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IN FAIR HAVEN & RUMSON, IT’S NO CONTEST

By JOHN T. WARD

election_2011_plainRumson Democrat Philip Wagner polled just 17 percent in his bid for a seat on the borough council Tuesday as he was swamped by incumbent Republicans Shaun Broderick and Ben Day Jr.

Mayor John Ekdahl, who drew no opponent, sailed to another term.

There were no surprises in Fair Haven, where two Republicans ran unopposed for two council seats, though one of them will break the all-male lock on the all-GOP body.

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RUMSON: SAME FACES

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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Incumbent Republicans Joan DeVoe and Joe Hemphill maintained the status quo for Rumson by winning another election tonight, securing an all-Republican council.

Democratic challengers Michael Steinhorn and Philip Wagner put up a little fight, but voters seem OK with how things work.

“I feel elated that people have continued to show confidence in me,” DeVoe said. “I’ve heard them, will continue to listen to them and keep their interests in the front of my mind.”

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