Hinds, Liu win Holmdel primary

HOLMDEL – Eric Hinds and Chiung-Yin Liu will run unopposed two three-year seats on the Holmdel Township Committee in November after being the two highest vote-getters in the June 4

Hinds, who is Holmdel’s mayor for 2019, and Liu, who serves on the Holmdel Board of Education, outpolled Holmdel’s current Deputy Mayor Michael Nikolis and challengers Kimberly LaMountain and Nicholas Teetelli

In the contested primary, Hinds and Liu received 874 votes and 666 votes, respectively, to secure the Republican party’s nominations.

Nikolis, LaMountain and Teetelli received 657 votes, 312 votes and 60 votes, respectively, according to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. No Democrats filed for the primary election.

The results of the election were finalized on June 7.

“It is my great honor to accept this opportunity to serve Holmdel,” Liu said. “First, I would like to thank everyone who casted their confident vote for me to make this possible. Second, I deeply appreciate Monmouth County GOP Chair, Mr. Shaun Golden, and Holmdel GOP Chair, Marcy Mullen for believing in my dedication to service and granting me their tremendous support. I also want to thank the whole campaign team and all of the volunteers.

“Without their countless hours of hard work, I would not have been able to reach the finish line and win the Primary. I can proudly say, let’s move forward to the general election in November. Holmdel has such a wonderful community and I’m proud to call Holmdel my home. I look forward to working hard for everyone in town and collaborating with all Committeemen and all parties involved to focus on key issues that require positive, solution based leadership, and succeed. I extend my warmest congratulations to Mayor Hinds and to all the candidates that participated in our democracy. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.”