Montclair Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the town and Essex County.


As we look ahead to November’s elections, Montclair Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race that will impact the town. Though there are no local elections, there are plenty of other races you will be voting in. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

  • Essex County Sheriff: Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, will square off against Orlando Mendez in November.
  • 11th Congressional District: Longtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who faced no opposition in the GOP primary, will take on Democratic Challenger John Arvanites, who also had no opponents in the primary. 
  • Donald Payne Jr., son of the late Rep. Donald Payne, will face Republican Brian Kelemen in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 10 to one.
  • U.S. Senate: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
  • U.S. President: President Barack Obama will presumptively face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a campaign that has already focused heavily on the economy and job growth.
Roland Straten June 16, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Shelley, This is very good that you are posting general information on candidates. In the past there has been no really good reliable source for this information.
Shelley Emling June 16, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Thanks much!


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