WITHERSPOON DECLARES VICTORY IN DISTRICT 3 FREEHOLDER RACE
(MAYS LANDING) Atlantic County Freeholder-elect Thelma Witherspoon released the following statement:
“Now that all the votes have been counted, it appears that our campaign has been successful. I am thankful for the support of more than 15,000 voters in Egg Harbor Township and Hamilton Township along with the efforts of more volunteers than I can name as well as family and friends who provided invaluable support.
“I extend my appreciation to Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Andrew Parker for his strong campaign and look forward to working with him on a bi-partisan basis where possible.
“Obviously, the problems with the Statewide Voter Registration System created a difficult situation that resulted in a regrettable while understandable set of errors by the County Clerk’s Office where some voters in Hamilton Township that are in the District did not have the opportunity to vote while others outside the District did. Considering that I did win in the Hamilton Township portion of the District by more than 1,100 votes, it is also obvious that these errors did not help me but instead cost me support. While I understand the current partisan push for a special election, the public interest would be better served if we moved forward.”