UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Embattled incumbent Bob Menendez (D), who faced months of attacks on his ethics from challenger and former pharmaceutical company CEO Bob Hugin, will return to the U.S. Senate for his third term. Menendez won Union County by a 65% to 33% majority on Election Night

U.S. Senate

  1. Bob Menendez (D) 64.78% 95,822 votes
  2. Bob Hugin (R) 32.50% 48,076 votes

In the 12th Congressional District, incumbent Bonnie Watson Coleman trounced little known opponent Daryl Kipnis (R) by a 76% to 24% margin in Union County.

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House of Representatives - 12th District

  1. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) 76.17% 17,337 votes
  2. Daryl Kipnis (R) 23.81% 5,419 votes

In the 7th Congressional District, Democrat Tom Malinowski defeated incumbent Leonard Lance (R) by a 55% to 44% margin in Union County.

House of Representatives - 7th District

  1. Tom Malinowski (D) 55.01% 32,165 votes
  2. Leonard Lance (R) 43.64% 25,518 votes

Linda Carter won election to complete the unexpired term of the late Jerry Green.

General Assembly - 22nd District (unexpired term)

  1. Linda Carter (D) 71.94% 34,316 votes
  2. John QuattrocchiI (R) 28.05% 13,380 votes

Al Mirabella of Fanwood led all vote-getters in the election for the Union County Freeholders with 23% of the vote. Joe Sarno of Scotch Plains finished fifth with under 11% of the vote.

Union County Freeholders

  1. Al Mirabella (D - Fanwood) 23.03% 92,743 votes
  2. Andrea Staten (D) 22.63% 91,113 votes
  3. Kimberly Mouded (D) 22.34% 89,962 votes
  4. Patricia Quattracocchi (R) 10.64% 42,823 votes
  5. Joseph R. Sarno (R - Scotch Plains) 10.65% 42,877 votes
  6. Peter G. Kane (R) 10.69% 43,059 votes

Incumbents Karen Kulikowski, Deb Brody and Tonya Williams will return to the Board of Ed. In the most puzzling result of the evening, Sean Keagan Foley, who dropped out of the race weeks ago, still received 2,215 votes, edging Alfonse Akins, the only challenger remaining in the field on Election Day.

Scotch Plains Board of Education

  1. Karen Kulikowski 23.96% 3,078 votes
  2. Debora J. Brody 21.48% 2,760 votes
  3. Tonya Williams 20.03% 2,574 votes
  4. Sean Keagan Foley 17.24% 2,215 votes*
  5. Alfonse G. Akins 17.12% 2,200 votes

Like it was across the country, voter turnout was high in all districts in both Fanwood and Scotch Plains. All but Scotch Plains District 21 reported greater than 50% voter participation.

Fanwood Voter Turnout (District, turnout, registered voters, %)

  1. Fanwood District 1 476 828  57.49%
  2. Fanwood District 2 328 548  59.85%
  3. Fanwood District 3 590 979  60.27%
  4. Fanwood District 4 477 786  60.69%
  5. Fanwood District 5 514 847  60.68%
  6. Fanwood District 6 529 894  59.17%
  7. Fanwood District 7 510 851  59.93%

Scotch Plains Voter Turnout (District, turnout, registered voters, %)

  1. Scotch Plains District 1 496 980  50.61%
  2. Scotch Plains District 2 436 819  53.24%
  3. Scotch Plains District 3 403 801  50.31%
  4. Scotch Plains District 4 448 768  58.33%
  5. Scotch Plains District 5 463 729  63.51%
  6. Scotch Plains District 6 325 540  60.19%
  7. Scotch Plains District 7 635 1,096 57.94%
  8. Scotch Plains District 8 411 812  50.62%
  9. Scotch Plains District 9 465 782  59.46%
  10. Scotch Plains District 10 404 702  57.55%
  11. Scotch Plains District 11 393 673  58.40%
  12. Scotch Plains District 12 433 735  58.91%
  13. Scotch Plains District 13 391 700  55.86%
  14. Scotch Plains District 14 367 615  59.67%
  15. Scotch Plains District 15 482 823  58.57%
  16. Scotch Plains District 16 501 998  50.20%
  17. Scotch Plains District 17 428 833  51.38%
  18. Scotch Plains District 18 384 714  53.78%
  19. Scotch Plains District 19 468 815  57.42%
  20. Scotch Plains District 20 582 1,128 51.60%
  21. Scotch Plains District 21 435 909  47.85%
  22. Scotch Plains District 22 306 488  62.70%
  23. Scotch Plains District 23 336 627  53.59%

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