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Princeton voters go to the polls June 8 for primary election

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Princeton voters will go to the polls June 8 to choose candidates for an array of elected offices in the Democratic and Republican party primaries.

The polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for in-person voting. Vote-by-mail secure drop boxes, for voters who prefer not to vote in person, are available at the Princeton Municipal Building at 400 Witherspoon St. (in front of the building, facing Witherspoon Street) and at the Princeton Dinky Station/Wawa at 152 Alexander St.

The winners in the political party primaries will square off in the Nov. 2 general election.

Incumbent Princeton Councilwoman Eve Niedergang and her running mate, Leighton Newlin, are running unopposed in the Democratic Party primary. No one filed to run in the Republican Party primary.

Voters also will be asked to nominate a Democratic Party candidate and a Republican Party candidate for governor.

Incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy is running unopposed in the Democratic Party primary, but there are four candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination – Jack Ciattarelli, Hirsh V. Singh, Philip Rizzo and Brian D. Levine.

Although Andrew Zwicker is running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination to run for the state Senate, two candidates are seeking the Republican Party nomination to run against him – Michael Pappas and Jeffrey E. Grant.

There also are decisions to be made in the nomination for General Assembly. Democratic Party voters will choose from among three candidates for two seats in the General Assembly – incumbent Assemblyman Roy Freiman, Sadaf F. Jaffer and Faris Zwirahn.

On the Republican Party ticket, Joseph A. Lukac III and Vincent T. Panico are unopposed for their party’s nomination to run for the General Assembly.

Incumbent Mercer County Surrogate Diane Gerofsky is unopposed in the Democratic Party primary, but two Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination to run for Surrogate – Douglas E. Miles and Richard J. LaRossa.

At the Board of County Commissioners, incumbent Commissioner Samuel Frisby and his running mates, Kristin McLaughlin and Terrance Stokes, are running unopposed for the Democratic Party nomination.

But there is a six-way contest for the Republican Party nomination among Richard M. Balgowan, Michael Chianese, Andrew J. Kotula Jr., Joseph A. Stillwell, Vlad Machevus and Michael F. Hurtado. Voters must choose three of the six candidates.


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