Continue Stronghold in Borough, Township
Democrats have continued their
reign in Princeton Borough and Township. The Democratic candidates
on the national, state, and municipal levels pulled through victorious
with Princeton voters.
In the Borough, incumbent Democratic
Council members Andrew Koontz and Roger Martindell won with 2,613
and 2,512 votes respectively. Republican Evan Baehr lost the race
with 1,514 votes, approximately 500 of those votes were cast by
Princeton University students. Township mayoral incumbent Phyllis
Marchand easily won all 14 voting districts over Republican Irene
White 4,782 votes to 2,331. Democrat Lance Liverman won the seat
being vacated by Committeewoman Casey Hegener with 4,738 votes
over Republican challenger Paul Kapp's 2,369 votes.
the national level, Senator John Kerry took 3,155 of the Borough
votes and 5,436 of Township votes compared to President George
W. Bush's 956 Borough votes and 2,085 Township votes. Democratic
Congressman Rush Holt (12th District) beat out Republican Bill
Spadea with 3,122 votes in the Borough and 5,768 in the Township,
compared to Mr. Spadea's 828 Borough votes and 1,741 Township
In both the Township and Borough, Democrats Keith
Hamilton and Anthony Carabelli won handily over their Republican
opponents Joseph D'Angelo and Joseph DiCara.
counts are unofficial. See next week's issue for the official
"There is a wonderful economic diversity
in this town and I plan to attempt to preserve that," said
Mr. Koontz after winning.
Mr. Martindell said his number
one priority will be to reduce the tax burden to residents, by
increasing nontax revenues such as parking.
Of her winning
the entire Township, Ms. Marchand said the win was "gratifying."
looking to cut taxes and I think we will look at how we can develop
the community in a balanced way. That includes the issue of the
Medical Center and the Princeton Shopping Center."
Liverman said he was "amazed" with his sound victory
as a first-time candidate and continued his campaign promise of
creating improved roads and parks in the Township.