In Highland Park’s uncontested Borough Council election, Matthew Hersh was elected to a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Matt returns to council, after serving on council from 2016-2018, reluctantly resigning because of a job conflict. Now having a different job, he is very pleased to be able to work once again on behalf of his community. And incumbent Elsie Foster, who has been a council member since 2000, was elected to another three-year term. Incumbent School Board members Anne Gowen, Robert Roslewicz, and Michelle McFadden-DiNicola each were re-elected for another three-year term.
In Middlesex County, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin was elected Middlesex County clerk, and incumbent Freeholders Charles Tomaro and Leslie Koppel were each re-elected to a three-year term.
Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District won his 17th two-year term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing for the regulated sale of recreational marijuana, but legal use or sales are not likely to happen anytime soon.
- Passed by a 2-1 ratio, the measure technically goes into effect on the first of January.
- But NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today released a statement reminding residents that all of the existing criminal laws regarding marijuana will remain on the books until the Legislature enacts a regulatory framework for its legal sale.
- Some in the business say that it could take a year for the structure to be completely in place.