The two-man race for a spot on the November General Election ballot to fill a seat on the Washington Township Committee has a winner Tuesday night, and Primary voters said Matt Murello was most deserving.
Murello received 593 votes, besting opponent Ron Edwards, who tallied 194 votes.
The 42-year-old Cub Scout leader has lived in Washington Township for a decade and works as an engineering consultant. This is his first foray into public office.
No Democrats received enough write-in votes to be put on the November ballot, leaving Murello as the sole vote-seeker in the General Election. Murello will be looking to fill a three-year term for a vacant seat being left by current committeeman Tracy Tobin.
In other races, Washington Township voted for David Larsen over Rep. Leonard Lance by a tally of 574 to 302. This is the third Primary Election the two Republicans have opposed each other, with Lance winning each time.
Morris County Freeholder Hank Lyon received 695 votes running unopposed. He’ll face Rockaway Township Democrat Matthew Davis in November.
The General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014.