Lakewood: D’Elia and Coles Victorious, Langert Falls Short

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lakewood-nj[Results below.] The 2014 mid-term elections brought political excitement to a fever pitch across the nation, and in Lakewood, NJ, the seas were not much calmer.

After fending off a primary challenge, Committeemen Steven Langert and Ray Coles – Republican and Democrat respectively – faced off against Moshe Raitzik and Michael D’Elia are also on the ballot.

In a close and heated race, D’Elia and Coles have emerged victorious. D’Elia was the top vote getter, while Coles garnered just several hundred more votes than Langert, who ran an aggressive campaign after not receiving the endorsement of the local Vaad.

Poll numbers with 43 of 43 districts reporting:

Steven LANGERT (REP)

24.95% 6,467 votes

Michael J. D’ELIA (REP)

33.10% 8,579 votes

Raymond COLES (DEM)

27.74% 7,189 votes

Moshe RAITZIK (DEM)

13.81% 3,579

WRITE-IN

0.39% 101

Total: 25,915

The following are Lakewood school board election results:

Ada I. GONZALEZ

25.76% 7,621

Carl FINK

8.59% 2,543

Joshua WEINBERGER

20.73% 6,135

Aasim JOHNSON

5.94% 1,757

Yechezkel M. SEITLER

7.90% 2,337

Menachem FRIEDMAN

19.96% 5,907

Tracey TIFT

10.53% 3,115

WRITE-IN

0.58% 173

Total: 29,588

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

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