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West Windsor Mayor Hermant Marathe. (Photo: New Jersey League of Municipalities).

Where local races stand in Mercer County

By Joey Fox, November 05 2021 4:02 pm

East Windsor

Two Democratic incumbents, Denise Daniels and Alan Rosenberg, won re-election to the East Windsor Township Council alongside fellow Democrat David Russell; they each received around 28% of the vote to Republican Anna Lustenberg’s 16%.

Hamilton

After lagging behind on election night, Democratic Councilmen Anthony Carabelli, Charles Whalen, and Rick Tighe now lead for three seats on the Hamilton Township Council. Carabelli has 17.9% of the vote, Whalen 17.3%, and Tighe 16.8%; Republicans Joseph DeMarco, Robert Diszler, and James Boozan trail with 16.5%, 16.0%, and 15.6%, respectively.

Hightstown

Democratic Councilmembers Susan Bluth and Fred Montferrat won re-election to the Hightstown Borough Council with 38% each, defeating sole Republican Bryan Fort, who received 24% of the vote. The borough also approved the establishment of cannabis retailers within the town by a 61-39% margin.

Hopewell Borough

Democratic Councilwomen Samara McAuliffe and Debra Stuhler won re-election to the Hopewell Borough Council unopposed.

Hopewell Township

Democrat Uma Purundare has won a competitive contest to succeed unexpectedly retiring Democratic Committeewoman Julie Blake, defeating Republican Ed Jackowski 58-42%.

Lawrence

Councilmen James Kownacki and Christopher Bobbitt, both Democrats, won re-election to the Lawrence Township Council unopposed.

Pennington

Mayor James Davy, Councilwoman Deborah Gnatt, and council candidate Nadine Stern, all Democrats, won unopposed in Pennington Borough.

Princeton

Councilwoman Eve Niedergang won re-election to the Princeton Council, and Leighton Newlin won the council seat of Councilman Dwaine Williamson; both Democrats were unopposed.

Robbinsville

Robbinsville mayor Dave Fried won re-election unopposed, as did Councilman Mike Todd, both for unexpired terms. Councilmembers Deborah Blakely and Mike Cipriano, meanwhile, defeated challenger Kiran Agrahara 40-39-21%; all contests were nonpartisan.

West Windsor

In a nonpartisan contest, Mayor Hemant Marathe defeated Tirza Wahrman 64-36%, while his council slate of Councilwoman Linda Geevers and Marvin Whitfield won unopposed.

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