Little Silver, Oceanport Election Guide 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect each borough and Monmouth County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Little Silver-Oceanport Patch is devoted to bringing 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.
- Little Silver Borough Council: Lots of familiar names will greet voters here in the booth this November. The incumbent slate - all Republicans - includes Jonathan Bitman and David Gilmour running for full terms on the council and Don Galante opting to run for the one-year, unexpired term that was filled by now-Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr.
- Oceanport Borough Council: It's a quiet election year in Oceanport with two Republican incumbents running for reelection. Councilman William Johnson and Councilman Gerald Bertekap are each running for full terms on the borough council.
- 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 will seek a one-year, unexpired term. DiMaso faces Democratic challenger Kevin Lavan.
- 6th Congressional District: Oceanport voters will decide if incumbent Frank Pallone (D), who has been in office since 1988, will prevail over Republican challenger Anna Little. Pallone defeated Little in 2010.
- 4th Congressional District: Little Silver voters, who are being moved in a district shuffle, will weigh in on the congressional race between Democrat Brian P. Froelich and Republican Christopher H. Smith.
- 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.