PCDO Supports 3 Princeton Council Candidates

Special thanks to the Princeton Council candidates, as well as the PCDO Executive Board and PCDO members for making our Local Candidate Forum and Endorsement meeting a success. Thanks, too, Asm. Zwicker for moderating the forum. As we turn towards the primary election on June 4, 2019, we know the Candidate Forum and Endorsement Meeting provided an opportunity for the candidates to be heard, refine their platforms, and reach the largest pool of Democratic voters in our community in true grassroots fashion. Thank you for your participation.

After one round of voting, all three (3) candidates received the support of the PCDO, but none received the endorsement.  In order to receive the endorsement, a candidate must meet or exceed 60% of the votes cast by members then present and voting. Members who reach at least 40% but less than 60% receive the support of the organization.  The vote was calculated after one round of voting by secret ballot using ranked choice voting to weight voters’ first and second choices equally:

  • Council Candidate Mia Sacks received the PCDO’s support for Princeton Council with 59% of the vote
  • Council Candidate and incumbent Tim Quinn received the PCDO’s support for Princeton Council with 58% of the vote
  • Council Candidate Michelle Pirone Lambros received the PCDO’s support for Princeton Council with 40% of the vote

There were 165 ballots cast and one (additional) ballot was disqualified.  Voters were asked to rank up to three (3) Council candidates. Voters’ first and second choices were ranked equally. The breakdown of the vote follows:


Name

Percentage

Total First and Second Votes

Sacks

59%

97

Quinn

58%

95

Pirone Lambros

40%

66

 

The PCDO will share its endorsement meeting results with the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee, who will hold the ballot placement meeting on March 18. 

Sincerely,

Jean Y. Durbin

PCDO President

 

P.S. Join us for these upcoming events:

  • BWC Blue Wave Celebration and Fundraiser, March 20 at 6pm

  • Mercer County Democratic Convention, March 21, WW Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Rd (Open to the public)

  • Freeholder Koontz Fundraiser, March 24 at the IVY 4-6pm

  • April 14 PCDO Monthly Meeting: Princeton’s climate action plan with presentation and discussion with Sustainable Princeton, 7pm

 

For those who attended the meeting, Asm. Zwicker's bill A5205 on RCV should be published early this week. The bill may be found here once it's posted, and its description reads: A5205 Establishes ranked-choice voting procedure for elections for Governor, State Senate, State General Assembly, United States Senate and House of Representatives, and presidential primaries and general elections for electors for United States President and Vice-President. 

 

 

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