N.J. primary elections 2016: Hunterdon County

Primary election day was held Tuesday, with polls closing at 8 p.m. The winners of each party’s primary will face off in November’s general election. Please be sure to refresh as results will be updated throughout the evening. 

There were six contested municipal Republican races in this year’s Hunterdon County primary:

  • Bethlehem Township
  • Flemington
  • Glen Gardner
  • Lebanon Township
  • Readington Township
  • Union Township

There were no contested municipal Democrat primary races in Hunterdon County. In Califon, no Republican or Democrat filed to run in the primary for two, 3-year Borough Council seats.

An asterisk next to the person’s name indicates an incumbent.

Presidential Primary

(4-year term)

Republican:

✓ Donald J. Trump – 11,788 (75.3%)

John R. Kasich – 2,870 (18.33%)

Ted Cruz – 818 (5.23%)

Write-In – 178 (1.14%)

Total: 15,654 (100%)

Democrat:

✓ Hillary Clinton – 5,373 (51.4%)

Bernie Sanders – 5,047 (48.28%)

Write-In – 32 (.003%)

Total: 10,452 (100%)

7th Congressional District

(2-year term)

Republican:

✓ Leonard Lance* – 8,476 (55.84%)

David Larsen – 4,918 (32.4%)

Craig P. Heard – 1,766 (11.63%)

Write-In – 19 (.13%)

Total: 15,179 (100%)

Democrat:

Peter Jacob – 7,891 (99.84%)

Write-In – 13 (.16%)

Total: 7,904 (100%)

Hunterdon County Sheriff

(3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Frederick W. Brown* – 12,793 (99.92%)

Write-In – 10 (.08%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 47 (100%)

Hunterdon County Clerk

(5-year term)

Republican:

Mary H. Melfi* – 13,062 (99.95%)

Write-In – 7 (.05%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 24 (100%)

Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders

(two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ John Lanza* – 12,445 (51.23%)

✓ Suzanne Lagay* – 11,822 (48.66%)

Write-In – 26 (.11%)

Democrat:

✓ Margaret W. Browne – 7,404 (99.5%)

Write-In – 37 (.5%)

No petition filed

Alexandria Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Michelle Garay* – 521 (100%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Bethlehem Township

Township Committee (one 1-year unexpired term)

Republican:

✓ Jose Medeiros* – 265 (56.99%)

Lawrence J. Campbell – 200 (43.01%) 

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 1 (100%)

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

Arthur Randolph – 175 (36.84%)

✓ Gregory Glazar* – 299 (62.95%)

Write-In – 1 (.21%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 2 (100%)

Bloomsbury

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Vicky Papics* – 76 (100%)

No Petition Filed

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 2 (100%)

Califon

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

No petitions filed

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Clinton Town

Common Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Albert D. Rylak* – 205 (51%) 

✓ Robert B. Smith* – 196 (48.76%)

Write-In – 1 (.25%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 4 (100%)

Clinton Township

Township Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓Amy Switlyk* – 1,210 (50.06%) 

✓ Brian Mullay* – 1,205 (49.86%)

Write-In – 2 (.09%) 

Democrat:

✓ Antonio Perez – 672 (99.41%)

No petition filed

Write-In – 4 (.59%)

Delaware Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Joseph E. Vocke* – 553 (98.75%)

Write-In – 7 (1.25%)

Democrat:

✓ Kristin McCarthy – 405 (99.75%)

Write-In – 1 (.25%) 

East Amwell Township

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 113 (100%)

Democrat:

✓ David P. Krivoshik – 320 (50.24%) 

✓ Candice D. Wiggum – 313 (49.14%)

Write-In – 4 (.63%)

Flemington

Borough Council (1-year unexpired term)

Republican:

✓ Kimberly A. Tilly – 250 (100%) 

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 5 (100%)

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

Abraham Seckler – 131 (21.44%) 

✓ Susan M. Peterson  – 161 (26.35%)

✓ John Gorman* – 163 (26.68%) 

Alan Brewer*  – 156 (25.53%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 18 (100%)

Franklin Township

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Susan Soloway* – 335 (50.91%) 

✓ James Fania – 323 (49.09%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Frenchtown

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Robert E. Haver II – 104 (93.69%)

Write-In – 7 (6.31%) 

No petitions filed

Democrat:

✓ Liz Johnson – 165 (78.2%)

No petitions filed

Write-In – 46 (21.8%)

Glen Gardner

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Sandra Sutton-Lavis – 122 (26.07%)

✓ Lisa Fielding – 141 (30.13%)

Steven Yaros* – 108 (23.08%)

Linda S. Rifino* – 97 (20.73%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 6 (100%)

Hampton

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ John F. Drummond* – 99 (51.03%) 

✓ Carroll L. Swenson* – 94 (48.45%)

Write-In – 1 (.52%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 1 (100%)

High Bridge

Borough Council (one 2-year unexpired term)

Republican:

✓ Keir LoIacono – 321 (100%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 1 (100%)

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Stephen Strange* – 321 (48.27%) 

✓ Lynn Hughes* – 342 (51.43%)

Write-In – 2 (.30%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 6 (100%)

Holland Township

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Robert Thurgarland – 495 (49.11%)

✓ Scott Wilhelm – 509 (50.5%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 2 (100%)

Kingwood Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Thomas Ciacciarelli – 425 (99.07%)

Write-In – 4 (.93%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Lambertville

City Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 9 (100%)

Democrat:

✓ Wardell Sanders* – 730 (50.73%)

✓ Steven Stegman* – 707 (49.13%)

Write-In – 2 (.14%)

Lebanon Borough

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Barbara “Bonnie” Schmidt* – 135 (49.09%) 

✓ Jeffrey C. Schneider – 140 (50.91%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 2 (100%)

Lebanon Township

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Beverly Koehler – 473 (25.96%)

Ronald S. Milkowski* – 433 (23.77%)

Laurie Ann Williams – 406 (22.28%)

✓ Brian K. Wunder* – 508 (27.88%)

Write-In – 2 (.11%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 10 (100%)

Milford

Common Council (one 1-year unexpired term)

Republican:

✓ Carole A. Heller* – 29 (99.05%)

Write-In – 1 (.95%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 1 (100%)

Borough Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ George A. Sniffin – 104 (59.77%) 

✓ Eric Sellitto – 69 (39.66%)

Democrat:

✓ Noralie LaFevre* – 119 (98.35%)

Write-In – 2 (1.65%) 

No petition filed

Raritan Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Michael Mangin* – 1,629 (73.58%)

Joel K. Throne – 584 (26.38%)

Write-In – 1 (.05%)

Democrat:

✓ Lois Zarish – 1,393 (100%)  

Readington Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

✓ Betty Ann Fort* – 1,626 (55.49%)

Larry Lelah – 1,303 (44.47%)

Write-In – 1 (.03%)

Democrat:

No petition filed

Write-In – 13 (100%)

Stockton

Common Council (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ Donald Vandegrift* – 55 (98.21%)

No petition filed

Write-In – 1 (1.79%)

Democrat:

✓ Adam Juncosa* – 82 (93.18%)

No petition filed

Write-In – 6 (6.82%)

Tewksbury Township

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ William J. Voyce* – 739 (51.86%)

✓ Louis DiMare* – 683 (47.93%)

Write-In – 3 (.21%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 2 (100%)

Union Township

Township Committee (one 3-year term)

Republican:

Michelle Norelli – 154 (30.02%)

✓ Michael S. Sroka – 358 (69.79%)

Write-In – 1 (.19%)

Democrat:

No petitions filed

Write-In – 1 (100%)

West Amwell Township

Township Committee (one 2-year term)

Republican:

✓ Gary Hoyer – 216 (100%)

Democrat:

✓ William J. Corboy – 182 (100%) 

Township Committee (two 3-year terms)

Republican:

✓ James Cally  – 205 (49.28%)

✓ Zachary T. Rich* – 209 (50.24%)

Write-In – 2 (.48%)

Democrat:

✓ Eric Richard – 165 (49.85%) 

✓ Michael J. Heron – 166 (50.15%)

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