Gloucester Township Election Guide: Municipal, County, State and Federal
The candidates running in the township and regional school board races, as well as county freeholder, state Assembly and federal contests.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Gloucester Township Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the municipal, county, state and federal candidates we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Gloucester Township Public Schools: In its first-ever November election, the K-8 district will see voters go to polls to select three board members for three-year terms. Those voters will have four choices: Incumbents Felicia Reid, Raymond J. Carr III and William Fontanez and challenger Teddy Liddell.
- Black Horse Pike Regional School District: Also in its first-ever November election, the regional school district's board race features incumbents Jay J. McMullin and Jennifer Storer and challengers Sam Garro, Dawn Leary, and Louis Vizoco, a former BHPRSD board member. All are seeking one of three three-year terms up for grabs. Incubment Joe Baldino is not seeking re-election.
- Camden County Freeholders: Incumbents Jeffrey L. Nash and Ian K. Leonard are joined by Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek on the Democratic Party ticket. They are facing Republican candidates Diana Esobar-Wachter, Ian Gill and Eugene Lawrence—a Gloucester Township resident and former councilman.
- Camden County Sheriff: Incumbent Charles Billingham (D) faces Republican Christine Leone-Zwillinger.
- 4th Legislative District: Interim Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D), who is Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer's aide, faces Republican candidate Shelley Lovett in the only New Jersey Assembly race of 2012. This should be a heated contest between two Gloucester Township residents. Mosquera won an Assembly seat in the 2011 election, only to see the result overturned after Lovett challenged her residency in the legislative district. She was finally seated on an interim basis in March.
- 1st Congressional District: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D) will face Republican Gregory Horton.
- U.S. Senate: U.S. Sen. 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. Menendez chose Gloucester Township as one of two towns in New Jersey to launch his re-election bid, on May 22.
- 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.