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Ducey Beats Scaturro in Landslide; Democrats Sweep Brick Council Race

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Brick, N.J. Mayor John Ducey (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Brick, N.J. Mayor John Ducey (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick handed a landslide victory to incumbent mayor John Ducey, who bested his Republican opponent by a 66 percent to 31 percent margin.

Ducey garnered 14,345 votes compared to Scaturro’s 6,750.

Likewise, all three incumbent Democratic council members were handily re-elected, which maintains the party’s control over the entire seven-member council. Council members Paul Mummolo, Marianna Pontoriero and Heather deJong cruised to victory Tuesday night, each with more than 11,000 votes. Their GOP challengers, Marilyn Lago, John Ciocco and Lois Turner, all received about 8,000 votes. The full slate of results can be found here.

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Brick will also have two new Board of Education members. Maria Foster, a labor organizer with ties to the Democrats, was elected, along with Jessica Clayton, an in-home preschool operator who was endorsed by the Green Party. John Barton, an incumbent who ran on the same ticket as Foster, was not re-elected. Clayton garnered the most votes while Barton received the fewest.

This story will be updated with the candidates’ comments when they can be reached.


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  • Chief Wahoo

    Ducey and Murphy. That’s going to hurt your wallets. But the alcohol will be flowing. Have a drink or 10 on the red faced boys. Cheers

    • Colette Kowaleski

      John Ducey is the best Mayor Brick has had in the last 25yrs. Go buy an Ice Palace Chief!

  • Marley

    Overjoyed to be out of the State permanently. Enjoy your new taxes and overall lower quality of life! Should be interesting when you figure out what’s coming your way.

    • Albert Westpy

      Not permanently “out of the State” until you stop posting about New Jersey.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Do you ever post or look at the news from where you lived before

      • Marley

        Just moved but you’re right. I’ll just read about it and keep my comments to myself.

      • Albert Westpy

        My comment, though true, was intended to be more playful than anything.
        I’m curious as well about which state you prefer than New Jersey.

    • 205167117

      What state are you in now?

      • Marley

        State of bliss.

      • 205167117

        Honestly I’m curious which state you’ve decided to settle in?

      • Marley

        Whatever State I say you will say it’s just as bad so I’ll keep it to myself. Enjoy NJ and I’ll enjoy …

      • 205167117

        Not at all. I’ve spent plenty of time outside the state to know the perks. No state income tax in Florida was nice for about five years for me. I prefer privacy so most other states appeal to me. The only reason I came back was family.

        I’m not here to make jokes and put others down. If you’d prefer not to say that’s cool but I was genuinely curious where you felt was a better option.

      • 205167117

        So Florida it is. Fins up and go Heat!!! 😉

  • Marley

    Have so enjoyed reading your insightful comments over the years.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Yea but you take my welfare with open hands

    • Albert Westpy

      What I don’t understand the motivating factor behind people who are from a background that has been discriminated against, such as yourself, seem to adapt the persona of the oppressor rather than empathizing with members of other groups who have undergone the same types of discrimination.
      Do you think that they are looking for acceptance at the hands of their oppressors or are they even aware that not only did the discrimination exist but still does ?

  • Frank Rizzo

    Murphy will destroy the state….The hasidics will prosper while we suffer…..state law says any town with more than 5000 kids in private school will get special state aid….how many kids in Jackson, Toms River and Howell who go to private schools already plus the Hasidics moving in there…more state aid flushed away. to way more towns than anyone ever thought.

    • 205167117

      I’m not following. If it’s already a law then how would the case be any different with someone else as Governor? I just don’t see how that’s on Murphy.

  • Andy Pat

    I knew Ducey would win and deservedly so. I was unsure if the incumbent council-members would hold all seats. By the margin of win, I was way off. I think I underestimated the drag Scaturro would put on her ticket. Murphy/Guadagno was not a great choice. Here too, Christie put extreme drag on his party’s ticket.

    • KaayC

      Me too! Agree.

  • avgjoe

    While I am a solid conservative Ducey has done a fair job of running this town considering NJ is the most corrupt state in the country. Just look at the last 4-5 mayors (at least since Ive been in the area) its become mayor of brick & go to jail or investigated for corruption/ethics charges. BUT I just wonder how Marty Ebert who finished 2nd in the republican primary would have done as opposed to the establishment candidate? Ill bet he would have gotten more votes & made it closer. The establishment candidate was out spent 17-1 by her own account & no one knew what he policies where other than Im not ducey