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Hutson wins GOP backing at Mass Meeting

Incumbent supervisor Chris Hutson received the nomination Thursday night as the Republican candidate for the Gloucester Point district seat on the county’s board of supervisors.

He was challenged by former supervisor Teresa Altemus, and Gloucester Point voters turned out by the hundreds to the GOP Mass Meeting that was held at Achilles Elementary School, where the nominees for local offices were chosen.

So far, Hutson is unopposed for the Nov. 3 general election; however, independent candidates have until June 9 to file. Altemus indicated she would not run as an independent candidate.

According to John Walsh, chair of the Gloucester County Republican Committee, 239 people met the criteria to participate in the mass meeting, and there were 194 people there that were registered to vote in the Gloucester Point magisterial district.

Both Hutson and Altemus took time before and after the official vote was taken to address the audience, and it became clear by the loud applause in t...

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