidates – Frank Pannucci, Jr. and Michael Conti – are current members of the Board of Education. Dan Toth is also running to regain his council seat after he did not seek re-election two years ago in order to run a primary campaign for mayor, which he lost to Joseph Sangiovanni. Charlie Bacon, of Thiele Road, is a newcomer to the political scene and completes the Republican slate.

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No Republican has been elected to a local office in Brick since 2009, when former Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis and council members Toth, Sangiovanni and Domenick Brando won seats on the governing body.

Monday was the deadline for partisan candidates to file for the primary election, in June. Candidates have until June to register to run independently for council.


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  • Joseph Woolston Brick

    Sorry Dan Toth, at one time you were my man, not anymore. I will not push one button for anybody that was associated with the Acropolis regime. That is one road I do not wish to go down again.

    • Well, there was no love lost between him and the former mayor toward the end of their respective terms. Toth, on a few occasions, voted with the Democrats on council which led to some significant conflict between the two.

      • Joseph Woolston Brick

        Dan, I knew that, But to me a lot of members on the town council started to distance themselves from Acropolis towards the end, they knew he had a snowballs chance of getting re-elected. It was like rats jumping off a sinking ship. If from day one any of them had shown some guts to say no to Acropolis then I would have a different opinion. The reason we have a mayor, town council set up is to have a check and balance system. We didn’t have that with Acropolis, they were all yes men until the ship started taking on water.

    • Geoff Dubrowsky

      You vote for who you want! Just understand that the two men you mentioned are far from linked! That’s not an endorsement just history, as long as everyone votes that’s what matters!

  • Chief Wahoo

    GRIP GRIP GRIP. Time to dump Lie Decker and Vera from health benefits. And keep the council evenly split between Red gang and Blue gang. Never give either gang of liars, full control ever again

    ANARCHO-CAPITALISM

    • Tom Russo

      I will vote all RED this election…….GRIP…..I agree with Chief Wahoo…….thanks

  • Tom Russo

    I will vote all RED this election…….GRIP…..I agree with Chief Wahoo…….

  • Geoff Dubrowsky

    Would be nice to see if any Independents Run!

  • Tom Russo

    Would of like to have seen Bob Moore in the race…….He was honest and voted for what was right and not along party lines…..he will be missed……

    • Marynary

      This would be a great opportunity to get an independent on the council. Would be refreshing to have independent influence.

    • Redeyerich

      Moore is in column C

  • Tom Russo

    I undersand Susan Lydecker has had a rough past 4 years,,,,will anybody do a background check on her…….

    • While I was at Patch, I began performing background checks on all candidates running for mayor/council in Brick using a private background checking service as well as state databases. This will continue here, but please understand the purpose of such checks is not to write “gotcha” articles, but to either verify or debunk rumors that creep up in the midst of the usual campaign mudslinging.

      • Tom Russo

        Thanks Dan…….should be interesting…….thanks Dan