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Only 10% Turn Out for Primary Elections

Primary election results are in.

With less than 10 percent of registered voters taking part in Tuesday's primary elections, Republican candidate Filipe Pedroso and Democratic candidate Wiliam Metz earned their nominations for township council in uncontested primaries.

A total of 2,710 votes were cast, out of 28,375 registered voters.

Pedroso earned 1,812 votes, and officially earned the Republican nomination.

Metz received 526 votes, and officially earned the Democratic nomination.

Both are running in the November elections to fill an unexpired term after Pedroso was chosen in January to fill a council position vacated by Mayor Dan Hayes.

Elections will be held Nov. 6.

Mike Umbris June 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Congrats to Mr Pedroso. I am looking forward to him serving Bridgewater and offsetting the poor decisions of Christine Rose and Pushpavati Amin
Barry July 10, 2012 at 08:06 AM
You are not suggesting that the Council walk in lock step with each other - do you? Is it not good to have differing points of view on the Council? Let's also be careful, as several GOP County insiders have indicated that Pedroso is the mirror vote of Moench. Both are close friends, both have come thru the process together. What we need, is for a Council member to seek to do the RIGHT thing by the voters. That does not necessarily mean voting in lock step. What we do not want or need, is the perception of doing the right thing, when in reality, it's to favor someone's personal agenda. Politics is supposed to be a self-less endeavor working for the people of their district. Trying and working to do the Right thing. All too often, what we see, is power mongering. Just an observation - does Moench have higher political aspirations and is Pedrosos' votes helping to further those aspirations? If the answer is yes, we have a major problem and either Moench or Pedroso or both, need to go. Time will tell as we watch their votes. And while very few attend the meetings, the minutes are being read.

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