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Incumbents Retain Jefferson Council, BOE Seats

Both races uncontested, candidates each receive about 33 percent of votes.

Republicans Richard Yocum, Robert Birmingham and Jay Dunham will keep their seats on the Jefferson Township Council after running unopposed at Tuesday's Election, preliminary results showed.

The three candidates each received about 33 percent of votes, with Yocum, the council president, with a slight lead at 5,271 votes. Dunham received 5,245 votes, and Birmingham received 5,234, according to unofficial results posted by the Morris County Clerk.

The Jefferson Board of Education was also uncontested this year. Incumbents Melissa Senatore, Michael Stewart, and Jill VanNess will keep their seats for another term.

Members also received a close number of votes, with Senatore coming in first with 4,631 votes. VanNess received 4,514, and Stewart received 4,370.

More Jefferson voters voted for Mitt Romney in this year's presidential election, with about 58 percent of the 13,742 voters for the Republican candidate.

In the 2008 election, township voters also voted more Republican, with 6,040 votes for John McCain and 4,335 for Barack Obama.

Stay with Patch for our continued election coverage.

Read all of Jefferson Patch election coverage here.

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