Democratic Monroe Township Mayor Stephen Dalina is leading against Republican Steve Martin in his bid for re-election, less than a year after Mayor Gerald Tamburro died in office and Dalina ascended in his place.
Martin was caught up in a strange scandal last month, when a number of his Facebook posts were discovered that compared Democratic policies and politicians to those of the Nazis. Prominent Middlesex County Democrats called on Martin to drop out, but he insisted that his account had been hacked.
The election of a Democrat in Monroe is not as sure of a thing as it once was. After seeing a 24% spike in population between 2010 and 2020, the township is moving slowly away from its solid blue status into more competitive territory.