GOP Handily Carries District 10, Freeholder Race
Holzapfel, McGuckin, Wolfe easily defeat Dems; Vicari returning to county post
District 10 and Ocean County voters overwhelmingly chose the Republican ticket when heading to the polls Tuesday.
With almost all districts reporting results as of 10:45 p.m., the GOP team of James Holzapfel, Gregory McGuckin and David Wolfe have won seats in the Legislature, while Freeholder Director Joseph Vicari cruised to victory over Democratic challenger Michelle Rosen.
Holzapfel, a Toms River resident and incumbent assemblyman, will take the two-year Senate seat long inhabited by retiring incumbent Andrew Ciesla, while Toms River councilman McGuckin and incumbent Wolfe will head to the General Assembly for two-year terms.
Holzapfel earned at least 28,538 votes to Democratic challenger Charles Tivenan's 16,042. McGuckin and Wolfe tallied 26,697 and 27,818 votes, respectively, to Democrats Bette Wary and Eli Eytan's 16,841 and 15,639, respectively.
Vicari easily fended off Rosen's challenge by capturing more than 65 percent of the vote, with 67,880 votes to Rosen's 35,961 tallies.
Legislative District 10 includes the following municipalities: Bay Head, Brick, Island Heights, Lakehurst, Lavallette, Manchester, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights and Toms River.
All results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections.