As we look ahead to November’s elections, Chatham Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need before you head to the polls. Here is our start: information on the races, the candidates and the issues we will cover as the general elections draw near. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Chatham Borough Council: Incumbent Republicans John Holman and Len Resto will each seek reelection to their second terms on the council. Democrat Michael Yodice is running for his first term for council on the Democratic ticket.
- Chatham Township Committee: After winning the , Republican Kevin Sullivan will run against Democrat Richard Erich Templin for the single committee seat opening. It is the first election for both.
- 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 presumptively face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a campaign that has already focused heavily on the economy and job growth.