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Horton wins in Absecon, but council races too close to call

By Nikita Biryukov, November 04 2020 12:49 am

Democratic Mayor Kimberly Horton has won her first full term in office, the New Jersey Globe projects. Council races there remain too close to call.

She leads Republican challenger Gregory Seher 2,557 to 1,900.

Democratic Ward 1 Councilwoman Betty Howell leads Republican challenger Nicholas LaRotonda by just 23 votes.

Ward 2 Councilman Donald Burroughs, who was appointed to fill Horton’s seat after she took the mayorship, leads Republican Chris Seher 1,011 votes to 886.

The council appointed Horton to the mayorship last February following the resignation of Mayor John Armstrong, who cited personal reasons for leaving office.

She won the remainder of Armstrong’s term in last year’s general election.

The victories leave Democrats’ 6-1 council majority intact. Councilman Frank Phillips, the only Republican left on the body, is up for election next year.

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