[Updated to include all provisional ballot counts] In a heavily contested election in Hopewell Township, incumbents John Hart and Todd Brant… 

are facing a challenge from Democrats Kristin McLaughlin and Michael Ruger. With 12 of 12 districts reporting, MercerMe is reporting a possible split result, with John Hart leading the vote count, and newcomer McLaughlin edging out Republican Brant.

FINAL:  The totals including vote by mail ballots were:

  • McLaughlin 4,880
  • Hart 4,812
  • Ruger 4,639
  • Brant 4,519

The results would continue a split Republican/Democratic committee, with the Democrats picking up a seat and now holding a 4 – 1 majority.

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