On Tuesday, voters from New Jersey Republicans and Democrats chose their candidates in the 2022 general election to run for Congress, constituencies and local elections.
The congress was led by individuals, and the incumbent Democrats of South Jersey – in The first, second and third constituencies that win from their parties. They continue to defend their place in November.
The first constituency
In the first district of Congress, which covers most of Camden and Gloucester counties, incumbent Democrat Donald Norcross declared victory over rookie Mario DeSantis, a Collingswood teacher.
Norcross called the vote 41,477 against 11,940 the product of “overwhelming support” for the electrician, who became a legislator.
All votes are still considered unofficial as long as the counting of ballots by mail continues. Districts must confirm data with the New Jersey Department of State by June 20.
The results of the 2022 congressional New Jersey primaries are live
DeSantis told the Courier Post on Wednesday that he “never shied away from doing what was necessary, for fear of repercussions.”
“Despite the challenges of running for federal office, with just $ 9,000 full-time teaching, a name that is disgusting to Democrats, and an incredible level of resistance, I’m so proud of our accomplishments,” he said.
“Now Mr. Norcross must lead the fight for a single universal health care system.”
In November, Norcross will face a familiar opponent; Claire Gustafson won the Republican primaries.
Norcross defeated Gustafson in the 2020 general election.
But on Tuesday, businesswoman Collingswood won her party.
Gustafson received a candidacy from the Republican Party to run for first place in the constituency as a result of a vote of 12,840 against 5,812 for newcomer Republican Damon Goldo, a trade carpenter from West Deppford.
Incumbent Democrats Edward McDonnell and Carmen Rodriguez have won nominations from their party and will run to retain their seats on the Camden County Council of Commissioners.
Rodriguez became the best with 31,269 votes. McDonnell was right behind with 29,893. They defeated Democratic contenders Rebecca Holloway (11,084) and Wilhelmus Shrix (7,978), according to unofficial results.
The Republican party primaries for Camden County commissioner passed without controversy, and Joe Miller (10,263) and Ian Gill (10,224) moved on in November to challenge Rodriguez and McDonnell.
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The first race in Gloucester County passed without controversy, which confirmed that incumbent Democrats Frank DiMarco and Dennis DiCarlo will meet with Republicans Adam Wingate and Stephen Pokraduni in two seats on the board.
These two seats are crucial to deciding which political party will take control of the long-running Democrat-controlled government.
It currently consists of five Democrats and two Republicans who were elected last year.
If Republicans are able to take both seats, they will gain control of the board, and their members are likely to take over as director and deputy director in January.
DiMarco is currently the director of the board of directors, and this position is determined by the board members during the annual reorganization annually in January.
Carly K. Ramalina is a native of Gloucester County, which has been covering South Jersey since 2008.
Ramalina is based at the Courier Post and covers South Jersey schools and education issues for the Courier Post, the Daily Journal and the Burlington County Times.
She leads the NJ Press Pass, a live interview on social media that understands what’s important to Southern Jersey residents.
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