Election 2012: State Races
Only a select number of state races are this year’s ballot. NJPSA provided a questionnaire to all candidates and am awaiting responses.
New Jersey District 4
In a repeat of last November’s campaign, Republican Shelley Lovett is challenging Democrat Gabriela Mosquera, the incumbent, for the remainder of this unexpired term. This race was created after the Supreme Court determined that Ms. Mosquera had not lived within the district for a sufficient amount of time.
New Jersey District 16
Democrat Marie Corfield, unsuccessful last November, is trying to unseat Republican Donna Simon for the remainder of the Assembly seat to which she was appointed. This district’s demographics changed significantly due to redistricting.
New Jersey District 26
Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce, a Republican, faces a Democratic challenger for the remainder of this unexpired term for which she was chosen.
Joseph Raich (Dem)
Election 2012: Public Questions
Did you know that there is a constitutional amendment on this year’s ballot? Take A Gander at this Year’s Public Questions.
Division of Elections Puts Out FAQ on School Elections
P.L. 2011, c. 202, signed into law on January 17, 2012, permits a board of education, a municipal governing body, or voters (by way of petition) to move the April annual school board election to the date of the November general election. A number of communities have decided to move their election to November. The New Jersey Division of Elections has released an FAQ on the new law.