By AUBRIE GEORGE
Two new members will join Moorestown Township Council, making it an all-Republican governing body.
Republican candidates Chris Chiacchio and Stacey Jordan beat Democrat Brian Sattinger in last Tuesday’s general election, winning two, four-year terms on the township’s five-member Council.
According to unofficial results released by the county, Jordan received 4,509 votes, Chiacchio had 4,347 and Sattinger received 3,467 votes last week.
Chiacchio said he was looking forward to serving the people of Moorestown.
“I’m excited to be taking on this challenge,” Chiacchio said. “I’m grateful to the people of Moorestown for giving me the opportunity to serve them.”
Chiacchio said his two major priorities once sworn into his post would be taxes and town hall.
“Stabilizing taxes is a top priority, and bringing in ratable businesses,” he said.
He said he agreed with keeping town hall where it is, but would want to know more information about all of the sites being looked at.
“I want to explore all the options,” Chiacchio said. “But I think, at this point, we just need a simple solution, whatever that may be.
“We’ll look at what’s on the table and clearly do whatever is in the best interest of the town and the most cost-effective.”
Sattinger offered his congratulations to his opponents on their win.
“I’d like to thank all of the people who did support me. I had a great time campaigning across town,” he said.
Mayor Dan Roccato, whose term is expiring this year, announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election. Councilman Seth Broder, Council’s only Democrat, dropped out of the race early on citing a desire to grow his law practice and spend more time with his family.
Chiacchio and Jordan will join Deputy Mayor John Button, Greg Gallo and Mike Testa on Council.
The two new members will be sworn into their Council posts during the township’s January reorganization meeting.