OCEAN COUNTY – The Primary Elections are upon us once again. Don’t forget to make your vote count on June 5, 2018.
Some towns will be seeing some new faces on the ballot this year.
The 2018 Municipal Primary Candidates for Barnegat Committee are:
- Linda Kropf, Republican
- Pasquale “Pat” Pipi, Republican
- Daniel Ward, Democrat
- Paul Whitcraft, Democrat
These candidates are all running for a 3-year term on the Township Committee. You will be voting for two of these candidates. The Barnegat Township Clerk, Michele River, confirmed that none of these candidates are incumbents.
In Stafford, all of the candidates are Republican. However, some of the new faces are MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans. MAGA Republicans, according to their website, advocate for the interests of “Make America Great Again” credo and are supporters of President Donald Trump.
Stafford’s mayoral candidates are current mayor John Spodofora (Republican), and Gregory E. Myhre (MAGA Republican). They are running for a 3-year term as mayor.
Stafford’s council candidates are:
- Gordan “Rich” Carlson, Republican
- Stephen Fessler, Republican
- Raymond Fix, Republican
- Paul Marchal, Republican (current Council President)
- Sharon McKenna, Republican
- David Taylor, Republican
- Thomas Steadman, MAGA Rep.
- Anthony Guariglia, MAGA Rep.
- Michael Pfancook, MAGA Rep.
- George Williams, MAGA Rep.
- Robert Henken-Siefken, MAGA Rep.
- Paul Krier, MAGA Rep.
You will be voting for one mayor and six council members.
In Lacey Township, there are two Democrats and two Republicans on the ballot:
- Gary Quinn, Republican
- Tim McDonald, Republican
- Jesse Ehrnstrom, Democrat
- Shawn Judson, Democrat
These candidates are running for a 3-year term on the Township Committee. You will be voting for two of these candidates.
To find your voting district and polling place, visit the state website at voter.njsvrs.com/PublicAccess/jsp/PollPlace/PollPlaceSearch.jsp.