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After the Polls Close: Commentary from Democrats & Winning Republicans for Bernards Twp. Committee

November 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - In early January 2018, two Republicans who claimed the most votes in this November's election will be sworn onto the Bernards Township Committee, maintaining the all-Republican status of the township's governing body. This year, however, two Democrats ran a close race, and the Republican victors commended their opponents in an earlier article (click here) on ...

Republican Victors Commend 'Tough' Democratic Opponents As All Candidates Comment After Tight Township Committee Race

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's no surprise that the Republican candidates - longtime incumbent John Carpenter, a former mayor, and Jim Baldassare, who has deep roots in the community - won election to the all-Republican Township Committee last week. But this time, it wasn't a shoo-in.

Unofficial vote totals on Nov. 7 were 4,426 for Baldassare and 4,208 for Carpenter. Their opponents ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Major Upset: Somerville Council President Steve Peter Beats County Clerk Bret Radi

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Democrat Steve Peter, president of the Borough Council, upset incumbent Republican County Clerk Bret Radi by a narrow 128-vote margin in Tuesday’s election for a 5-year term.

Radi has worked in the Somerset County Clerk’s Office since 1993.

The final vote tally: Peter, 43,511; Radi, 43,383.

Tapinto Somerville erroneously reported that Peter had been ...

GOP wins Bernards Township Committee seats in tight vote

 

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Republicans narrowly fought off a spirited Democratic challenge Tuesday to capture the two three-year seats up for grabs on the five-member Bernards Township Committee. The four candidates were separated by a span of just more than 100 votes.

Republicans James Baldassare Jr. and incumbent John Carpenter defeated Democratic candidates Sally ...

Mail in Votes Show A Tight Race for Two Committee Seats

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Results of early voting show a tight race for the two Bernards Township Committee seats.

Mail-in ballot results posted on the county clerk's website show Democrats Sarah "Sally" Booth with 355 and running mate Joan Harris with 349, slightly more than Republicans James Baldassare (332) and Deputy Mayor John Carpenter (308).

 

The ...

Q & A: Bernards Twp. Committee Candidate: John Carpenter

Editor's Note: TAPinto Basking Ridge asked each of the four candidates for Bernards Township Committee to answer the following questions. The following responses are from John Carpenter, one of two Republicans seeking election. Responses from each of the four candidates competing for two three-year committee seats will be posted over the next few days. 

1) How ...

Q&A: Bernards Twp. Committee Candidate Sally Booth

Editor's Note: TAP Into Basking Ridge asked each of the four candidates for Bernards Township Committee to answer the following questions. The following responses are from Sally Booth, one of two Democrats seeking election. Responses from each of the four candidates  competing for two three-year committee seats will be posted over the next few days.  Polls are open ...

Somerset County Clerk’s Office Extends Hours for Mail-In Ballot Voters

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Clerk’s office has added office hours to dispense applications for early voting in advance of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Voting by mail is a two-step process. A voter must first get an application, either online or at a municipal hall or the county clerk’s office. Once submitted, the ballot will be mailed ...

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