June 8, 2016

Crumiller, Quinn, Are Top Vote-getters in Council Race

Incumbent Jenny Crumiller and newcomer Tim Quinn won the most votes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary race for two Princeton Council seats, beating out fellow contenders Leticia Fraga and Anne Neumann. These are unofficial results.

According to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office, Ms. Crumiller earned 2,587 votes, or 31.42 percent of the vote, while Mr. Quinn received 2,168, or 26.33 percent. Following closely behind, Ms. Fraga got 2,124 votes, which is 25.80 percent, and Ms. Neumann earned 1,348, or 16.37 percent.

Ms. Crumiller served on Princeton Borough Council prior to consolidation, and has been a member of Princeton Council since the merger in 2013. Her campaign was focused on the issues of affordability and maintaining the town’s character. Mr. Quinn was president and vice president of the Princeton Board of Education and is a current member of the town’s Planning Board. He is the marketing and communications director of the Princeton Public Library. In his campaign, he stressed the importance of affordable housing and the effect of teardowns on neighborhoods throughout Princeton.

Ms. Fraga would have been the first Latina to be elected to municipal office in Princeton if she had won. Ms. Neumann, who is a Princeton native, is known to voters from her work on various boards and commissions.

Seeking a second term, Mayor Liz Lempert ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and earned 4,007 votes. There were 18 write-ins. In the Republican primary, there were no candidates for Council. But Peter Marks ran as a Republican, unopposed, for mayor. He earned 476 votes.

Winners of Tuesday’s election will go on the November general election ballot, where they will likely run unopposed.

In the presidential primary race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were declared the winners in New Jersey. Ms. Clinton defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont after consistently leading in the polls and winning over most of the New Jersey Democratic party leaders.