The politics in Galloway Township, New Jersey has been very contentious for the past two years.

The current 2021 election cycle is no exception, as the pornographic defacing of Galloway Republican signs has now taken place.

Galloway Township Republican Campaign Signs defaced - Harry Hurley photo
Galloway Township Republican Campaign Signs defaced - Harry Hurley photo

Similar pornographic graffiti has been placed on Atlantic County Commissioner Frank Balles and Atlantic County Clerk candidate, Joe Giralo has also taken place in Galloway Township.

We are not publishing a photo of this defaced campaign sign because we deem it to be too graphic in nature.

Undeterred, supporters have promptly worked to remove the disgusting graffiti from the campaign signs.

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Make no mistake about it, the competition between Republicans and Democrats has been fierce over the past 30 years.

Harry Hurley photo
Harry Hurley photo

Democrats led by former Mayor Meg Worthington had a good run decades ago.

More recently, Republicans led by former Mayors Tom Bassford, Don Purdy, and Tony Coppola had a great run that was only thwarted when Republican Councilman Robert Maldonado voted with the 3 Democrats on Township Council to give Democrats total power in Galloway Township, following the 2019 General Election.

Former Mayor Tony Coppola was hugely popular and had led a Republican sweep of all three Council seats in the 2019 General Election.

The current 2021 General Election features 4 Republicans vs. 4 Democrats.

The Republican candidates are:

RJ Amato, III

Tom Bassford (former Mayor)

Clifton Sudler, Jr.

Muhammad Umar

The Democrat candidates are:

Jim Gorman (current Mayor)

Mary Crawford (current Deputy Mayor)

Ken Kachnic

Jason Babin

Maldonado (a Republican, who organizes with the Democrats) and Democrat Councilman Frank Santo are not seeking re-election this year. Their terms both end on December 31, 2021.

Control of the Galloway Township local government hangs in the balance, although most astute political observers agree that the Republicans may sweep all four seats, or, win 3 out of 4.

The expectation is that Republicans will regain the majority following November 2, 2021, General Election and take control on January 1, 2022.

There is much more enthusiasm for the Republicans in Galloway Township, especially following Maldonado’s “secret election” - a political coup that he pulled off two years ago.

Early voting begins on Saturday, October 23, 2021, with General Election Day on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

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