Edison: Sam Joshi easily won the Edison Democratic primary today defeating Mahesh Bhagia by a 2-1 margin. With most of the votes counted including Vote By Mail, Joshi had 5,868 votes to Bhagia's 3,145. Joshi's Council running mates Harris, Poyner and Patel also cruised to victory.
"I am so very humbled and grateful for the confidence that the Democratic voters in Edison have placed in me," stated Joshi. My running mates and I want to thank all the voters who participated in todays Primary. Whether you voted for us or not all of us as Democrats have to come together and work hard to ensure a Democratic victory in November."
Running on a positive message of creating a Municipal broadband for cheaper faster internet that will give residents more choices, reducing the Municipal tax burden and expanding Municipal services and recreation programs, Joshi won almost all the Township's 78 voting districts.
"So many of our residents who I have spoken with want a government that is efficient and cost-effective, that is transparent and represents everyone and continues to make Edison one of our State's greatest places to live, work and raise a family," said Joshi. "I was born and raised here in Edison and am so proud to call it my home."
With his victory over Bhagia, Joshi will now face Republican Keith Hahn in the November election. If successful, he will be the first South Asian Mayor in Edison's history.