Hopewell Valley voters will go to the polls next week to choose candidates for an assortment of elected offices – from the municipal level to the federal level – in the Democratic and Republican party primary elections.
The polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 5.
In Hopewell Borough, a write-in campaign is under way for the two Borough Council seats held by Borough Council members Debra Lehman, a Democrat, and Shelby Tewell, who is a Republican.
Lehman and Tewell have chosen not to seek re-election, so Samara McAuliffe and Debra Stuhler are organizing a write-in campaign for the Democratic Party nomination. They each need 12 write-in votes to secure the nomination.
No one filed a petition to run in the Republican or Democratic party primaries for Hopewell Borough Council, which led to the write-in campaign.
In Hopewell Township, Township Committee member Julie Blake is running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination for Township Committee, and Anatoly “Tony” Lesenskyj is seeking the Republican Party nomination.
In Pennington Borough, Borough Council member Deborah L. Gnatt and newcomer Elizabeth Semple Rosenblatt are running for the Democratic Party nomination for Borough Council. Borough Council member Joseph Lawver is not seeking re-election.
The Republican Party is not fielding candidates for Pennington Borough Council.
Democrats and Republicans will choose between two candidates for the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Robert Menendez.
Menendez, who is running on the regular Democratic Party ticket, is being challenged in the primary by Lisa A. McCormick, who is running on the Democrats for Change ticket.
Two men are seeking the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate – Bob Hugin, who is running on the regular Republican Party ticket, and Brian D. Goldberg, who is running on the Mercer County MAGA Republicans ticket.
In the 12th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman is running unopposed in the Democratic Party primary and Daryl Kipnis is running unopposed in the Republican Party primary.
At the state level, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson is seeking the Democratic Party nomination to run for an unexpired term in the 15th Legislative District.
Tracy R. Sinatra is running for the Republican Party nomination for the Assembly seat in the 15th Legislative District.
At the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, incumbent Freeholders Ann M. Cannon, Pat Colavita Jr. and Samuel T. Frisby Sr. are running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination.
Republicans Michael Silvestri, Mary R. Walker and Andrew Curcio are running unopposed for their party’s nomination to run for the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.