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West Orange Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the town and Essex County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, West Orange Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race that will impact the town. There are plenty of races for you to vote in. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

  • Essex County Sheriff: Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, will square off against Orlando Mendez in November.
  • 10th Congressional District: Donald Payne Jr., the Newark Council President and the son of the deceased congressman bearing the same name will square off against Republican Brian C. Keleman of Bayonne in November to represent parts of Essex — including West Orange —, Hudson and Union counties.
  • 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.
  • West Orange School Board: Incumbents Michelle Casalino and Paul Petigrow try to hold on to their West Orange Board of Education seats against challengers Ronald Charles, Adam Kraemer and Joseph Sorbino.
Adam Kraemer June 16, 2012 at 12:14 PM
This was a good primer on the races. However, West Orange will be split between the 10th and 11th congressional districts. Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen is expected by most observers of things political to retain his seat in the 11th. My reading of the map is that most of West Orange fits in the 11th.
Mick Erickson September 21, 2012 at 07:40 PM
West Orange has a resident in the in the 10th Congressional District. Neither other candidates are from West Orange. But I guess independents don't get published on the patch except in comments. Keep voting Democrat and Republican if you want more of the same insanity. www.mickerickson2012.org
Mike D'Onofrio (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 08:14 PM
@Mike Erickson Greetings! Yes, I see that you are on the ballot for the 10th. Please shoot me an email so I can send you a candidate profile form for you to fill out which goes up on our site. My email is mike.donofrio@patch.com Thanks
richard kline November 06, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Is st cloud school poling place open tomorrow??
Lisa November 06, 2012 at 03:05 PM
no St. Cloud is voting at the firestation at 3 Ridgeway right up northfield ave.

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