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Springfield Primary Election Results

Low turnout and few surprises.

Other than a low turnout, there were few surprises in Springfield’s results for this week’s primary elections.

The two local candidates, Democrat , ran unopposed for their perspective party’s nomination for the single contested seat on the Township Committee. Keffer garnered 309 votes against one write-in candidate; Shehady 151 against two.

With seats on the County Democratic Committee up for vote, Democrats attracted more people to the polls overall than the Republicans. Democrats cast 2,401 votes and Republicans cast 942. Springfield voters checked off Keffer’s name more than any other candidate, ahead of General Assembly candidates Bruce Bergen and Norman Albert. , received 289 votes and Albert received 284.

Democratic Freeholder candidates Angel Estrada, Christopher Hudak and Vernell Wright received 263, 260 and 256 Springfield votes, respectively. All three candidates also placed in the .

On the Republican side, incumbent State Senator Thomas Kean was the chief vote-getter, garnering 165 votes in his unopposed contest. His colleagues in the assembly Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz—both also running unopposed—respectively received 160 and 155 votes. Freeholder candidates Andrew Smith and Edwin Ortiz both received 154 votes.

Glenn Scheyhing June 08, 2011 at 07:35 PM
It seems on a percentage basis, Springfield voters far outnumbered those of us in Roselle Park. Great work, S-Field!
Louis Herkalo September 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM
EVEN WITH A LOW TURNOUT IT IS STARTING TO SHOW THAT DEMOCRATS AND POSSIBLY SOME REPUBLICANS ARE FED UP WITH THE REPUBLICAN LED GOVERNMENT IN THIS STATE! GOVENOR CHRISTIE DOES NOT CARE ONE BIT ABOUT THIS STATE. YOU CAN SEE JUST AS YOU DRIVE THE ROADS(THAT ARE IN REAL BAD NEED OF REPAIR), THE WEEDS AND GRASS THAT ARE 3-4 FEET TALL AS YOU ENTER HIGHWAYS AND ALONG THE MEDIANS ETC, AND THE LITTER STREWN ALL OVER. NJ ONCE WAS CALLED THE GARDEN STATE AND NOW IT'S BEING CALLED "THE GARBAGE STATE" CHRISTIE WAS "INVITED" TO IOWA FOR A FORUM AND HE INFLATED JUST AS HIS WAISTLINE DOES, WHAT GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE FOR NJ. BOTTOM LINE, HE''S WAITING FOR 2012 AND THAT'S WHY HE DOES NOT CARE WHAT SHAPE THIS STATE IS IN! AS FOR SPRINGFIELD, THE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY STARTING TO SPEAK. EVEN WITH A LOW VOTER TURN OUT, MAYOR HUGH KEFFER DOUBLED THE VOTES OF EX-MAYOR ZIAD SHEHADY. THE VOTERS ARE SENDING A MESSAGE TO SHEHADY THIS EARLY "WE DON'T WANT YOU BACK IN OFFICE" THE TOWN IS LOOKING GOOD EXCEPT AFTER THE HURRICANE(NO TROPICAL STORM!). THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL AFTER A NICE SUMMER. THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPTS. DOING GOOD JOBS ON A DAILY BASIS AND LETS NOT FORGET THE FIRT AID SQUAD AND CROSSING GUARDS WHO ALSO PUT THEIR TIME IN. AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE TO NO IN-HOUSE FIGHTING WITH THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE LOUIS S. HERKALO SPRINGFIELD

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