FLEMINGTON, NJ – The two incumbent Republican Borough Councilpersons who faced Republican challenger Allan Brewer for two open seats on Council in today’s primary election overwhelmingly won their party’s nomination, according to unofficial results released by Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi.
Marc Hain was the top vote-getter with 227 votes, or 39 percent of the total. Brooke Warden followed with 213 votes, or 36.6 percent of the votes. They defeated Brewer, who received 141 votes, or 24.23 percent.
Incumbent Mayor Phil Greiner was unchallenged for the Republican nomination for mayor and Councilperson Betsy Driver was unchallenged for the Democratic mayoral nomination.
Newcomers Christopher Runion and Caitlin Giles-McCormick ran unopposed for Democratic nominations to Borough Council.
On the Hunterdon County Freeholder board, Freeholder Director Matt Holt again sought the Republican nomination for one of the two seats that will be up for election in November, joined by newcomer Susan Soloway. There were no Republican challengers. Incumbent Freeholder John King chose to not seek re-election.
Holt and Soloway will face Democratic candidates Lynne McClintock and Cullen McAuliffe in November.
There was no contest for the two seats that will be open on the Raritan Township Committee. Incumbent Deputy Mayor Karen Gilbert sought the Republican nomination along with Jeff Kuhl. In November, they’ll face Democratic challengers Dominick Puzio and Sharon Winnick. Incumbent Republican Committeeman Craig O’Brien chose to not seek re-election.