Boosted by big wins at the top of the ticket, Republicans are projected to win two seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, reducing the Democratic majority to 4-3.
Vineland businessmen Antonio Romero (16,181) and Joseph Sileo (16,118) lead Priscilla Ocasio-Jimenez 12,524) and three-term incumbent Joseph Derella, Jr. (12,524).
An independent running as the Working Families Party candidate, Joseph Perella, is at 1,434 votes.
Derella is a former Millville city commissioner and school board president.
The other incumbent, Joseph Quinn, is leaving county government after six years and sought a return to his old job as a Millville City Commissioner. That non-partisan race is too close to call.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is 3,451 votes ahead of Gov Phil Murphy in Cumberland County, 55%-44%. Murphy had won Cumberland by 13 points in the 2017 election.
State Sen. Michael Testa, Jr. (R-Vineland) was re-elected with a 5,312-vote margin in his home county, defeating Democrat Yolanda Garcia-Balicki by more than 20 points.
Democrats will now need to defend control of county government in 2022, when Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) heads the ticket.