Local Elections 2022
The following races are close: Montgomery Full Day K and the Rocky Hill mayoral race. Voter turnout is expected to be high, with much at stake on school issues, and in national elections in terms of party control. Somerset County is still processing ballots posted by mail, and provisional ballots. Final results for close races could be delayed as late as November 26.
The Montgomery Township Board of Education, which includes Rocky Hill Borough, is made up of nine seats. Elected members serve three-year terms. Ten candidates are running for three open seats (three 3-year terms), in the general election on November 8. Read the profiles school board candidates here.
The Montgomery Township Committee is made up of five committee members. The township committee members select a new mayor from amongst its members each January. The committee enacts laws and policies that impact Montgomery Township, except matters of education (see Montgomery School Board) and health, which are controlled by the Board of Health.
Four candidates are vying for two seats on the committee. Read the profiles of the Montgomery candidates here.
The Rocky Hill Borough Council includes the mayor, council president, and five council members. Two candidates are running for mayor and six candidates are running for three open seats on the council. The 2022 Rocky Hill candidates' profiles are here.
Somerset County is governed and managed by a Board of Commissioners. The board consists of five members. One three-year-term are up for election this year.
Two candidates are running for one seat. The 2022 candidates profiles are here.
Sadaf F. Jaffer (D) of Montgomery Township and Roy Freiman (D) of Hillsborough represent LD-16 in the NJ General Assembly. There is no election in 2022.
New Jersey State Senate District 16 is represented by Andrew Zwicker (D). There is no race this years. Members of the New Jersey State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits.
Two candidates are running to represent LD-12 in the United State Congress (House of Representatives). Candidates will be posted soon.
New Jersey has two senators in the US Senate (every state gets two, regardless of population). Senator Bob Menendez (D) will be up for re-election in 2024. Cory Booker (D) will be up for re-election in 2026. Each senator is elected by NJ voters to a six-year-term.