Hazlet 2012 Election Guide
The candidates seeking office in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election.
If you normally vote at Raritan High School (Districts 7 & 17), your polling location has been moved to Hazlet's Town Hall, 1766 Union Ave. (in Veteran's Memorial Park).
All other polling places we be in operation as usual, according to information posted on the Hazlet Township Facebook page.
- Hazlet Board of Education: Residents will choose from four candidates for three open spots on the Hazlet Board of Education. The candidates are: Natale Iannello, and incumbents Francis "Mick" McGrath, Celine E. McNally, and Stephen F. Willig, Sr. (I).
- Hazlet Township Committee: Voters will choose two candidates. Democrats James DiNardo and Barbara Ronchetti will face Republicans incumbents James Brady and David Tinker.
- Monmouth County Freeholders: Voters will fill one three-year term, with Republican incumbent John Curley facing Democratic challenger William Shea, who was defeated in his freeholder bid in 2011. Incumbent Republican Freehold Serena DiMaso of Holmdel will seek a one-year, unexpired term. DiMaso faces Democratic challenger Kevin Lavan of Hazlet.
- 6th Congressional District: Incumbent Frank Pallone (D), who has been in office since 1988, will once again take on Republican challenger Anna Little. Pallone defeated Little in 2010. Also running for the seat is Herbert L. Tarbous of the Reform Party; Karan Zalatel; MacDara Lydon; Len Flynn of the Libertarian Party.
- 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.