Just one vote separate two township committee candidates in war-torn Holmdel, where Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel) has led an insurgency against the local Republican organization in a town where she once served as mayor.
Mayor Greg Buontempo, running off-the-line in Tuesday’s primary election, now leads former school board president Vicky Flynn, 668 to 667. Flynn had initially led by 16 votes.
Zoning Board member Domenico “DJ” Luccarelli is currently in first place and appears to have defeated Buontempo’s running mate, Ronald Emma, 778 to 603.
Votes may continue to come in until Tuesday, as long as they were postmarked by July 7.
The primary battle also generated some contested race for Republican county committee.
In one district, Serena DiMaso ran on the organization line, while her husband ran with Buontempo. She was the top vote-getter with 99, but Adam Khachaturian outpolled Gerald DiMaso, 80 to 37.