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South Brunswick Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting South Brunswick.

The most unusual Election Day in recent memory will begin Tuesday morning as South Brunswick is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

The township has announced one change in polling locations for Election Day. Residents who usually vote at Brunswick Acres Elementary School will now cast their ballots at Greenbrook Elementary School, located at 23 Roberts Street in Kendall Park. All other voting districts are at their regular polling places. The Clerk’s Office will be open at 5 a.m. Any questions should be directed to 732-329-4000 Ext. 7352. 

The Middlesex County Clerk's Office reported two South Brunswick polling locations were changed due to ongoing power outages. However, the township reported that information is incorrect.

Click here for township polling locations.

Here are the candidates and issues we'll be covering on Election Day. Bookmark this page for updates.

Township Council: Incumbent Democratic councilmen Joseph Camarota and Charles Carley, along with running mate Josephine "Jo" Hochman will face incumbent Republican Councilman John O'Sullivan, along with running mates Michael Kushwara and Paul Saltin for three open seats with three-year terms.

South Brunswick Township Council candidate profiles and surveys (candidates not listed below could not be reached for an interview and/or survey):


  • Meet the Candidates: Joseph Camarota; Candidate Survey: Joseph Camarota
  • Meet the Candidates: Charles Carley; Candidate Survey: Charles Carley
  • Meet the Candidates:  Josephine "Jo" Hochman; Candidate Survey: Josephine "Jo" Hochman


  • Meet the Candidates: John O'Sullivan; Candidate Survey: John O'Sullivan
  • Meet the Candidates: Paul Saltin

Board of Education: Voters will decide between five candidates for three open seats on the South Brunswick Board of Education. The seats of current Board President Stephen Parker and Barry Nathanson are up for grabs, along with a seat vacated when Elizabeth Chang resigned from the board. Nathanson and Parker will be challenged by Azra Baig, Raymond Kuehner and Peter St. Vincent.

South Brunswick Board of Education candidate profiles and surveys (candidates not listed below could not be reached for an interview  and/or survey):

  • Meet the BOE Candidates: Azra Baig; Candidate Survey: Azra Baig
  • Meet the BOE Candidates: Raymond Kuehner; Candidate Survey: Raymond Kuehner 
  • Meet the BOE Candidates: Dr. Stephen Parker

Middlesex County FreeholdersVoters will fill two three-year terms, with incumbent Democratic Freeholders H. James Polos and Ronald Rios facing Republican challengers Abrar "Sam" Khan and Roger W. Daley.

16th District AssemblySpecial election will pit current Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R) against challenger Marie Corfield (D) to finish the unexpired term of late Hillsborough resident Pete Biondi.

12th Congressional District: Incumbent Rush Holt (D), who has been in office since 1998, will take on Republican challenger and South Brunswick resident Eric Beck.

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.


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I am RIGHT November 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM
PATCH - No mention that Eric Beck is a South Brunswick resident. That seems odd when you mention Biondi was a Hillsborough resident. 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 Pete Biondi. 12th Congressional District: Incumbent Rush Holt (D), who has been in office since 1998, will take on Republican challenger Eric Beck.
Davy James November 05, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, oversight on my part it's been a long week. It's been added.
neel November 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I am registered for south brunswick, but I actually go to college at rutgers and live in new brunswick, and wont be able to vote in south brunswick due to transportation difficulties, do I have any other alternatives?
Davy James November 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Neel, try calling the county clerk's office at (732) 745-3827
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:19 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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