Second Candidate Enters Princeton Mayoral Race
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Second Candidate Enters Princeton Mayoral Race

Princeton native Peter Marks will run for mayor of Princeton in the GOP primary this June, and hopes to challenge incumbent Democrat Liz Lempert in the November general election. Marks, a commercial real estate developer who has previously run for a seat on the governing body, said win or lose, he hopes to bring important…

Chelsea Clinton to Visit Princeton in April

Chelsea Clinton to Visit Princeton in April

Chelsea Clinton will visit Princeton on April 13 to raise money for her mother’s presidential campaign. The minimum Hillary for America campaign donation to attend the event is $250 per person. The minimum campaign contribution to attend a host reception with Chelsea Clinton is $2,500 per person. A $2,700 campaign contribution includes a host reception…

Princeton Fact Check: Did the Mercer GOP Endorse Trump?
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Princeton Fact Check: Did the Mercer GOP Endorse Trump?

  “The Mercer County GOP endorsed Donald Trump for president.” –  Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, Princeton Community Democratic Organization local candidate endorsement meeting, March 20, 2016 Near the end of her three-minute speech to Princeton Community Democratic Organization members on Sunday night, Mayor Liz Lempert said the Mercer County Republicans endorsed Donald Trump for president…

Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee Makes Recommendations About Ballot Placement for Council Candidates
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Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee Makes Recommendations About Ballot Placement for Council Candidates

The Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee met Tuesday night to interview council candidates and make recommendations on ballot placement for the primary election in June. Four candidates are seeking two three-year terms on the Princeton Council: Incumbent Councilwoman Jenny Crumiller, Tim Quinn, Letitia Fraga, and Anne Neumann. Peter Wolanin, chairman of the municipal committee, said a…

Princeton Council Candidates Fail to Win Democratic Club Endorsement
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Princeton Council Candidates Fail to Win Democratic Club Endorsement

The local Democratic club did not endorse a candidate for the Princeton Council at its meeting Sunday night because all four candidates failed to win enough votes, even after a run off. Only 166 members of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) attended that gathering at the Jewish Center of Princeton, a much lower number…

Planet Princeton Announces New Feature Called Princeton Fact Check
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Planet Princeton Announces New Feature Called Princeton Fact Check

Planet Princeton is excited to announce a new feature — Princeton Fact Check. Public officials who make factual claims are accountable for their words and should be able to provide evidence to back them up. We will feature posts on our local news website that rate the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others…

Zwicker Defeats Simon by 76 Votes After All Provisionals Counted

Zwicker Defeats Simon by 76 Votes After All Provisionals Counted

Democratic State Assembly candidate Andrew Zwicker’s lead over incumbent Republican Donna Simon in the 16th District race increased to 76 votes after the final provisional ballots were counted in Middlesex County on Monday. Zwicker picked up and additional 17 votes in Middlesex County. The election results will be certified tonight. A provisional ballot is used…

Zwicker Picks Up Enough Provisional Ballot Votes for the Win

Zwicker Picks Up Enough Provisional Ballot Votes for the Win

Democratic State Assembly candidate Andrew Zwicker’s lead over incumbent Republican Donna Simon in the 16th District race increased to 60 votes after provisional ballots in three counties were reviewed and tallied on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Provisional ballots in Middlesex County still need to be counted, but only 51 ballots remain, making it impossible for…

Voter Turnout in Princeton Lower Than Political Parties Hoped For

Voter Turnout in Princeton Lower Than Political Parties Hoped For

Some elected officials and people who are involved in local politics are lamenting the lower-than-expected turnout in Princeton for the Nov. 3 general election. Just under 4,400 of the 17,558 registered voters in Princeton went to the polls on Tuesday, or about 25 percent of all registered voters in town. In 2014, 36 percent of…

A Race Too Close to Call in 16th District
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A Race Too Close to Call in 16th District

The 16th District State Assembly race for two seats was too close to call Tuesday night, with some provisional ballots still to be counted. Republican incumbent Jack Ciattarelli was the top vote-getter with 16,526 votes, according to MyCentralJersey.com. As of about midnight, Democratic challenger Andrew Zwicker led Republican incumbent Donna Simon by just 30 votes….

Princeton Council Election 2015 Endorsement Letters

Princeton Council Election 2015 Endorsement Letters

Please Support Our Re-election To the Editor, We are writing today to ask the voters for support for our re-election on November 3.  We are honored to serve on the Princeton Council; together we have instituted new budget controls to help hold the line on municipal tax increases, and have worked to strengthen law enforcement’s relationships with the community and to address the needs of…

Princeton School Board Election 2015 Endorsement Letters
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Princeton School Board Election 2015 Endorsement Letters

Princeton Lucky to Have Sullivan Serving the Community To the Editor: Our children have either graduated from high school or currently attend the public schools, so we share a passion for the quality, diversity and inclusiveness of our schools and for their excellent stewardship. We therefore strongly support the re-election of Patrick Sullivan to the…

AFTNJ, Professional Firefighters Association and League of Conservation Voters Endorse Zwicker for State Assembly

AFTNJ, Professional Firefighters Association and League of Conservation Voters Endorse Zwicker for State Assembly

Andrew Zwicker, a Democratic candidate challenging Jack Ciaterelli and Donna Simon to represent New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District 16, has been endorsed by the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, which represents more than 4,000 firefighters and emergency services workers, and by the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, which represents 32,000 members who work…

Zwicker Picks Up Endorsement of NJ League of Conservation Voters in State Assembly Race

Zwicker Picks Up Endorsement of NJ League of Conservation Voters in State Assembly Race

Andrew Zwicker, a Democratic candidate for the New Jersey Assembly in the 16th District, has been endorsed by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. Zwicker, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University, heads the “We are delighted to add Andrew Zwicker to the list of candidates we are endorsing in the…