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UPDATE: Mail-In Ballots Counted, Joshi Declared Winner of Third Board of Education Seat

November 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - All the mail-in votes have been counted for Bridgewater, and board of education candidate Ashish Joshi has been declared the winner of the third open seat.

Incumbents Jacqueline Barlow and Melanie Thiesse easily sailed to victory in the elections with a final tally of 7,833 votes and 7,947 votes, respectively, once all ballots had been counted as of Tuesday ...

BOE Final Election Results Not Expected Until Tuesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As the county continues to tabulate mail-in ballots, the final results of the board of education elections are not expected until Tuesday, according to Bridgewater Township.

Incumbents Jacqueline Barlow and Melanie Thiesse were running alongside newcomers Stephanie Black and Ashish Joshi for three seats on the board of education. Once the unofficial results, minus the mail-in ...

Incumbents Win BOE Seats, Final Seat Still too Close to Call Without Mail-In Ballots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Incumbents Jacqueline Barlow and Melanie Thiesse won two of the three open spots on the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board Education, representing Bridgewater, in Tuesday's elections, according to unofficial results, but the third seat may still be up for grabs.

Newcomers Stephanie Black and Ashish Joshi were separated by only 4 votes, according to the unofficial results ...

The Two New Raritan Borough Council Members Are …

RARITAN, NJ - Zachary Bray and Joyce Melitsky won the two open seats on the Raritan Borough Council in Tuesday's elections, according to unofficial results.

Republican incumbent Bray earned 1,248 votes, while Melitsky earned 1,180 votes

Democratic challenger James Foohey earned 1,083 votes, while his running mate, Justice Ifan, earned 1,027 votes.

Both will start their new terms at ...

Election Guide 2018

BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN, NJ — Elections are Nov. 6, and both Raritan Borough and the board of education have contested elections.

This is your home for all election information, and your link to find out where to vote, who is running and what the candidates think about the issues.

In Raritan, there are four candidates running for two open spots on the township council. Republican ...

Where to Vote in Bridgewater and Raritan

BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN, NJ - Wondering where to vote during the Nov. 6 elections?


Districts 1, 2 — Bradley Gardens Fire House, Old York Road 
Districts 3, 14, 27 — Adamsville Primary, Union Avenue 
Districts 4, 11 — Bridgewater Municipal Court Meeting Room 102, Commons Way 
Districts 5, 33, 34, 35 — Somerset County 4-H Center, ...

Elections Beyond Our Borders

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - With races in Raritan municipal government, and a race for board of education seats, there are also a few other county and state-wide elections coming up Nov. 6.

At the state level, Republican incumbent Rep. Leonard Lance is running for another term representing the seventh district in Congress. Challenging him is Democrat Tom Malinowski.

At the county level, Somerset ...

Stephanie Black

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With a background in finance and experience as director of audit and accountability in the school district of Philadelphia, Bridgewater resident Stephanie Black is hoping to bring her knowledge and expertise to the board of education in a school district that she felt offered the services she needed to put her own child’s education first.

“In serving on the ...

Ashish Joshi

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although a relatively new Bridgewater resident, having moved here two years ago, Ashish Joshi is hoping to bring an extensive background on the Borough of Little Ferry board of education to the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, running for one of the open seats on the board.

“I come from a family of teachers, as my grandfather and my father were both high ...

Melanie Thiesse

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As the only educator currently on the board of education, Melanie Thiesse said she believes that allows her to provide an important perspective to the current issues – and she is hoping to bring that to the district for another three years.

“My experience as the only educator on the board provides an important perspective essential to proper oversight of ...


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