Lewis receives 160 write-in votes for state Senate
His name might not have been on the ballot, but Olympic legend Carl Lewis still managed to pick up at least 160 write-in votes in the 8th Legislative District’s Senate contest.
That total was far behind the 16,000-plus tally of victorious Republican incumbent Dawn Marie Addiego, but it put him well above the other famous write-in vote recipients, among them Mickey Mouse, Cookie Monster, Abraham Lincoln, and comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Dems win squeaker in a tightly contested 7th Legislative District race
Democrat Herb Conaway is returning to the state Assembly and joining him will be his former aide, Troy Singleton.
Conaway, of Delanco, and Singleton, of Palmyra, beat Republicans Jim Keenan and Chris Halgas in a squeaker for the 7th Legislative District’s two seats.
Strange election season comes to a close Tuesday
Sun Nov 6, 2011.
Twitter sex advice, county pot farms and a protracted legal battle over an Olympic legend’s residency.
Those story lines featured prominently during this year’s election season, which features no federal or statewide races but plenty of legislative, county and municipal contests.
Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.
At the top of the ballot this year are the races for state Legislature, where all 120 seats are up for grabs.
8th Legislative District
NOV 3, 2011.
1 seat — 2 years
Note: Democrat Carl Lewis was removed from the ballot
Uncontested candidates were not asked for biographical information or to answer questions.
Weedman back on NJ ballot though he lives in LA
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A state New Jersey Assembly candidate says he's amused he's on the ballot.
Edward Forchion (FOR'-chin), who likes to be known as Weedman, lives in Los Angeles where he runs a medical marijuana dispensary.