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Dalina projected to win mayoral race in Monroe

Races across Middlesex County are too close to call

By TYLER BROWN and KATHY CHANG

Staff Writers

Editor’s Note: The results of the Nov. 2 General Election reflect what was posted online by the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office as of press time on Nov. 5.

The results of the election will remain unofficial until they are certified.

For updates, visit www.centraljersey.com and see next week’s newspaper.

Milltown Borough Council

There were elections for the two, three-year term seats on the municipal governing body for Milltown.

The candidates are Democrat Randy Farkas, an incumbent, and newcomer David Potter; and former Republican councilmen Richard Revolinsky and John Collins.

As of press time, Revolinksy, with 1,469 votes, and Potter, with 1,349 votes, were in the lead, the first race in Middlesex County that was split between parties.

Collins, received 1,312 votes, followed by Farkas with 1,216 votes.

There were four write-in votes.

Milltown Board of Education

There were elections for three, three-year seats available on the Milltown Board of Education.

The candidates include incumbents Janice Hodgson, Charles David Oryniak and Patricia Tymon; and newcomers Phoebe Glassner-Meade and Egnita Pardo.

As of press time, Oryniak, with 881 votes, Tymon, with 863 votes, and Pardo, with 858 votes, were in the lead.

Glassner-Meade followed with 797 votes, and Hodgson received 769 votes.

There were 39 write-in votes.

Ballot question in Milltown regarding retail sale of cannabis

There was an election to gauge public opinion with a non-binding ballot question on whether or not residents are in favor of allowing recreational retail cannabis businesses along the highway commercial zones of Ryders Lane in Milltown.

As of press time on Nov. 4, there were 1,449 “no” votes and 1,137 “yes” votes.

Before the state deadline in August to make a decision to allow or prohibit cannabis licenses, Milltown decided to prohibit both cannabis licenses – retail and medical – within the borough, subject to revisiting it at a later date after the adoption of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission.

Ballot question in Jamesburg

regarding retail sale of cannabis

Regarding the ballot question asking residents of Jamesburg if they approve of the retail sale of adult-use cannabis in the borough, 538 residents voted “yes” while 507 residents voted “no.”

Monroe Mayoral Race

Democratic incumbent Stephen Dalina will likely remain serving as mayor of Monroe.

Dalina faced Republican candidate Steve Martin for the late Mayor Gerald Tamburro’s unexpired two-year term that was available in the General Election on Nov. 2.

Tamburro passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. Dalina was appointed to fill Tamburro’s seat on Jan. 20.

As of press time, Dalina, with 10,777 votes, led Martin, with 8,832 votes.

There were nine write-in votes.

Dalina said he is “very proud of the campaign that Team Dalina put together.

“I want to thank our diverse group of supporters: Democrats, Republicans and independents,” he said. “Together we continue to make Monroe Township an outstanding place to live.”

Monroe Township Council

There were elections for seats on the municipal governing body for Monroe.

The seats available include three, four-year term ward seats and a two-year unexpired term for council-at-large available on the Monroe Township Council.

Unexpired term – The candidates are Democratic candidate Terrence G. Van Dzura, who was appointed on Feb. 1 to fill the council-at-large seat vacated by Stephen Dalina, and Republican candidate Peter Tufano, a newcomer.

As of press time, Van Dzura, with 9,991 votes, led Tufano, with 9,266 votes.

There were seven write-in votes.

Ward 1 – The candidates are Democratic incumbent Elizabeth “Betty” Schneider and Republican candidate Melody Amantea-Henry, a newcomer.

Schneider, with 4,148 votes, led Amantea-Henry, with 2,817 votes.

There were three write-in votes.

Ward 2 – The candidates are Democratic candidate Rupa P. Siegel and Republican candidate Timothy Eosso, both newcomers.

Siegel, with 3,695 votes, led Eosso, with 3,212 votes.

There were five write-in votes.

Ward 3 – The candidates are Republican incumbent Charles Dipierro and Democratic candidate Alton B. Kinsey II, a newcomer.

Dipierro, with 3,021 votes, led Kinsey II, with 2,414 votes.

There were three write-in votes.

Monroe Board of Education

There were elections for three, three-year seats available on the Monroe Board of Education.

The seven candidates are all newcomers: Sarah Aziz, Gazala Bohra, Linda M. Bozowski, Neha Desai, Katie Fabiano, Kate Rattner and Sean E. Regan.

As of press time, Fabiano, with 7,638 votes, Bohra, with 5,787 votes, and Rattner, with 5,753 votes, were in the lead.

Regan followed with 5,067 votes, Bozowski was next with 4,622 votes, Aziz received 3,719 votes, and Desai received 2,838 votes.

There were 84 write-in votes.

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