Vito Perillo on Tuesday defeated Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning in the nonpartisan municipal race.
Perillo tells the Asbury Park Press he wore out two pairs of shoes campaigning door-to-door.
The U.S. Navy veteran decided to run following a pair of whistleblower lawsuits involving the police department that cost the borough a reported $1.1 million in settlements. Turning was the borough police chief from 2004 to 2011 and was also the borough administrator from 2010 to 2014.
Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com
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