Burlington County elected a Democratic sheriff and now has a 5-0 majority on the Board of Freeholders.
Anthony Basantis defeated Michael Ditzel by 8,258 votes, 52%-44%, to become the next sheriff. Republican Jean Stanfield, now an assemblywoman-elect, had held the post for nearly eighteen years before her retirement last spring.
The last Republican freeholder, Latham Tiver, lost by 9,765 votes, 53%-44%, to Democrat Linda Hynes.
In a special election to fill a 26-month unexpired term, incumbent Democrat Daniel O’Connell defeated Lee Schneider by 8,901 votes, 55%-45%.