Committeeman Ed McKelvey, a Republican who also currently serves as mayor, won re-election to the Alloway Township Committee unopposed.
Each party held one seat in Carneys Point: Democratic Committeeman Patrick Bomba narrowly prevailed, 50.3-49.6%, over Republican David Orsini for re-election, while Republican Committeeman Kenneth Davis beat Democrat Charles Newton 52-48% for a second unexpired term.
Republican Councilmen Lewis Schneider and James Zee won re-election to the Elmer Borough Council unopposed.
Committeeman and Mayor Sean Elwell, a Republican, was re-elected unopposed to the Elsinboro Township Committee.
Lower Alloways Creek
Republican Laura Crane and Democrat-turned-independent Committeeman Timothy Bradway won two seats on the Lower Alloways Creek Township Committee, receiving 35% and 29% of the vote, respectively. They shut out Republican Holly Fogg, who was close behind Bradway at 28%, and Democrat David Donelson at 8%.
Democratic Committeeman John Emel badly lost his bid for re-election to the Mannington Township Committee, falling to Republican Kenny Dunham 63-37%.
Republican David Murphy beat Democrat Stephen Wilson 51-45% to retain a seat on the Oldmans Township Committee for his party; Murphy previously beat incumbent Committeeman Anthony Musumeci in the Republican primary.
Despite Democratic woes in South Jersey more broadly, Democrats were able to flip one council seat and hold onto a second in Penns Grove.
For two full terms, Republican Councilman John Rambo and Democrat Sonya Worley led with 27% and 26% of the vote; Democrat Abasi Moyenda and incumbent Republican Councilman Ronald Giordano were in third and fourth with 23% and 22%, respectively. And in a separate race for an unexpired term, Democratic Councilwoman Irene Scarpaci bested Republican James Whiteside 56-31%.
Republican Peter Halter won a seat on the Pennsville Township Committee, defeating Democrat Elizabeth Lopes 73-27%.
Committeeman Kevin Eachus, a Republican who currently holds the office of mayor, won re-election to the Pilesgrove Township Committee unopposed.
Republican Kevin Yeagle prevailed over Democrat Timothy Dixon 66-34% for a seat on the Pittsgrove Township Committee.
Republican Committeeman Joseph Hannagan was re-elected to the Quinton Township Committee unopposed.
Democratic newcomer Jody Veler won the Salem City mayoralty with 56% of the vote against two independents, succeeding incumbent Democratic mayor Charles Washington; two Democratic councilmembers, Vaughn Groce and James Smith, simultaneously won re-election unopposed.
Committeemen Bruce Bishop and Jack Cimprich both won re-election to the Upper Pittsgrove Township Committee unopposed.
Republican Councilman Glenn Merkle (31%) and fellow Republican Kristin Nixon (28%) won two seats on the Woodstown Borough Council, defeating Democratic Councilwoman Stacy Shorter-Carney (23%) and her running mate Samuel Zeallor (18%).