Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th Dist.) won a third term on Tuesday, besting former Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Paul DeGroot with almost 58 percent of the vote.
Early Wednesday, the Associated Press reported 146,608 votes for Sherrill and 104,745 votes, or 41 percent, for the Republican challenger.
“We’ve still got our democracy, and we can still make a difference,” Sherrill, a former federal prosecutor and Navy helicopter pilot, told supporters in her victory speech.
In District 7, Republican Thomas Kean Jr. defeated Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski with 52 percent of the vote.
In other Morris County races, Sheriff James Gannon, a Republican, won a third term without opposition.
And Republicans retained their grip on the county commission. Christine Myers and incumbents Tom Mastrangelo and Doug Cabana placed more than 20,000 votes between themselves and Democrats Judith Hernandez, Thomas T.C. McCourt and Baramdai “Alicia” Sharma.
Morris County’s voter turnout was almost 46 percent.
Mail ballots postmarked on Election Day may arrive by Nov. 14, according to Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi. She has until Nov. 21, 2022, to certify results in local and county races.