Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting local, county and national races.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Freehold Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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. 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 …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Republicans and Democrats fielded candidates for county clerk and two freeholder seats.
Candidates vying for county offices will not face challenges in the June primary election. The Monmouth County Republican Committee and the Monmouth County Democrats each fielded a single candidate for a three-year, full-term freeholder seat; a one-year unexpired freeholder seat; and a five-year, full-term county clerk seat as of the April 2 primary election filing deadline, according to the Monmouth County Board of Elections. Monmouth County voters will recognize some familiar names on this year’s ballot. Republican Freeholder Director John Curley, a Middletown resident, is seeking his second full term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Monmouth County Democrats tapped William Shea of Howell to challenge Curley in …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Board of Education member will run in Democratic primary, though Freehold Borough Democratic Club has yet to select an official running mate for Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer.
A Freehold Borough Board of Education member announced his intention to seek a seat on the Borough Council. Dan Xavier, 36, filed a petition with the Monmouth County Board of Elections on Wednesday to run in the June Democratic primary. “I decided to run for Borough Council because I love Freehold and I have a vested interest in the success of our community,” Xavier said in an email to Freehold Patch. “While I understand the practical needs of Borough residents, I’ve also had the opportunity to travel quite extensively (through my military background and professional endeavors) and feel I can leverage some of my life experiences for our town during these challenging times.” Two three-year terms on the Borough Council are up for grabs in …