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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.
Darren Gladden June 19, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Look's like I'll be writting in a ton of People .........Who wants to go to Congress
Fernando Powers July 25, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Here is an update on the case Powers v. Ripa and Booth for the county committee seats that are in dispute. I submitted a 22 page brief with exhibits and the defendants were given two additional weeks to write new ones. They were due on July 6th, now we are waiting on a new court date from the judge for all the parties to appear. So when I hear something I will pass it on to everyone. Great job Darren and everyone that was there that participated in the Township meeting last night July 23, 2012. Semper fi, Fernando Powers
Paul J. DiBartolo July 25, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Lifetime NJ 1st District Congressman Rob Andrews spending campaign contributions to vacation and attend a wedding overseas is just one of the perks of having Jim Florio's handpicked replacement get entrenched in his public sector job. Given that entrenchment and the stupidity of the voters, Andrews sees no problem in breaking the law. Wake up New Jersey.
Jimmy July 28, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Camden County will Cheat and Beat the system like they always do. It's Norcross County so therefore by rigging the system, Gentek will win . There's no accountability in Norcross County This is how they do it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ClrHPShljM

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