Incumbent East Windsor Township Council members Anthony Katawick, Marc Lippman, Janice Mironov, Johnnie Whittington and John Zoller will return to the governing body, based on certified voting tallies for the Nov. 7 general election.
Katawick was the top vote-getter with 3,507 votes. He was followed by Mironov, who earned 3,439 votes and Lippman, who received 3,420 votes. Zoller garnered 3,389 votes. The four Democrats will serve four-year terms.
Whittington, who was elected to a two-year unexpired term, polled 3,375 votes. He is a Democrat.
Republican Party challengers Anna Lustenberg received 1,755 votes; Paul “P.J.” Hummel earned 1,737 votes; and Steve Uccio received 1,656 votes.
Republican Party candidate Bina Shah and Roger Power, who ran on a petition, garnered 1,468 and 291 votes, respectively, in the contest for the two-year unexpired term.
The vote tallies were certified by Mercer County officials Nov. 22. The tallies included early voting, mail-in ballots, Election Day voting and provisional ballots.
Mironov and Lippman will begin their eighth consecutive terms on the East Windsor Township Council when the governing body reorganizes in January. Zoller will begin his fourth term. Katawick will begin serving his first full term. He was appointed to fill an opening after former Councilman Peter Yeager resigned.
Whittington is filling an unexpired term created by the death of Councilman Alan Rosenberg.
Katawick said that the fiscally responsible Township Council will continue to upgrade the roadways, improve the town’s parks and playgrounds, continue to provide uninterrupted municipal services and listen to residents’ input on what is most important to them.
Lippman said he was proud of what the Township Council had accomplished, such as keeping the municipal property tax rate flat for 11 years without sacrificing municipal services. He wants to keep making a difference by getting things done, he said.
Mironov said she and her running mates have many goals and programs in progress and they want to continue building on them. One of those issues is planning and balancing various developments and pressures and the impact on the community, while also preserving open space and farmland.
Whittington said he believes in community, public service and being involved. He said he would serve with integrity, devotion and pride at all times.
Zoller said he has enjoyed making a positive contribution to the welfare and livelihood of township residents. One of the more pressing issues facing the township is the impact of increased traffic on local and regional infrastructure, he said.