RESULTS: Salem County GOP holds strong, maintains county control

SALEM, N.J. – New Jersey’s least populous county is still in Republican hands after Tuesday night.

Republican Dale Cross, a former freeholder, had defeated Democrat Beth Timberman by 654 votes when the dust settled in a three-way county clerk contest that included an independent entry: former Penns Grove Mayor Ken James. 

Elsewhere on the ballot, incumbents Scott Griscom (R) and Lee Ware (D) both held onto their respective freeholder seats with 8,380 votes and 7,725 votes respectively. Republicans will maintain a 3-2 board majority.