Incumbents rolled in a low-turnout event that featured several uncontested races. A majority of the ballots were cast by mail.
By Matt Skoufalos | June 8, 2022
There were few surprises in Tuesday’s primaries, which featured a slate of largely uncontested races at the local level, and blowout wins by incumbents at the federal and county levels.
According to the latest numbers from the Camden County Board of Elections, 40,305 Democrats participated in the election, or 21.84 percent of the 184,566 registered in the county. Overwhelmingly, Democratic voters cast more ballots by mail (32,214 votes) than at the polls (7,801 votes). Only 290 Democratic votes were cast during the early voting period.
Among 63,731 registered Republicans in Camden County, only 16.29 percent, or 10,384 voters, participated in Tuesday’s primaries. Of those, 5,878 voted by mail, 4,410 at the polls, and 96 during the early voting period.
All results are preliminary and are considered unofficial until certified by the Camden County Clerk.
U.S. Congressionial Race
Incumbent Democrat Donald Norcross of Camden City (30,592 votes) fended off challenger Mario De Santis of Glassboro (8,599 votes) to retain his place on the ballot in the fall.
Norcross will face Republican Claire Gustafson (7,802 votes) in the general election for New Jersey’s First U.S. Congressional District, after she defeated Damon Galdo of West Deptford (2,274 votes) in Tuesday’s primary.
Camden County Commissioners Race
In the race for the Camden County Board of Commissioners, incumbent Democrats Carmen Rodriguez of Merchantville (30,003 votes) and Edward McDonnell of Pennsauken (28,702 votes) outpaced challengers Rebecca Holloway of Clementon (10,394 votes) and Wilhelmus Schrieks of Collingswood (7,452 votes).
Rodriguez and McDonnell will square off against Republicans Joe Miller (9,534 votes) and Ian Gill (9,504 votes), both from Audubon, for the commissioner seats in November.
No local government race in our coverage area was contested in Tuesday’s primary elections.
In Audubon Park, Democrats Gloria A. Jones and Thomas Goebel faced no balloted opposition from within their own party for two seats on the local government council, and no Republican candidate filed a petition to appear on the ballot.
Likewise, Republican incumbent mayor Lawrence Pennock faced no balloted opposition from within his own party, nor did any Democratic candidate file a petition to appear on the mayoral ballot.
In Haddon Heights, Democratic incumbents Tom Ottoson and Scott Schreiber faced no balloted opposition from within their own party for two seats on the local government council. No Republican has yet filed a petition seeking office.
In Merchantville, incumbent Democratic Councilman Anthony Perno and council president Raymond Woods faced no balloted opposition from within their own party. No Republican has yet filed a petition seeking office.
Similarly, incumbent Democratic Mayor Ted Brennan faced no balloted opposition from his own party, and no Republican has yet filed a petition seeking the office of mayor.
In Oaklyn, incumbent Democratic Council member Vincenzo Angelucci and challenger Chad Jordan faced no balloted opposition from within their own party. No Republican has yet filed a petition seeking office.
In Pennsauken, incumbent Deputy Mayor Nicole Roberts faced no opponent from within her own party, nor has any Republican yet filed a petition seeking office.
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