Jay Gillian also received two votes for council at-large. He was re-elected as mayor Tuesday night.
Ping received a vote-by-mail write-in vote for city council during Tuesday night’s election, according to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.
Ping announced on March 11 of this year he would not run for
re-election. Ping was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Three seats, including Ping's, were up for grabs. Keith Hartzell and Michael Allegretto won re-election, and Peter Madden was elected to council.
Other vote-by mail write-in candidates included Ken Hoerauf, Patrick Gill, Dean Adams and popular Looney Tune Elmer Fudd.
At the polls, two people wrote in Gillian for a council at-large seat. Gillian won re-election in Tuesday night’s mayoral election, according to the unofficial numbers posted on the city’s website.
The Cape May County Board of Elections will count provisional ballots later this week. Results become official once they are certified by the municipal clerk.
David S. Sullivan Sr., Keith Janto, Michaela Walsh, Joseph M. Lehman Jr., Dominic Dougherty and Paul Boardman also received write-in votes.
Joseph Ney and Bruckner Chase were among the write-ins for mayor. Superheroes Batman and Robin, alleged residents of Gotham City, were also favorites among the independent-minded voters of Ocean City.