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Middletown Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the township and Monmouth County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Middletown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

  • Township Committee: Incumbent Deputy Mayor Stephen G. Massell (R) will face Democratic challenger Linda S. Baum for a three-year term.
  • Monmouth County FreeholdersVoters 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 will seek a one-year, unexpired term. DiMaso faces Democratic challenger Kevin Lavan.
  • 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.
  • 12th Congressional District: Incumbent Rush Holt (D), who has been in office since 1998, will  take on Republican challenger Eric Beck.
  • 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.
Belford Bob October 07, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Is there even a question in Middletown? I'm voting for the guy who has done some really good things in the past three years not the woman who cares more about genetically mutated alfalfa or pointing fingers about health benefits that she enjoys on the taxpayer's dime herself. Massell for Middletown!
Zannie October 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Give me a break, every election the Middletown GOP trots out their signs saying Tax-payers First. Then after Middletown elects the GOP committee members, they raise our taxes again or steal money from the library. It is time for anyone but these liars.
Belford Bob October 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM
You mean like Linda proposes by selling TOMSA despite the fact we have the lowest rates in the state?
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:00 AM
On the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:38 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 12:53 PM
The ballot box at Thorne was having some serious issues this morning. You were directed to vote the questions first (no submit yet) and then the candidates. Well, it turns out that you either had to vote yes or no for both. Voting Yes/No or No/Yes was not an option. I had to choose to vote for the one which was more important. .....then you had the whiners to deal with. That said, I commend those officials and their patience.
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Yes Bob, I believe that's what our friend "Zannie" (aptly named I might add) is eluding too. I don't see how anyone could label Linda Baum anything but a loon.
Brass Monkey November 06, 2012 at 02:46 PM
That was not happening when I was there at 6:51 am. Maybe your head was jarred one too many times.
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Yea, were you district #46? Because if you were there, then you know there were more than one room and more than one polling machine per room. I was there at 6:20 and this was the case, there Simpleton.
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM
A blog and a .org. BRILLIANT!!! Throw in a Dilbert and you win.
NJarhead November 06, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Hey brain-child, here's what didn't happen in Middletown today: http://middletown-nj.patch.com/articles/paper-ballots-used-in-parts-of-middletown?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003

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