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April 3, 2011 Endorsement Meeting Results

The PCDO's endorsement meeting for local races had a tremendous turnout this evening. No nominations were made from the floor, so the two Township Committee candidates were endorsed by acclamation. After the Borough candidates spoke, a total of 200 ballots were collected and counted from PCDO members.

To summarize the results, of the three candidates for Mayor, only David Goldfarb exceeded the 40% of the Borough votes, the threshold to receive a recommendation to be placed in the Democratic column on the primary ballot, but without the official slogan. In the council race, both Heather Howard And Barbara Trelstad exceeded 60% of the Borough votes and 50% overall, so received the full endorsement of the PCDO to be in the column with the official slogan on the primary ballot.

A detailed breakdown of the votes is as follows:

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PCDO Endorses Roger Martindell; Jo Butler and Anne Neumann win recommendation for column placement

Congratulations to all the candidates! The results of the PCDO endorsement vote for Princeton Borough Council:

PCDO Endorsement Vote Totals

3/29/2009

Votes

Boro

Twp

Total

Jenny Crumiller

52

45

97

Kevin Wilkes

45

27

72

Peggy Karcher

26

14

40

Mendy Fisch

11

11

22

BALLOTS:

81

61

142

Percentage of Total Ballots*

Boro

Twp

Total

Jenny Crumiller

64%

74%

68%

Kevin Wilkes

56%

44%

51%

Peggy Karcher

32%

23%

28%

Mendy Fisch

14%

18%

15%

*Total votes > # of ballots since people could vote for up to 2

According to PCDO Bylaws, the PCDO has communicated our recommendation to the County Chair to put Crumiller in the official Democratic column on the primary ballot with the official party slogan, and Wilkes in the column without the official party slogan. Acording to state law all ballot placement is up to the county chair.

Chad Goerner and Liz Lempert, both incumbents, were endorsed for Township Committee by a vote of acclamation.

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PCDO Endorses Roger Martindell; Jo Butler and Anne Neumann win recommendation for column placement

Congratulations to all the candidates!  The results of the PCDO endorsement vote for Princeton Borough Council:

PCDO Endorsement Vote Totals

3/21/2010

 

     

Votes

    
  

Boro

Twp

Total

 

Martindell

33

31

64

 

Neumann

21

27

48

 

Butler

18

18

36

 

no endorsement

1

1

2

     
 

BALLOTS:

43

45

88

     

Percentage of Total Ballots*

  
     
  

Boro

Twp

Total

 

Martindell

77%

69%

73%

 

Neumann

49%

60%

55%

 

Butler

42%

40%

41%

     
     

*Total votes > # of ballots
since people could vote for up to 2

According to PCDO Bylaws, the PCDO has communicated our recommendation to the County Chair to put Martindell in the official Democratic column on the primary ballot with the official party slogan, and both Butler and Neumann in the column without the official party slogan. Acording to state law all ballot placement is up to the county chair.

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PCDO Endorses Roger Martindell; Jo Butler and Anne Neumann win recommendation for column placement

Congratulations to all the candidates!  The results of the PCDO endorsement vote for Princeton Borough Council:

PCDO Endorsement Vote Totals

3/21/2010

 

     

Votes

    
  

Boro

Twp

Total

 

Martindell

33

31

64

 

Neumann

21

27

48

 

Butler

18

18

36

 

no endorsement

1

1

2

     
 

BALLOTS:

43

45

88

     

Percentage of Total Ballots*

  
     
  

Boro

Twp

Total

 

Martindell

77%

69%

73%

 

Neumann

49%

60%

55%

 

Butler

42%

40%

41%

     
     

*Total votes > # of ballots
since people could vote for up to 2

According to PCDO Bylaws, the PCDO has communicated our recommendation to the County Chair to put Martindell in the official Democratic column on the primary ballot with the official party slogan, and both Butler and Neumann in the column without the official party slogan. Acording to state law all ballot placement is up to the county chair.

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RIDE TO THE POLLS

Do you need a ride to the polls?  Email rides@princetondems.org  or call 609-759-1055.

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Topic of Tax Fairness heating up

Thanks in large part to the efforts of the PCDO's ad hoc committee on Local Issues and its successor non-partisan group, Princeton Citizens for Tax Fairness, the topic of Princeton University's contribution to our municipal finances has been in the news lately.

 

This was the lead editorial in Saturday's Star-Ledger. 

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2010/07/princeton_university_should_co.html

This was the coverage from Bloomberg News over the past few weeks:

Video feed:        http://feedroom.businessweek.com/?fr_story=c2b132bc383f23ef64ddb1567b1dbecd43843a87

Article:    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-29/princeton-as-hedge-fund-foils-residents-seeking-relative-share-of-taxes.html

Last April’s article from the Princeton Alumni Weekly:

http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2010/05/12/pages/4849/ For those of you who haven't seen these articles, they are quite informative. Check them out!

 

 

 

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