PRINCETON: Lempert wins second four-year term as mayor

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Timothy K. Quinn and Mayor Liz Lempert.

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer
Princeton’s Democratic Mayor Liz Lempert won a second four-year term on Tuesday by defeating Republican challenger Peter Marks in a landslide.
With all precincts reporting she claimed 7,529 votes to his 2,709, in unofficial totals.
In the council race, Councilwoman Jenny Crumiller and former school board president Timothy K. Quinn ran unopposed. Ms. Crumiller was re-elected to another three-year-term, while Mr. Quinn won to fill the seat of Councilman Patrick Simon, who declined to run for re-election. She earned 7,975 votes and he garnered 8,027.
“I’m excited. It’s been enjoyable and the people that I’ve been working with have been all great, both the staff and fellow council members,” Ms. Crumiller said Tuesday.
Mayor Lempert, elected in 2012 to become the first ever mayor of the consolidated Princeton, had announced last year that she was going to run for another term. She enjoyed smooth sailing to Election Day.
She faced no challenger in the Democratic primary, usually the roughest patch in local politics for anyone seeking municipal office given how the intraparty contest serves as the de facto general election in town. Democrats hold a large advantage in registered voters compared to Republicans, so whoever wins the Democratic primary is assured of winning come November.