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Elections

November 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter convened the County’s Board of Canvassers to certify the winners of the November 2, 2021 General Election today. The certification completes the counting of ballots by the Board of Elections, and sets the stage for notification to the New Jersey ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli conceded defeat to Gov. Phil Murphy Friday, with a press conference at the Raritan Borough municipal building, on First Street, in the middle of Ciattarelli’s hometown. “From the time that I declared for governor in January 2020, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Late vote counts in Somerset County have reshuffled the results of the contest for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners, with incumbent Democrats Shanel Robinson, director and running mate Sara Sooy, deputy director, topping Republican challengers Michael Kirsh ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The county board of elections unanimously voted last week to accept ballots from Bridgewater Township that were found in the township’s drop box instead of the county ballot drop box on Nov. 3, after the deadline to submit ballots. A number of vote-by-mail ballots were found in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of vote-by-mail ballots were found in the township’s general drop box Wednesday morning after the box, that had been locked since September, was opened for the first time. According to deputy township administrator Wells Winegar, the township drop box, which is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lawsuit against Democratic council candidate Saad Toor and Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter regarding Toor's eligibility to run for Bridgewater council is in the process of being dismissed, as of Thursday afternoon. A hearing had initially been scheduled in Somerset County ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy’s message was simple and to the point to supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall. “Thank you, New Jersey!” Governor Murphy declared victory following many media outlets doing the same.  His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - One incumbent and two newcomers have won the three open seats on the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education, according to the unofficial county results. Incumbent Ashish Joshi and newcomers Stacey Friedlander and Jennifer Loughran have earned terms on the board of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Republican incumbents swept the Bridgewater Township Council elections, according to unofficial results from Somerset County. Republican incumbents Howard Norgalis, Allen Kurdyla and Filipe Pedroso earned 7,986, 7,938 and 7,741 votes, respectively. “The residents of ...

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RARITAN, NJ - It was a clean sweep for the Republicans in Raritan’s borough council elections Tuesday, with incumbent Joyce Melitsky and newcomers David Fritzinger and Joan Hutzler winning the three open seats, according to the unofficial results. Melitsky earned 1,132 votes, Fritzinger earned ...

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BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN, NJ — Elections are officially Nov. 2, although mail-in ballots are already available to be returned, and Bridgewater Township, Raritan Borough and the board of education have contested elections. This is your home for all election information, and your link to find out how ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Superior Court has declined to both consider a motion from Bridgewater Democratic candidate Saad Toor to dismiss a lawsuit against him regarding his eligibility to run for township council, and to respond immediately with a decision about whether he is eligible ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Republican Municipal Committee has filed a lawsuit for declaratory judgment against Bridgewater Democratic council candidate Saad Toor and Democratic County Clerk Steve Peter, according to a release from the campaign. According to the lawsuit, the Republican ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Council of Schools Association and BRTV presented a board of education candidate’s night Monday, with all seven candidates speaking to the strengths of the district and their visions for the future. Running for three open seats on the board of education are incumbent Ashish ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter said it is too late to take any action regarding a letter sent to his office by the Somerset County Republican Organization, questioning the eligibility of one of the Bridgewater Democratic candidates for council to run in this year’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Republican Organization is calling for Democratic candidate for council Saad Toor to be removed from the ballot after alleging that he does not meet the residency requirement to serve on the township council. According to a release from the Republican ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He is grateful for the honor and privilege of running for the Bridgewater Township Council alongside his running mates, and is seeking to get further involved in civic engagement beyond being just a registered voter, so now Saad Toor is hoping to resonate with the “One ...

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BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN, NJ - Unlike last year, voting will be in person this year, and there will also be early voting from Oct. 23 through Oct. 31 and mail-in voting allowed. In Bridgewater, the locations are: Districts 1, 2, 16, 31 – Bradley Gardens Fire House, Old York Road Districts 3, ...

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NEW JERSEY - With races in both Bridgewater and Raritan municipal governments, and seven candidates running for three seats on the board of education, there are also a few other county and state-wide elections coming up Nov. 2. The biggest election this year is the gubernatorial race, between ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 30-year resident of Bridgewater, he has two kids who have graduated from the district and one beginning her career at the high school – and for Richard Myers, communication is going to be very important for getting families through the coming years. “I am committed to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lifelong Somerset County resident who moved to Bridgewater with her family when she was 3, Kimberly Lucci has a strong desire to serve the community, particularly the students. That community service runs in her family, with her husband having served as both a Bridgewater ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Jennifer Loughran spent most of her education in the Bridgwater school system, and opted to stay in town to raise her children because of the quality of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District – and now she wants a chance to continue to give back to a community that has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A five-year resident and going for his second term on the board of education, Ashish Joshi moved to town for the schools. “We quickly realized that this is in fact a close knit and diverse community,” he said. “My children have met kids here who I believe will become lifelong ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Born and raised in New Jersey, Stacey Friedlander moved to Bridgewater in 2011 and has spent the last 10 years as an outspoken advocate for students – and now she wants to expand that by becoming a member of the board of education. “I have long felt invested in the success of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A first-generation Italian American and 15-year resident of Bridgewater Township, Fabiola Folino is a volunteer soccer coach and serves on a number of local township committees because she loves to teach and loves to learn. “Each season, the girls I coach teach me something ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A mother of two who immigrated from India when she was in third grade, Hiral Desai is looking for a chance to effect change with a position on the board of education. “For years, I have watched, listened and commented,” she said. “It is time for me to get involved and take ...

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RARITAN, NJ - An eight-year resident of Raritan, Justice Ifan loves the fact that people are connected to everyone and everything in town, just walking his son to school, walking to As You Like It for an after-dinner treat, attending community events or seeing friends from school. “My wife and I ...

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RARITAN, NJ - He has a professional background in engineering, and now J. John Barlas wants to put that to work to help Raritan Borough develop and progress in the right direction. “I want voters to know that I am coming from a professional background that has given me first-hand experience and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Council candidate Jim Lutz grew up in the midwest, but has loved calling Raritan home, a “wonderful town with wonderful people.” “I want to see this amazing town, and its amazing people, flourish,” he said of his decision to run for council. Born and raised in central Michigan, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - A lifelong resident of Raritan, Joan Hutzler filled a vacant seat on the borough council in 2020, and now she wants to return to give back to the community again. “During my time on council last year, I realized how much I enjoyed working with the employees of the borough and ...

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