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2012 Primary Election Results in Holmdel and Hazlet

See how many votes your local candidates received in the no-contest primary.

This story was updated with the latest voting numbers on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.

Primary elections were held throughout New Jersey Tuesday, to determine who will represent their party in the general election in November.

State Sen. Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate over three challengers, and will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in the fall. He celebrated at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel Tuesday night. "In Washington, we can stay the course or we can change the course, he said in his remarks. "We must ensure for the people of America opportunities for greatness."

Menendez released a statement, saying, “I congratulate State Senator Joe Kyrillos on winning his primary race and look forward to a campaign that will focus on and discuss the differences between us in an honorable way.”

In the contested race for US Representative-6th District, Anna Little appeared to be the frontrunner, with 100 percent of districts reporting. The former Monmouth Republican Freeholder Anna Little had 3,424 votes, versus Ernesto Cullari, of the county Republican organization, with about 2,394.

Here are the results in Holmdel and Hazlet from the Monmouth County Clerk's Office, with 90% or more polling locations reporting. The primary candidates had no challengers within their own party, though far more Republicans than Democrats cast a vote in Holmdel.

But in Hazlet, the turnout was more evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.

 

DEM - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (Full Term)   Vote Count Percent Lawrence Luttrell 185 99.46% Write-In 1 0.54% Total 186 100.00% REP - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (Full Term)   Vote Count Percent Tom Critelli 537 99.63% Write-In 2 0.37% Total 539 100.00% DEM - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (1Yr Unexpired)   Vote Count Percent Mark Levinson 186 99.47% Write-In 1 0.53% Total 187 100.00% REP - Township Committee Holmdel Twp (1Yr Unexpired)   Vote Count Percent Joseph Ponisi 534 99.81% Write-In 1 0.19% Total 535 100.00%

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DEM - Township Committee Hazlet Twp   Vote Count Percent James DiNardo 420 50.42% Barbara Ronchetti 409 49.10% Write-In 4 0.38% Total 833 100.00% REP - Township Committee Hazlet Twp   Vote Count Percent James Brady 502 50.00% David Tinker 500 49.78% Write-In 2 0.22% Total 1004 100.00%
Nick J. June 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
A nice victory for the Holmdel Republican Party as these voters came out to the polls by nearly a 3 - 1 majority and sent a clear message to the Democrats. Congrats to Tom & Joe, we expect great things from these gentlemen.
Tony Orsini June 06, 2012 at 03:10 PM
The numbers are standard, mayor. Don't count your chickens until he shows up to harass you and your candidates who will continue the fiscally inept 10% tax increases and won't face the music to debate Levinson & Luttrell.
Nick J. June 06, 2012 at 03:41 PM
The numbers are standard alright...a standard 3-1 whooping. Hey Tony, I guess all of your live personal phone calls yesterday to your base, couldn't get enough people excited to come out to the polls.
bud June 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Now that the candidates are determined, the #1 issue in Holmdel remains: What to do with the Alcatel/Lucent property? Whatever we do, we better hurry up since there is a very real possibility of bankruptcy in 2013 when a $765M convertible bond is due for refinancing mid-year. FYI, Nortel filed for bankruptcy with $2.4Billion in cash on hand! Any deal not completed by that time will come to an abrupt end. See today's WSJ/Barron's Online.
Martin B. Brilliant June 08, 2012 at 03:35 PM
For once I almost agree with "bud". Party labels are irrelevant in Holmdel, and our little Republican majority is unlikely to swing the state. However, redeveloping the Alcatel-Lucent property might never balance the budget by itself, and certainly won't next year. The stark choice still faces us: tax or default (unless our politicians can scrape up another miracle).

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