Toms River, NJ – With 87,000 ballots counted in Toms River, the team of Lisa Contessa, Michelle Williams, and Ashley Palmieri are leading one of the ugliest and dirtiest school board races of all time. In a race that was more about personal attacks and character assassinations by most, the “1,2,3” team is leading with a 2 out of 3 majority.
Democrat Michelle Williams is the second-highest vote-getter with 10,712 votes. Contessa leads the race with 13,040 votes and Palmieri has 10,712. Ken Londregan, trails closely in 4th place with 10,483 votes.
Christopher Rainman, an agent of Ocean County’s “Boss Hogg” is in the basement, trailing the pack of nine candidates with just 8,001 votes. His running mates Rob Onofrietti and Bridget Maillard are also at the bottom of the pack, with just under 10% of the total vote.