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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.

  • 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.
  • 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 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: 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.
  • 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.
S Talarico June 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Who is running against Chris Smith in the NJ's 4th Congressional district. Isn't that the district that Little Silver will be in come January 2013?
Dentss Dunnagun June 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Little silver town council voted to go ahead with the towns reassessment ,knowing full well it's harsh economic treatment on long time residents and seniors living in town ....Fair Haven refused to do the reassessment ...VOTE OUT ALL INCUMBENTS
Amy Byrnes (Editor) June 19, 2012 at 05:01 PM
The guide has been updated to include the 4th Congressional District, which Little Silver voters will be weighing in on in November, and reflect ever-changing game of musical districts.

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