HELMETTA/MILLTOWN/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Tomorrow is Election Day across the nation and polls are open in New Jersey from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 5. At the local level, Helmetta, Milltown and Spotswood voters have local elections to decide on.
Spotswood's local election is relatively quite for 2019. The only borough race to decide on is two open seats for the Spotswood Board of Education. Both candidates are incumbents and are running unopposed for a three year term. Spotswood Board of Education President William Smith Jr. and Spotswood Board of Education member William J. Loschiavio are both seeking re-election to the Spotswood Board of Education.
Helmetta voters will also cast a vote for the two open Spotswood Board of Education seats since the two boroughs share the Spotswood School District. Voters in Helmetta will also cast a vote for mayor. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is running unopposed for a second term. The Helmetta Borough Council has two seats up for grabs. Four candidates are running for the seats which carry a three year term. Current Helmetta Borough Councilmen Ronald Dzingleski and Joseph Reid are seeking re-election with the endorsement of Slavicek. Republicans Vincent Asciolla and James Misner are running against Dzingleski and Reid for the two open seats.
Milltown voters have a busy local election with the mayor, two borough candidate seats and three Milltown Board of Education seats all on the ballot. Republican Councilman Richard Revolinsky and Democratic Councilwoman Trina Jensen Mehr are running for the office of mayor. Incumbent Republican Councilwoman Doriann Kerber is seeking re-election to the Milltown Borough Council. Republican Kyle Livingstone and Democrats Anna Neubauer and Phil Zambrana Jr. are running for borough council as well.
Milltown Board of Education President Carl Schneider is seeking re-election as is Milltown Board of Education member Jennifer Gebbia-Spisso. Anthony Young and Celeste Jonas are also running for a seat on the Milltown Board of Education. Three seats are open on the Milltown Board of Education. Each seat carries a three year term.
There is one public question on the ballot. The question deals with deciding whether or not veterans living in continuing care retirement communities should be extended a tax deduction. Sample ballots for Helmetta, Milltown and Spotswood are available online at the Middlesex County website.