Election officials: Republican Mo Hill wins Toms River mayoral race

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Toms River has a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Republican Mo Hill narrowly defeated Democrat Jonathan Petro.

Hill won with 50.47% of the vote to Petro’s 49.27%, according to the Ocean County Board of Elections.

Hill will replace current Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher, who is retiring at the end of the year. 

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Hill said that his political experience made him the best man for the job.

“I've got the experience and ability to lead this town forward in a positive direction,” he said Tuesday prior to the election results coming in.

Hill has served on the Toms River Town Council for over 15 years.

 

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