Thursday, April 4, 2013
All three candidates will advance to the November ballot.
Three candidates- two incumbents and a newcomer- have filed papers announcing their intention to seek a seat on Princeton Council in January, 2014. Jenny Crumiller and Patrick Simon, both Democrats currently serving one-year terms, are seeking reelection. Fausta Rodriguez Wertz is a Republican newcomer to politics. A native speaker of both English and Spanish, she works as a freelance translator and blogs about Latin American issues. "My campaign is about participating and integrating people from all parts of New Jersey, the U.S. and the world who come to live in our community and have their voices heard," Wertz said. Wertz was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Princeton from Morristown in 1989. Her son, now in college, attended …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Writer says Princeton voters increasingly agree that Republicans could bring fresh perspective to muddled local governance.
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Monday, March 11
Monday, February 18, 2013
We are writing to encourage all genuinely interested Democrats to step forward as candidates for these seats.
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Monday, February 18
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Liz Lempert will be the new mayor of a consolidated Princeton and six Democrats will make up the new council.
The new Princeton municipal government will be comprised entirely of Democrats, with Liz Lempert elected mayor and the slate of six Democrats easily earning spots on the new council. Lempert edged out Republican Dick Woodbridge by a vote of 6,093 to 3,939, according to unofficial results provided by the Clerk's office on Tuesday night. Princeton's new council will include current Princeton Township Committee members Bernie Miller (7,114 votes) and Lance Liverman (6,861 votes), Borough Council members Heather Howard (6,914 votes), Jo Butler (6,903 votes) and Jenny Crumiller (6,807 votes), and newcomer Patrick Simon (7,090 votes). Republican challenger Geoff Aton earned 3,533 votes but failed to earn a spot on council. Lempert couldn't …
Report says Simon held small lead over Corfield.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With provisional and email or fax votes playing havoc in many municipalities, counties and districts throughout the state on Tuesday, one of the many races that was too close to call at the end of election day appeared to be the District 16 Assembly race. Incumbent Donna Simon (R) held a slight lead over Democratic challenger Marie Corfield, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com. After Sandy displaced thousands of New Jersey residents, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed an order allowing voters to submit a mail-in ballot application by email or fax. That has made things more uncertain than usual at the end of election day in many cases. The deadline for electronic voting had been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mercer County voters return incumbent Democrats Ann M. Cannon, Pasquale “Pat” Colavita Jr., and Samuel T. Frisby Sr. to office.
With all Mercer County polling districts having reported as of 11:16 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6), we can report that county residents have relected incumbent Democrats Ann M. Cannon, Pasquale “Pat” Colavita Jr. and Samuel T. Frisby Sr. to the county's Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Republican candidates were David Walsh, David Maher, and Rich Urbani.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
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Here are Patch's questions and answers with candidates Liz Lempert and Dick Woodbridge.
Street of Residence: Meadowbrook Drive Occupation: Deputy Mayor, Princeton Township; former journalist, National Public Radio’s Living On Earth Previous Government Experience: Other Civic Experience: Founding member, Save Our Schools-NJ; Executive Board, Friends of the Princeton Public Library; Co-chair, Mercer4Obama ‘08 Street of Residence: 681 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540 Occupation: Patent & Trademark Attorney, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP, Lawrenceville, NJ. Previous Government Experience: Other Civic Experience: Why do you want to be Mayor of Princeton? Liz Lempert: I worked hard to see consolidation pass, and I am committed to making sure it is a success – from delivering on tax savings to creating a more responsive …