Point Pleasant Beach Councilman Paul Kanitra has ousted Mayor Stephen Reid, scoring a 20-point win in the Ocean County Town.
Kanitra defeated the mayor 624-419.
Running for re-election wasn’t Reid’s first choice.
He made a bid for retiring Assemblyman David Wolfe’s seat.
Reid, who runs New Jersey Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy, the state’s top anti-pot group, dropped his Assembly bid after the Ocean County Steering Committee backed Brick Republican Club president John Catalano for the seat.
Reid later endorsed Catalano.