PISCATAWAY, NJ – The unofficial results are in for Piscataway’s 2019 General Election.
According to a summary report released by the Piscataway Township Municipal Clerk’s office:
In the battle for seats on the Piscataway Board of Education, incumbent, Ralph Johnson will see three more years in office with 16.43% of the votes. Newcomers, Calvin Laughlin and Brenda B. Smith will join him with 16.63% and 16.68% respectively.
Kimberly Lane is also new to the board and will serve the remainder of an unexpired term, a 1-year period. Lane captured almost 53% of the votes.
In the race for General Assembly 17th Legislative District, Democrat incumbents, Joe Danielson and Joseph Egan remain in office taking 35% and 36% of the votes respectively, defeating Republican challengers, Pat Badovinac and Maria Concepcion Powell.
On the county level, Mildred Scott, who was first elected in 2011 retains her position as Middlesex County Sheriff, capturing over 59% of the votes to send her Republican challenger home with 39%.
Freeholders Kenneth Armwood, Clary Azcona-Barber, and Charles Kenny will also continue in their roles with Middlesex County. The Democrat incumbents easily defeated their Republican challengers, each taking about 20% of the votes.
There were two public questions for voters to consider.
Voters overwhelming voted in favor of the State Public Question at 72% to amend the state constitution to “allow eligible veterans who live in a continuing care retirement facility to receive the value of the $250 property tax deduction currently granted to veterans who reside in a private residence.”
And on the local level, voters said ‘Yes’ to the township’s energy question to establish the Piscataway Community Energy Aggregation program. Under it, the township will be required to purchase renewable electricity at discounted bulk rates, and provide local customers an opportunity to select a 100% renewable electricity alternative by 2035.
The results of the 2019 General Election remain unofficial until certified by the Middlesex County Board of Elections’ processes.
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