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Madison Election Results 2012

Updates on the 2012 local, state and federal elections.


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Romney-Ryan 3,405

U.S. Senate

Bob Menendez

Joe Kyrillos 3,174

U.S. Congress District 11

John Arvanites

Rodney Frelinghuysen 3,712

Morris County Freeholder Truscha Quatrone 2,440
Hank Lyon 2,923
  Wasim Kahn 2,342
John Cesaro 3,076

Toshiba Foster 2,435
John Krickus 3,097

Joy Singh 2,448
David Scapicchio 3,043
Madison Borough Council Astri Baillie*
John Hoover

Ben Wolkowitz*
Carmen Pico

Board of Education Races

Race Candidate Results Madison Board of Education Lisa Ellis*
Vote for 2
Kevin Blair*

Brenda Catalanello
Vote for 1
Linda Gilbert* 3,883

Public Questions

Question "Yes" Votes "No" Votes NJ #1: Do you approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act”? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Money from the grants will be used to build, equip and expand higher education facilities for the purpose of increasing academic capacity.   3,159
NJ #2: Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the Legislature, to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges for their employee benefits? 4,076


Here's a list of candidates that were up for vote:

  • Madison Borough Council: Two three-year seats are up for vote. Democrats Astri Baillie, a former councilwoman, and Ben Wolkowitz are running against Board of Health President John Hoover and Carmen Pico.
  • Madison Board of Education: Incumbents Lisa Ellis and Kevin Blair have filed to run for re-election to two, three-year seats on the Board of Education, while Brenda Catalanello also is running for one of the seasts. Board member Linda Gilbert is running unopposed to be elected to the remaining year of a term she was appointed to fill in November.
  • Morris County Freeholders: Three regular-term seats are up for election, with Democrats Wasim Kahn, Toshiba Foster (Morristown) and Joy Singh taking on GOP candidates John Cesaro, John Krickus and David Scapicchio. Republican Hank Lyon will face Democrat Truscha Quatrone for an unexpired term.
  • 11th Congressional District: Longtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who faced no opposition in the GOP primary, will take on Democratic Challenger John Arvanites, who also had no opponents in the primary.
  • 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 face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Breaking down the election

In 2008, the majority of Madison voters chose a Democratic candidate for president, according to the New Jersey Department of State. In the township, 4,038 voters chose Barack Obama and 3,656 voters chose John McCain. New Jersey, overall, has favored a Democratic candidate in the past five presidential elections.

In the race for President of the United States, influential New Jersey political insiders say Republicans may benefit from a projected down voter turnout after Tropical Storm Sandy left much of the state without power through Tuesday.

According to surveys issued to political officials and influencers Monday, respondents from both sides of the aisle believe the storm will have an impact on how many voters head to the polls to vote in the general election.

For more information, check out our Madison 2012 Voter Guide here.

Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III November 07, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Congrats Ds - you won. REP - Carmen Pico 2,728 23.00% REP - John F. Hoover 2,854 24.06% DEM - Astri J. Baillie 3,149 26.54% DEM - Benjamin Wolkowitz 3,123 26.33% Write-In 9 0.08% Total... 11,863 100.00%


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