Local Elections

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Local elections directly impact the legislation, schools, and budget allocations of your community. Know your local government officials and the candidates who will be on the ballot this year. 

The Montgomery School District Board of Education, which includes Rocky Hill Borough, is made up of nine seats. Elected members serve three-year terms. Each January, the Board elects a Board President and Vice President. 

 

Eight candidates are running for three open seats and one unexpired term, in the general election on November 3. Read the profiles of all the candidates here.

The Montgomery Township Committee is made up of five committee members. One committee member is selected as Mayor each January. The committee exercises all legislative power of the Township, except matters of health which are controlled by the Board of Health. 

 

Current Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, recently announced she is dropping out of the race. Two candidates are now vying for one seat on the committee. Read more here.

The Rocky Hill Borough Council includes the Rocky Hill Mayor, council president, and five council members. Three candidates are running for two open seats on the council: Thomas Bremner (D), Susan P. Bristol (I), and Denise Varga (I). Read more here.

Somerset County is governed and managed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders (to be renamed "Commissioners" in January). The board consists of five members. Two three-year-terms are up for election this year. 

 

Four candidates are running for county commission: Paul Drake (D), Brian Gallagher (R), Brian Levine (R), and Douglas Singleterry (D). Read more here.

The county surrogate is in charge of probating wills, appointing administrators to estates, appointing guardians of adults and minors, and handling trusts for minors. The surrogate also acts as Deputy Clerk to the Superior Court for the processing of adoptions and other matters. 

 

Incumbent Frank Bruno (R) is running against Bernice “Tina” Jalloh (D) for Somerset County Surrogate.  Read more here.

Incumbent Tom Malinowski (D) is running against Thomas H. Kean Jr. (R) to serve the 7th congressional district of New Jersey, which includes parts of Somerset county, in the House of Representatives. Read more here.

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