Barnegat Leader

Bille Edges Houle for Fourth Committee Term

By Eric Englund | Nov 15, 2019

Barnegat — Last week, Republican incumbent Albert Bille staved off a challenge by Democrat Peg Houle to win a fourth three-year term on the Barnegat Township Commitee. Bille received 2,889 votes, while Houle collected 2,229.

“I’m glad the people in Barnegat still have confidence in me to keep doing what we’ve accomplished,” said Bille. “It is an honor and privilege to serve all of Barnegat from the youth sports programs to the adults. We’re looking for the opening of our new public works building this month and groundbreaking of our new police headquarters and township hall in the spring. Barnegat is moving forward, and I thank the voters for letting me be a part of that exciting time in our history.”

Houle, who is current Democratic municipal chairwoman, said she felt encouraged to run by noting how Democrats Paul Whitcraft and Dan Ward made inroads even though they lost the last two elections.

“They still put up a strong showing, and I was hoping we’d come through this time. In doing my own canvassing around town, I have met a lot of good people who definitely want change. My sincere thanks go to the people of Barnegat and surrounding areas who made my campaign for Barnegat Township Committee an experience that brought us all a little closer together. I was honored to have met so many of you personally and cherish the support you gave me. I will continue to share your concerns and issues with our township committee and strive to work together with them toward solutions for all.” E.E.

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