Middlesex County News

Elections 2018: Your East Brunswick Primary Ballot

c4a17013e7d16b87976a_Vote.jpg
c4a17013e7d16b87976a_Vote.jpg

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you ready for the next round?  New Jersey's primary elections will be held on Tuesday June 5.  For most residents of East Brunswick, though, there are few choices to make within party lines, as most candidates are running unopposed.  

New Jersey is a closed primary state. This means that only voters who affiliate with a political party may vote in that party's candidate selection process (i.e., the primary election). However, unaffiliated voters may declare their party affiliation up to and including the day of the primary election.  Here is the appropriate form used in New Jersey to declare party affiliation.  If you are already affiliated with a political party and wish to switch to another party, you would have had to make the change 55 days before the primary.  There is still time, however, to make a party change before the general election in November.

In East Brunswick, there are three Township Council positions up for grabs in this election.  Councilman Sterley Stanley (D) and Council President Michael Spadafino (D) will retain their seats.  Former Council President Michael Hughes (R) is not seeking re-election.  Mayor Brad Cohen is a Democrat.

Sign Up for E-News

For the Republicans, incumbent Camille Ferraro Clark leads the team of candidates.  She is joined by Curt Philipczak and Thomas Szaro.  All three candidates are supported by the Middlesex County Republican Organization (MCRO.)  

For the Democrats, incumbent Jim Wendell is joined by former Mayor Kevin McEvoy and Sharon Sullivan.  All three candidates are supported by the Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO.)

Following the primary election, statements from all candidates are forthcoming on TAPinto East Brunswick.

At the county level, the MCRO is supporting Richard N. Castaldo and Lewis Glowgower for Freeholder.  Glowgower ran as the Republican candidate for Governor of New Jersey against Phil Murphy in 2017.

The Democrats are fronting two incumbents for the Freeholder position.  On the ballot are current Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Freeholder Shanti Narra. 

Incumbent Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) is running unopposed in the primary for the Twelfth Congressional District which includes 31 towns in Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties.  The Republican candidate, who is also unopposed within this party, is Daryl Kipnis, who was a 2017 Republican candidate for District 17 of the New Jersey State Senate.

New Jersey's sitting Senator Robert Menendez has the support of the MCDO, yet is facing opposition from Lisa A. McCormick who represents Democrats for Change, a Progressive group of Democrats with some links to the views of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

For the Republicans, Bob Hugin has the support of the MCRO while facing a challenge from Brian D. Goldberg who is a member of the Middlesex County MAGA Republicans, a conservative group of Republicans aligned with the views of President Donald J. Trump.

Only Republicans have presented candidates for County Committeeman/Committeewoman, and they are Michael and Mona Matta.

Voting locations and local districts are listed at the the top of the sample ballot residents who are registered in political parties received in the mail.  Here is a map of all districts in East Brunswick.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

City Recognizes New Brunswick Ball Player Inducted In Women’s Hall of Fame

June 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Chris Dailey grew up in the city, and played basketball for St. Peter's High School and  Rutgers University, and was on the team that won a national AIAW championship her senior year in college.

She became an assistant coach at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., then was an assistant to Rutgers coach Theresa Grentz before becoming an assistant coach on the staff of ...

Somerville: Immaculata High School Names Joan Silo Head of School

June 23, 2018

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School.

Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and director of Immaculata High School.

In ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 14, 10:00 AM

Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood

Bag-of-Books Sale - Friends of Maplewood Library

Wed, July 25, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork’s Summer Sings Conclude with Verdi ...

Middlesex County: Free Music, Fireworks and Fun in “A Revolutionary Celebration”

June 22, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Want your 4th of July fun to last 7 days? Then bring your family and join in Middlesex County’s “Revolutionary Celebration” for 2018! Our Office of Arts and History has planned events for June 30 and July 1-7 that are fun, educational, and a great way to honor the spirit of Independence Day. Explore Highland Park, New ...

More than the Fourth of July, Make it a Star Spangled Week in the Long Beach Island Region of NJ

June 22, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways.

With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many events surrounding the holiday.

The award winning Surf and Sip Brew Trail itinerary is available ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...