The Results are in!
East Brunswick voters elected Democratic Mayor David Stahl to serve as mayor and his incumbent running mates, Denise Contrino and Nancy Pinkin, to serve on the Township Council.
Voters also picked Vicki Becker, Kevin McEvoy and Meredith Shaw to serve on the school board.
They day saw heavy turn out, with poll workers saying there was a steady stream of voters all day, with lines forming a certain times.
When asked by Patch today, Facebook readers said a variety of factors went into their decision this year, not the least of which was Hurricane Sandy.
"Locally, my vote has been influenced enormously by the lack of leadership shown by our town officials in holding the utility companies responsible for their poor performance and our mayor's ill-advised recommendation to encourage people to let their kids go trick-or-treating last night," said Ellen Burke.
Elizabeth Bir game patch three reasons that went into her decision.
"1) Oh most importantly the way the Politicians handle crisis management situations for sure! 2) The Economy 3) What have the ones who are in office accomplished (where were we vs. where we are now as far as (jobs, unemployment, economy, etc.)..."
Bonnie Hussey said her elderl mother would be voting online today.
"Voting is very important today...my 88 yr old mom is displaced....and will vote online today at my daughters ...who has power in Howell...and we will NOT be voting for the party who believes in the "survival of the fittest"!!!!," she said.
PresidentBarack Obama 303 Mitt Romney 206
MayorDemocrat Results Republican Result David Stahl 11,186
Eugene DeMarzo 6,832
Township CouncilDemocrats Results Republicans Results Denise Contrino 9,583 Anthony Riccobono 7,586 Nancy Pinkin
9,867 Kermit Wade 7,162
Board of EducationCandidate Results Vicki Becker 7,019
Kevin McEvoy 8,080
Meredith Shaw 6,503
Board of Chosen FreeholdersDemocrats Results Republicans Results H. James Polos 151,779 Abrar "Sam" Khan 80,095 Ronald Rios 150,230 Roger W. Daley 88,240
12th Congressional DistrictDemocrat Result Republican Result Rush Holt *
U.S. SenateDemocrat Result Republican Results Bob Menendez *