Democrats maintain control in North Brunswick and South Brunswick


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Incumbent Democrats in both North Brunswick and South Brunswick retained their seats across the board during the general election on Nov. 6.

In South Brunswick, Charlie Carley maintained the mayor’s seat, defeating John O’Sullivan by a count of 10,548 to 4,388 votes, according to results posted by Middlesex County.

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Election results are not official until certified by the county.

“I am deeply grateful to my neighbors for this election,” Carley said. “During the campaign, an overwhelming number of South Brunswick residents expressed concern about looming court-mandated residential over-development. They are concerned about overcrowding of our schools and the inability of our infrastructure to manage the impacts of these many thousands of court-mandated apartments. Other existing property owners have expressed via litigation the concern that these new units will overload the market for multi-family units in this town and thereby diminish the value of their already-affordable units. All of these stakeholders expect that our team will address this, and other, issues in a forthright and open manner. We will do our best.”
For the one, four-year council seat open in South Brunswick, Kenneth Bierman ran unopposed.
For the one, two-year unexpired term, Archana Grover defeated Charles Kim by a count of 10,329 to 4,442 votes.
In North Brunswick, Carlo Socio and Dr. William Lopez defeated George Callan and Richard Pender by a count of 8,264, 7,967, 3,094 and 3,155 votes, respectively.
“I am honored and thankful to be re-elected by the citizens of North Brunswick and look forward to continuing to help build a thriving community and economy that will push North Brunswick into the future,” Lopez said.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to vote for candidates seeking to serve North Brunswick,” Callan said. “It is important to recognize that out voters have elected their representatives. We trust that our best interests are being served by each person who is elected to serve them. Thanks to our elected representatives for sacrificing personal interests to serve the greater interests of our town. We are hoping for a consideration of budgets and taxes that can find a solution to our rising costs of living. If we can figure a way to reduce property taxes by 1.81 percent per year, then we will have a great change within a decade. We hope to share happy and prosperous days ahead. Please help us find a way to lower taxes.”
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