SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - SOMA went to the polls on Tuesday, and the unofficial results for the 2018 Primary Election in Essex County are as follows. In addition, Maplewood residents cast votes in the Democratic Primary for Township Committee members.

US SENATE 

Republican Bob Hugin and Democrat Robert Menendez will represent their respective political parties in the general election for the one open seat in the Senate. With 73.21% of the Democratic vote, Menendez received 33,648 votes. With 76.17% of the Republican vote, Hugin received 6,004 votes.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 10th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Democratic Incumbent Donald Payne, Jr. and Republican challenger Agha Khan will represent their respective parties in the general election for the 10th Congressional District. With 93.26% of the Democratic vote, Payne received 22,456 votes. With 97.84% of the Republican vote, Khan received 770 votes.

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Incumbent Democrat Joseph N. DiVincenzo received 99.6% of the Democratic vote with 40,714 votes. While Republican challenger John Chiaia received 63.47% of the vote for a total of 4,484 votes.

ESSEX COUNTY SHERIFF 

Democratic Incumbent Armando Fontoura received 99.81% of the Democratic vote for a total of 40,001 votes. Republican challenger Pasquale Capozzoli received 65.74% of the Republican vote for a total of 4,670 votes.

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Democrat Tyshammie Cooper ran unopposed for the District 3 Freeholder unexpired term and received a total of 8,036 votes.

MAPLEWOOD TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

In Maplewood, current Township Committee members Greg Lembrich and Nancy Adams ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination, receiving 49.19% (2,307 votes) and 50.15% (2.352) of votes respectively. There were 31 write-in votes, which was 0.66% of total votes cast. No petitions were filed for Republican candidates.

For more information or an update on final elections results, visit: http://www.essexclerk.com/Election/.