Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura will square off against Republican challenger Orlando Mendez as he seeks his eighth term.
Armando Fontoura was on his way to seeking his eighth term as he easily garnered the Democratic nod for Essex County Sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election. At this time, all results are unofficial until they are certified by the Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin. But with 90 percent reporting, Fontoura, 69, wins the primary handily over his challengers -- as was anticipated -- with 32,860 votes and 72.3 percent of the vote. In addition to his name recognition and long tenure, Fontoura went into the primary with endorsements from the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. “It feels great,” said Fontoura on Tuesday evening after he heard about the win. “It is very humbling to know that …
Mayor, running unopposed, gets all but one vote in the Republican Primary.
As election nights go in Millburn, it was pretty ho-hum. Mayor Sandy Haimoff faced no challenger in the Republican Primary and no one was on the ballot for the Democrats, so the contest for the Township Committee was over practically before it started. There was only one Republican write-in vote, so Haimoff's 540 votes easily gave her 99.82 percent of the vote. While 382 Democrats voted in Millburn and Short Hills in the primary, they had no one running for Township Committee so if they wanted to vote for someone, they would have to write them in. Seven voters did just that.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Democrat Seth Levine needs 25 write-in votes to get his name on the ballot for November's Township Committee race.
While there aren't any contested primaries in Millburn-Short Hills Tuesday, one Democrat hopes to get his name on the ballot via a write-in campaign. Seth Levine, former Wyoming Civic Association president, needs 25 write-in votes to get on the ballot for November's Township Committee race. He would run as a Democrat and join a field that includes New Democrats candidate Peter Humphreys and Republican candidates Thomas McDermott and Ted Bourke. McDermott is an incumbent and currently is the township's mayor. Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, click here. Results will be posted on the county clerk's website. Polling Places: Districts 1, 7 & 10 Casa Colombo Districts 2 & 6 Millburn Free Public Library Districts 3 & 9…