Menna skuderaMayor-elect Mike Skudera, right, with Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna at the KaBoom Fireworks fundraiser last month.

Four years after winning a spot on the borough council, 32-year-old Mike Skudera was elected mayor of Tinton Falls yesterday in an upset of incumbent Mayor Peter Maclearie.

Skudera’s running mates Nancyanne Fama, a supermarket executive, and Scott Larkin, a school administrator, won seats on the borough council, besting non-incumbents
Mike Stanton and Bob Harvey.

Unofficial results posted by the Monmouth County Elections show Skudera won by 159 votes out of 3,177 cast, or 52.4 percent to Maclearie’s 47.4 percent.

The Asbury Park Press reports that almost 27 percent of the borough’s 12,249 registered voters turned out to cast ballots in the nonpartisan election.

Skudera, a self-empoyed software consultant, has pushed for a state law that would mandate greater use of the
Internet by municipalities to provide public documents and municipal

He grew up in Oceanport and made his political debut when he won a four-year seat on the Tinton Falls council in 2005. He had previously served as president of the Park
Place II Condominium Association. He now lives in a single-family home on Shea Lane with his wife. Nadia, and their daughter. The Skuderas are expecting the birth of their second child.

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