Budgets were approved by sound margins in all six Gloucester Township fire district elections on Saturday, as a host of incumbents were re-elected fire commissioners in the township's six districts.
In the two fire districts with contested races, incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomer Joseph A. Reichert were elected to three-year terms as District 2 commissioners, while incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast won re-election as District 1 commissioners.
Donahue received 482 votes and Reichert 516 in the District 2 race, according to unofficial numbers.
The third individual to file a petition to appear on the District 2 ballot, Craig R. Watkins, received 54 votes.
Chews Landing's fire budget was approved by vote of 400-94.
In District 1, Minner received 98 votes and Knast 108 votes to retain their seats as fire commissioners. Challenger Nicholas Giambri received 35 votes.
The Glendora fire budget was approved, 103-18.
District 3: Incumbents Amy Tarves and Leo Foglio received 63 and 70 votes, respectively, in winning re-election to the District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners. They ran unopposed.
The Blenheim Fire Co. budget was approved, 53-11.
District 4: Incumbent John McCann won a new three-year term, receiving 101 votes in the uncontested Blackwood Fire Co. Board of Fire Commissioners election. He ran unopposed.
The Blackwood fire budget was approved, 81-12.
District 5: Incumbents Richard Baker and Anthony Tomasco received 88 and 78 votes, respectively, in winning re-election to the District 5 Board of Fire Commissioners. They ran unopposed.
The Lambs Terrace fire budget was approved, 73-23.
District 6: Incumbents Joseph C. Chew and Steven M. Funkhouser received 121 and 124 votes, respectively, in winning two new three-year terms on the District 6 Board of Commissioners. Incumbent Richard W. Annacone Jr. garnered 120 votes to take a two-year unexpired term as Erial fire commissioner.
All three men ran unopposed.
The Erial fire budget was approved, 98-33.