November 6, 2019

Sacks, Lambros Win Princeton Council Seats

By Donald Gilpin

Democrats Mia Sacks with 4,283 votes (44.99 percent) and Michelle Pirone Lambros with 4,111 votes (43.18 percent) won seats on the Princeton Council in Tuesday’s election, defeating Independent Adam Bierman (1,092 votes, 11.47 percent), while three candidates were elected to the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education (BOE), all for three-year terms. The results are unofficial and do not include provisional and mail-in ballots.

In the closely-contested BOE vote, the challengers out-polled the incumbents, as newcomer Susan Kanter led the pack with 3,157 votes (27.16 percent), former Board member Dafna Kendal received 2,948 votes (25.35 percent), and incumbent Debbie Bronfeld won the third seat with 2,795 votes (24.04 percent). Greg Stankiewicz’s bid for reelection fell just short with 2,682 votes (23.07 percent).

In the race for New Jersey Assembly for the 16th Legislative District, incumbent Democrats Andrew Zwicker with 26,280 votes (27.85 percent) and Roy Freiman with 25,077 votes (26.58 percent) retained their seats over Republican challengers Mark Caliguire (21,606 votes, 22.90 percent) and Christine Madrid (21,387 votes, 22.67 percent). In Princeton the tally was 3,491 for Zwicker, 3,331 for Freiman, 653 for Madrid, and 643 for Caliguire.

Democrat Brian Hughes won his fifth four-year term as Mercer County Executive with 44,682 votes (69.37 percent), handily overcoming his Republican opponent Lishian “Lisa” Wu, who received 19,696 votes (30.58 percent). Princeton voters supported Hughes by 3,264 to 762.

In the only other countywide election, incumbent Democrats Andrew Koontz and Nina D. Melker, running unopposed, regained their positions for another two-year term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.