Hillsborough Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the township and Somerset County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Hillsborough Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

  • Township Committee: Incumbent Mayor Carl Suraci and Committeeman Robert Wagner, both republicans, face Democratic Commitee Chairman Michael Goldberg and successful Democratic primary write-in candidate James Farley for two seats.
  • Somerset County FreeholdersVoters will fill two three-year terms, with Republican incumbents Mark Caliguire, of Montgomery, and Patrick Scaglione, of Bridgewater, facing Democrats Anthony Pranzatelli, of Bound Brook, and Somerset resident William Galtieri. Caliguire was appointed last year to complete the term of Jack Ciattarelli, who stepped into the New Jersey Assembly seat after the death of Peter Biondi.
  • 16th District Assembly: Special election will pit current Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R) against challenger Marie Corfield (D) to finish the unexpired term of late Hillsborough resident .
  • 7th Congressional District: Incumbent Leonard Lance (R), who has been in office since 2009 and held off a primary charge from David Larsen, takes on Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula.
  • 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 presumptively face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a campaign that has already focused heavily on the economy and job growth.
Mike Johnston November 06, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I voted today at Hillsborough High School and there were two people next to the booth: one person in a chair and another at the back rear of the booth who seemed to be doing something every time someone used the booth. Is that normal?


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