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Maruca Defeats GOP Primary Challenger Lamb

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Justin Lamb and Maria Maruca (Campaign Photos)
Justin Lamb and Maria Maruca (Campaign Photos)

Maria Maruca will vie for another term on the Toms River Township council after winning a hard-fought Republican primary battle with political newcomer Justin Lamb.

Lamb garnered 35 percent of the vote – impressive for a candidate who did not have party support – but 59 percent of GOP voters chose Maruca, the incumbent. Maruca won by about 400 votes – she received 920 compared to Lamb’s 550.

Maruca will face Anthony L. Colucci, a Democrat, in the general election, Colucci was unopposed in his bid to represent his party in November.

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