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No Presidential Drama, but Tuesday's Primary Election Goes On

The June 5 vote includes a contested Democratic primary for Freehold Borough Council.

Freehold's vote on Tuesday's Republican presidential primary will have little consequence.

Mitt Romney sealed the Republican nomination on May 29 with a victory in the Texas primary. But the ballot in the June 5 primary election does include state and local races, including the first contested primary in Freehold Borough in 37 years.

Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (June 5) for the primary election.

Freehold Borough Ballot:

  • Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate: Incumbent Robert Menendez 
  • Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate: Joe Rullo, David Brown, Bader Qarmout, Joe Kyrillos. 
  • Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Incumbent Christopher H. Smith and Terrence McGowan
  • Democratic candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Brian P. Froelich
  • Democratic County Clerk: Michael Steinhorn
  • Republican County Clerk: Incumbent Claire French
  • Republican Board of Chosen Freeholders, Full Term: Incumbent John Curley
  • Democratic Board of Chosen Freeholders, Full Term: William Shea
  • Republican Board of Chosen Freeholders, One Year Term: Incumbent Serena DiMaso
  • Democratic Board of Chosen Freeholders, One Year Term: Kevin Lavan
  • Republican Borough Council, Two Seats: MaryAnne Earle and incumbent John S. Newman
  • Democratic Borough Council, Two Seats: Ronald S. Griffiths, incumbent Sharon C. Shutzer and Daniel Xavier
  • Member of the County Republican Committee, Male: Roman Janocha
  • Member of the County Republican Committee, Female: Lynn C. Fatka
  • Member of the County Democratic Committee, Male: Steven T. Popper
  • Member of the County Democratic Committee, Female: Kristen Raymond

Freehold Township Ballot:

  • Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate: Incumbent Robert Menendez 
  • Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate: Joe Rullo, David Brown, Bader Qarmout, Joe Kyrillos. 
  • Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Incumbent Christopher Smith, Terrance McGowan
  • Democratic candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Brian Froelich 
  • Democratic County Clerk: Michael Steinhorn
  • Republican County Clerk: Incumbent Claire French
  • Republican Board of Chosen Freeholders, Full Term: Incumbent John Curley
  • Democratic Board of Chosen Freeholders, Full Term: William Shea
  • Republican Board of Chosen Freeholders, One Year Term: Incumbent Serena DiMaso
  • Democratic Board of Chosen Freeholders, One Year Term: Kevin Lavan
  • Republican Freehold Township Committee, two seats: Incumbent Anthony J. Ammiano and Thomas L. Cook
  • Democratic Freehold Township Committee, two seats: Edward Horigan and Ken Sullivan
  • Member of the County Republican Committee, Male: Steven L. Clifford
  • Member of the County Republican Committee, Female: No nomination
  • Member of the County Democratic Committee, Male: Dennis J. Sheehan
  • Member of the County Democratic Committee, Female: Rosemary Mantineo

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all appear on the sample ballot in Freehold Borough and Freehold Township.

The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat Robert Menendez, who was appointed to fill the seat vacated when Jon Corzine became New Jersey governor. Menendez was elected to a full six-year term in 2006.

See complete sample ballots for each ward in Monmouth County.

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