Toms River Election Guide

A look at the local races

Tuesday is Election Day and polls will be open through 8 p.m. for the important races.

Here's a look at the candidates and the issues voters will decide.

Click on the links below to learn more about each candidate:

Toms River School Board

  • Incumbent Gus Kakavas
  • Incumbent Jack Reuther
  • Challenger Ginny Rhine
  • Challenger Joe Torrone
  • Challenger Charlotte Ford Spillane

Toms River Council

  • Incumbent Al Manforti
  • Incumbent Jeff Carr
  • Challenger Eli Eytan
Tracy November 05, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Will the normal polling sites be open? My polling site is the Silverton Firehouse and I know they have a number of out of town fire fighters and trucks there.
JoAnn Sutaris Tilton November 05, 2012 at 04:10 PM
How about those of us who vote @ Green Island Community Club? Where do we vote?
John Weeast November 05, 2012 at 08:00 PM
This is from tomsrivertownship.com: Voting can take place in the following areas (bring a flashlight due to poor lighting conditions in parking lot areas): a. East Dover Fire House Voters (Districts 11, 12, 31 & 53) will now be voting at Toms River HS East on Raider Way b. TR Rec & Snug Harbor Pool Area Voters (District 17 & 42) will still be voting at this location (NO CHANGE) c. Silverton Fire House, Green Island Clubhouse, Silverbay Elementary School (Districts 5, 61, 29, 35, 46, 20, 55) will be voting at Silverton Elementary School on Silver Bay Road d. Ortley beach (Barrier island) voters will go to Hooper Avenue Elementary e. All other polling places remain the same.
JD November 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I find it interesting on the filing of Kakavas/Reuther just today..... BOE member Baxter gave Kakavas/Reuther $8543 from Baxter campaign fund!!! Interesting... It was given the day after the last filing date so nobody would know about it at the forum... Some things never change...
JD November 05, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Kakavas and Reuther rhetoric do not match their voting record... they claim they argued with Ritacco... lol... yea.. right!! but can't point to 1 single vote where they went against Ritacoo... they can't point to 1 document or email sent to Ritacco that they were against something... smh.... They need to go... Toms River deserves better...
Laci November 06, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Rittacos bubble burst at Toms River East Elementary school, now they have a bunch of school buses trying to block the veiw and 2 school security guards watching over it 24/7. The flier I received claimed the "Clean Slate" team were Camden Democrats. Guess that means Kakavas and Reuther are good old boys from the Ocean County and Toms River Republican club. Time for new blood from a different club.
Just another day November 06, 2012 at 01:11 AM
The last 2 Ritacco cronies remain, lets change that tomorrow Kakavas and Reuther MUST GOOOOOOOOO BYE BYE
Just another day November 06, 2012 at 01:13 AM
So happy to see that Ritacco eyesore blow away.
JD November 06, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Don't forget Jubert of South Toms River.. then.. next year... Baxter, Gearity of Beachwood.
MJR November 06, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Don't read into genius, most of the town has been disabled since last Monday. MJR
MJR November 06, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Mr. Galante, you committed a major NJ ELEC Law infraction today. Prove that you paid for producing your letter and the related postage to mail the letters!
careless fills November 06, 2012 at 02:56 AM
foto of Ritacco bubble above shows security guard in background on Friday, 11/2


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »