The New Jersey Globe can project that Democratic Brick Township Mayor John Ducey has won re-election to a third term against Republican Theresa Gallagher.
Brick is strongly Republican in most elections – it gave Donald Trump 61% of the vote last year – but Ducey has managed to craft an extremely popular personal brand in the Ocean County township. He was elected in 2013 with 61% of the vote and re-elected four years ago with 66%.
Ducey’s image has been so powerful, in fact, that he has previously gotten the town to elect an all-Democratic township council – but that streak broke this year, with two Democratic incumbents and one Republican challenger winning the three council seats up for election.
This story was updated at 9:33 a.m. on November 12 to reflect the fact that Democrats only won two seats on the council, not all three.