Incumbents return to seats on Princeton Council

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Incumbent Princeton Council members David Cohen and Leticia Fraga will return to the governing body for three-year terms, following the Nov. 7 general election.

The final vote tallies for Cohen and Fraga, who ran unopposed, were 5,815 votes and 5,801, respectively. The two Democrats will begin serving their third terms in January.

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The vote tallies were certified by Mercer County officials and released Nov. 22. The tallies included early voting, mail-in ballots, Election Day voting and provisional ballots.

Cohen and Fraga said that a third term would allow them to continue to focus on issues they have been addressing – from providing a variety of housing options to pushing for policies that address the health, safety and well-being of residents.

During his two terms on Princeton Council, Cohen has focused on housing and sustainability issues. He said he would continue to work on them during his third term.

“The Princeton Council has started to move forward with solutions to the ‘missing middle’ housing crisis for those whose income level does not allow them to qualify for affordable housing, but who cannot afford to purchase a single-family home,” he said.

Cohen also wants to see more progress being made in electrifying the town’s municipal vehicle fleet as the technology becomes more affordable and robust.

Fraga, who served as the Princeton Council president in 2021 and 2022, said she has focused on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community have access to basic needs – food, housing and healthcare.

She said that during her time on the Princeton Council, it has moved forward with policies to create additional affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households, as well as for developmentally disabled adults and senior citizens.

“Outstanding issues that I want to work on in my third term include improving access to services, access to laundry facilities and continuing to explore creation of a community center,” Fraga said.

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