As we look ahead to November’s elections, Holmdel-Hazlet Patch will bring you the information you need about the races that matter in your town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Holmdel Board of Education: Six candidates are vying for three open seats on the Holmdel Board of Education in November. They are: Joseph D. Hammer, incumbent Chiung-Yin Cheng Liu, John A. Martinez, Jennifer Rainess, Peter Reddy, and incumbent Robin Wetmore.
- Holmdel Township Committee: Democrat Lawrence Luttrell will face Republican Tom Critelli for a 3-year term. Democrat Mark Levinson race against Republican Joe Ponisi for an unexpired 1-year term.
- 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.
- 4th Congressional District: After the recent redistricting, Holmdel Township is now in the 4th Congressional District, where the contest is between Christopher Smith (R) incumbent, and Brian Froelich (D) challenger.
- 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.