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Gloucester Township Council Election Results

The unofficial results from Tuesday's election have the Democrats sweeping the race by a wide margin.

Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday's Township Council election, as per the Gloucester Township Clerk's Office, with the winners of four seats in bold:

Glen Bianchini - 5,186

Orlando Mercado - 5,076

Tracey Trotto - 4,944

Sam Siler - 4,929

Sam Garro - 3,312

Erica Weissmann - 3,309

Linda Musser - 3,300

Ted Liddell - 3,245

Darren Gladden - 459

These results do not include absentee ballots.

Check back with Gloucester Township Patch later tonight or early Wednesday for reaction from the campaigns.

N/A November 09, 2011 at 03:53 AM
I understand about there was an election but in an even more serious note did anyone watch the weather reports tonight? I heard Gloucester Township polling places were hit by a Landslide. Did anyone else see that on the news?
terrance jones November 09, 2011 at 04:07 AM
IT was not a landslide, it was just a old fashion buttkicking !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Linda Musser must feel real good, she was the big name on the ticket and could only get 3rd place. Thats it . Ray P. you must feel good about this . Who will lead this group of misfits to the promise land ? I vote for Ray P. That ticket as full of holes before it was posted . I think the right word is SWEEPEDED couse that is what happend . Ray P. and team stink .
N/A November 09, 2011 at 04:25 AM
It is obvious after the good old fashioned flogging that the republicans took tonight they finally learned to tighten the strap on the gag the campaign killer queen is now wearing.
terrance jones November 09, 2011 at 04:39 AM
Ray, Josh would you like a burger or a hot dog ? They might have a few left . Ray, it will help with the swelling around you black eyes . You did get beaaaaaaaat bad ! Good night .T out.
path November 09, 2011 at 12:04 PM
The people of GT are messed up, now we still have to checks and balances, Democrats will do whatever is in their best interests. People better wake the hell up.
path November 09, 2011 at 12:16 PM
The same reterick, Dem council will still run the TWP as they want, Part time Mayor is a puppet for council ( comcast lobbyist first and formost ( double dipper )). 3 minute limit to address council, if council do not care for residents comments they clear the council room. But Ray the repubs need real candidates to win, people with wheybose to fight for the people and to lower taxes.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 09, 2011 at 01:40 PM
Actually, I watched a preview of GT residents going to the polls to vote on Sunday night, it was called "The Walking Dead."
Michelle Wolfson November 09, 2011 at 01:44 PM
See? This is what I am talking about? Why gloat like little children? The Democrats won. Why not behave in a prideful, professional manner instead of like a 2 year old? Stop making the party look bad. Just because we won, doesn't give you carte blanche to act like fools. It makes you look as silly as The Republicans who are crying foul over the location of polling places this morning.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 09, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Well, once Council gets past the logistics of the "Toys for Tots" campaign maybe they can settle down to the real business of running the township and get the new colorful Single Stream Recycling cans out to all the grateful residents of Gloucester Township. Have they decided whether to spend some extra money on have the mayor's smiling face added to the new cans under the ribbon to remind us all of who's really getting everything done in GT? Hopefully we can put all the hubbub about 'Pay-to-Play' to bed and keep doing business in Gloucester Township the old fashioned way - you know, like how it's done in Chicago.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 09, 2011 at 01:48 PM
So, I'm curious, is Mayer going to have a press conference and tell all of us who might have differing opinions about how to conduct business in GT, "I won" a.k.a., Barack Obama?
Paul J. DiBartolo November 09, 2011 at 01:59 PM
How about that, Michelle? When will we rid ourselves of all the professional politicians and actually get the real people of the township to run the township? Unfortunately, it's all accomplished by money and who can extract the most from those willing to "Play". Money...if you don't have it don't bother coming around because you can never get elected. I'm sure this is what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they organized the colonies under the Constitution, instead we have c career politicians starting from Rob Andrews, who lied when he promised not to run for the House of Reps again when he made his bid for the Senate and then took the nomination from his placeholder wife and ran again anyway, all the way down through our county and township politicians. How many terms do these people need on Council? Are there no other qualified people in GT that could do the job? It can't be stressed enough, 'follow the money.'
John Reynolds November 09, 2011 at 04:21 PM
The democratic process at its finest. Less than 20% of the residents bother to vote, out of the <20%, 58% vote for the incumbent "Reform Team", 37% vote for their party rivals, and 5% vote for the independent candidate. People voted along party lines. Excluding patronage, party hacks, and others that financially benefit from having a particular party in power ( does this leave anybody ?), why did people vote along party lines in column 1 ? 1) The candidates had better haircuts 2) If the candidates are in column 1, they must be better 3) The candidates belong to the party of JFK and FDR, so they must be for the little guy and not for fat cats 4) They received more campaign flyers from them and believed what they read 5) They have no idea Has any government in history ever run efficiently, serving the best interests of the public, that had the same dominate party in power year after year, without checks and balances, one thief watching the other ?
path November 10, 2011 at 01:07 AM
Gloat? I think wrong word, you gloat when you win. Pride? professional ? go to a council meeting and see what really goes on. It's not about party! We need people in council who will make a difference, the encumbents had their chance, 15 yrs for Bianchini and 10 for Mercado, what good do you see happening in the twp? Are the property taxes your paying priced per your real actual FMV? I don't think so! David Mayor ( part timer 53k yr) plus comcast lobbist wants model our twp after cherry hill, what is so great about cherry hill, I grew up there. WE NEED REAL PEOPLE ON COUNCIL THAT WILL WORK FOR THE PEOPLE. TERM LIMITATIONS NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED
N/A November 10, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Paul you say Andrews lied can you show me the quote he made saying he would never run for congress again? I understand your attack ways and he is up for election next year so you want to start the attacks now but seriously there are so many issues in the world if the best you can do is attach Andrews because you believe he should not run again, then I will assure you your really saying he does a wonderful job and should be re-elected. Now on another note, I understand you have “sour grapes” because you followed Crystal Evans and she again failed to get a candidate to even come close to winning an election. Remember Paul all she wants is headlines and a way to pad her pension and line her pockets. That said did anyone see the Quotes from Republican Chairman Polidoro? He claims the voting booths were fixed all over New Jersey. Well I tend to agree with him they were fixed and calibrated prior to the elections and then a whole slew of republicans went out to vote against Governor Christie and his republican candidates. It was comments like he made about a fixed election that made his own Republican voters vote Democrat. People are tired of the Republican stick, your party lost its over stop blaming people and start running good candidates then maybe you won’t have to pretend the election was fixed. Those types of allegations make your governor look even weaker than these election results did.
N/A November 10, 2011 at 02:42 AM
John you forgot the 3 most important reasons: 1) The voters are tired of the blowhard Chris Christie stealing from the taxpayers to pad his wallet with lucrative casino and race tracks for his friends funded by tax dollars. 2) The voters are tired of Crystal Evans and her denouncing Democrats in exchange for an $85,000 a year tax payer funded job given to her by Governor Christie to be his DMV publicist. 3) The people are tired of Republicans refusing to run qualified Candidates like they have since Ray Polidoro took over the party (led by Crone and, Berry, Ray Polidoro, has lost every election in every race including fire districts, school boards, Mayor and council, Senate and Assembly races in GT). DiCicco lost GT by 1500 votes he won the election because of the WT vote; Lawrence lost an 1100 vote lead to Polidoro’s incompetence in GT. When previous Chairman Mellace left and Polidoro took control of the Gloucester Township Republican Municipal Committee, he was left with control of the Black Horse Pike School district both majority vote and presidency, The GT Elementary school district also both majority vote and presidency, control of 4 of the 6 fire districts, the Mayor of GT as well as 2 council seats. Polidoro lost every election and position since. Mellace kicked Crone out of the Republican Party because of the deception he caused years ago. Is there any wonder why now that Polidoro follows Berry and Crone they have failed in every election since.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 10, 2011 at 03:14 AM
N/A (not applicable), be careful because you are seriously getting to a bad place where you actually believe what you write. I don't know nor did I back Crystal Evans but that really doesn't matter to you, does it? Talk about attacks, you lead the pack. Anyway, here you go: "In 2008, Andrews launched a failed primary bid to unseat U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). During that campaign, he vowed not to run for re-election of his House seat. After losing the primary to Senator Lautenberg, local democrats called for him to run for his congressional seat and he continues to represent New Jersey's 1st congressional district" (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2712561/congressman_rob_andrews_challenged.html). Incidentally, I remember at the time that after Andrews went after the Senate nomination and stated he would not run for his House seat if he lost the Senate bid, his wife subsequently went after and won the Democratic nomination for his House seat. Once he lost the Senate nomination to Lautenberg it turned out his wife was just a place holder for the House seat nomination and she stepped aside so he could run again against his word. Just DUH fax, ma'am. (P.S. get a spell checker:-)
N/A November 10, 2011 at 04:32 AM
Paul, Thank you for proving you’re nothing short of a liar. I gave you the opportunity to back up your statements with facts to which you responded "I remember" said Paul J. DiBartolo. I’d hardly call that a fact especially since your memory is not accurate or factual. Then you posted some link to a republican website which further showed your position as nothing short of misleading since the link you provided supposedly quoted other websites that turned out to not exist and that was stated in your linked story. See Paul next time you want to say "I Remember" make sure you remember the truth. Again as I said no one has to look further then people like you as the reason the republicans lost every election yesterday. People are sick and tired of people like you Crystal Evans and Governor Chris Christie bullying and misleading people. I proved that to you with the election results. That is something else you can remember. Just for the record whether you "Know" Crystal Evans or not really does not matter to me. Facts are facts and Fact 1, you’re not telling the truth, fact 2 when you were given the opportunity to prove your statements just like the republican candidates in this year’s elections, you failed miserably!
N/A November 10, 2011 at 04:43 AM
Paul do you know what irony is: Paul telling others to get spell check when it seems your own failed you as bad as your Republican candidates did in their elections.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 10, 2011 at 01:27 PM
Hey, Not Applicable (N/A), nice try. Do you understand the meaning of: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2712561/congressman_rob_andrews_challenged.html Do you understand the use of quotation marks before the link? Plug that link into your browser and see where it takes you. That's one of many links that would come back if you Google'd Andrew's tactics in his bid for the Democratic Senate bid. The fact that you called me a liar, which I will refrain from doing to you, proves that rather than look at the facts you are content to live in your own little dream world where the facts are meaningless. Yes, I remember what took place at the time and my memory of the situation is backed up by searching for news articles on what occurred. If you can't remember it that just proves it was not an issue for you that Andrews thought he could secure the nomination for the Senate from his fellow Dems and was so cocksure of himself that he went out on a limb in an attempt to prove he was not trying to further entrench himself in the political world by stating that if he lost the nomination he would not seek his House seat again. He was repudiated in favor of Lautenberg and then did what he promised not to do - run for the House. Remember, Andrews has never really held a job in the private sector, he's a career politician.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 02:16 AM
Even now they feel as though they are unstoppable. They are so confident that nothing will happen. I'm grateful for people like Councilwoman Evans who took a stand. She is well respected. Think about her numbers back in 2007. Republicans and Democrats voted for her and even then she gained more votes than the president of council Bianchini then and now. She is their fear, that is why they continue attacking her on these sites. She stood up for the people and showed them that she is not afraid of the political machine. I can guarantee that after I write this Post, expect Councilman Hutchison to hide under his special names and attack, it's what he was programmed to do. He is a puppet and they know nothing but hate, bully and go negative. Why not stand up and do the right thing Hutchison or are you too entrenched into a political system that has captured the attention of people who are fed up with this one party rule.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 02:22 AM
Knowledge is Power - If you don't Challenge a broken system, it will never change. Watch and see what they've been doing to the opposition and it's been blantant and with no regard. http://www.blackboxvoting.org/video.html#protect-the-count-1
Robert November 12, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Tammany Hall, Political Bosses alive and well in New Jersey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV4M12w6tY4&feature=player_embedded
Robert November 12, 2011 at 02:26 AM
A one order system designed to win and never fail. They control the election board, they control you the people. Your votes don't count to them.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 02:43 AM
The only votes that count are the votes that allow them to win. Don't let them steal your elections anymore. Notice how they don't win by much and look what extreme they go to just to win. are collecting campaign donations from Alfano, a man who is being investigated by the FBI and who resides in Gloucester Township. The one movie that Never Made it to South Jersey. The is one movie Norcross does NOT want the public to see. A nasty CULTURE OF CORRUPT BOSSES AND PUPPETS THAT PLAY BASHING BULLIES ON WEBSITES AND HIDE BEHIND FALSE MULIPLE NAMES I.E. N/A, YMBDFA, Terrence Jones, Julia Donahue and who knows what's next. The embarrassing thing is when the IP comes back with the person behind these names. I'm Robert Dunn. Who are you N/A, YMBDFA, Mr. Jones, Ms. Donahue. The movie Norcross is scared for you to see. Check out the Trailer. He's in the trailer standing with his arms folded with EXTREME concerns next to Wayne Bryant. Even Norcross knows he has made MANY enemies that are not going to stop until he is COMPLETELY finished. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6ZP0DM1po This movie showed in North Jersey and it didn't stay long. It was excellent and if you can even find it, watch it. For some reason, you can't find it. It was suppose to show up on HBO but never did. Norcross Does Not want you to see this movie. Check out the book, it too was excellent. It will show you how they play the game.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 03:00 AM
Councilwoman Crystal Evans Beat them four years ago and they can't get over it. Councilwoman Crystal Evans is NOT a Norcross Puppet. Councilwoman Evans endured alot of bullying from them and people saw this and they're not very happy, this may be why the Democrats in Gloucester Township knew they had to spend at least a quarter of a million dollars and a whole lot of hanky panky on those machines and ballots to win this slim election that has now become a major investigation to the township and county. Thank you Councilwoman Evans for standing up to these Political Bullies. Thank you GTGOP and thank you to the Independent who ran against these dirty Democrats in Gloucester Township. You are motivating the people to demand a challenge for change.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 03:10 AM
Image what the real numbers looked like for the Republicans and Independent before the Dirty Dems engaged in trashing ballots, rolling back numbers on the machine, playing hanky panky, spreading vicious blantant lies, character assisinating and creating negative havoc all out of desperation to win and please King George. The Democrats inthis township appear to be cowards. Fortunately the GOP, Josh Berry, Tom Crone, Darren Gladden and Councilwoman Evans all came together to take down this corruption. No wonder the national news stations want to talk to them. Keep it up guys. Your doing a great job. This will soon be over and all those that are Last will be made First. Thats in the bible. You will rise and shine and all those haters will be bow down to you.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 03:13 AM
I wouldn’t consider this a landslide by no means. This is where the Pettiness minds kick in. 1st - The Democratic Party spent almost a Quarter of a Million Dollars for a Local Race, only to fraudulently win by a small margin. 2nd – There was an enormous amount of voter irregularities that have been reported by several residents about machines not counting the votes correctly. A couple machines were shut down. If you voted for the Republican party candidate, it automatically went to the Democratic Party Candidate. It’s insane, it’s crazy how this system operates. You figure this has been controlled under a one rule order of Government. The Superintendent of Elections is a Democrat appointed by the McGreevy Administration and she has been on there for several years and still counting.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 03:17 AM
The Assistant Superintendent of elections has a position that is appointed by the Governor, BUT it must be approved by Senatorial Courtesy. Those Senators are Camden County Senators, Madden, Beach and Norcross so forget it. There is no way they will approve an appointment for a Republican or someone they can not control. This position is still vacant. The only Superintendent position is Phyllis Pearl who is a Norcross puppet and in control of the board of elections for the county. Imagine a Democratic Superintendant overseeing the county elections and by the time numbers and machines reach the state, they have been altered. No one challenges them and they get away with it. This is why they keep winning. Cook the books, play with the machines, trash their opponents and get the public to believe their facade and game and keep the people drawn into their negative lies. Unfortunately this CULTURE and Behavior is what has kept them in power. No Challenge/No Change. A quarter of a million dollars for 5,100 votes in a township of 70,000. That is an embarrassment and using contractors they hired and got campaign contributions from is an even bigger embarrassment. The irony is they have no shame, no guilt no sense of wrongdoing. In their mind, they are invinsible and far from being caught. They have had years of this and no one has challenged them until now. If they feel threatened by certain people, they attack them. They fear the truth will uncover their dirty deeds.
Robert November 12, 2011 at 03:19 AM
Keep educating the people, report their wrong doing to the proper authorities, eventually wrong is made right and what is up must fall down. They have no idea who they have wronged, but they have only made it worse for themselves. Keep up the good work, we know your goals and you will succeed.

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