Election Day, Time to Head to the Polls
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the township and Middlesex County.
After years and months of waiting, Election Day is here, and it's a big one not only nationally, but locally.
Sure, voters will pick a president, but in East Brunswick, candidates for Mayor, Township Council and even Board of Education are all be on the ballot.
Here's a look at you get to pick from this year. We'll be updating the page as the day go on, so keep checking back.
- Township Council: Incumbent Democrats Nancy Pinkin and Denise Contrino will face Republican challengers Anthony Riccobono and Kermit Wade.
- Mayor: Democratic Mayor David Stahl will face a challenge by Republican Eugene DeMarzo.
- East Brunswick Board of Education: Vicki Becker, Meredith Shaw and Kevin McEvoy are running for three open seats.
- Board of Chosen Freeholders: Incumbent Democratic Freeholders H. James Polos and Ronald Rios will face Republican challengers Abrar "Sam" Khan and Roger W. Daley for two, three-year terms
- 12th Congressional District: Incumbent Rush Holt (D), who has been in office since 1998, will take on Republican challenger Eric Beck.
- U.S. Senate: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
- U.S. President: President Barack Obama will presumptively face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a campaign that has already focused heavily on the economy and job growth.