The most closely watched race in Hunterdon County took place in Lambertville for the heavily contested seat for Mayor. With only a 10% margin, first time challenger Julia Fahl received the necessary votes to win the June 5th NJ Primary Election. Fahl defeated incumbent David DelVecchio, who held Lambertville's Mayoral seat for 27 years.
In 2013, Mayor DelVecchio conducted the first same-sex marriage in New Jersey. Fahl praised DelVecchio for his service and for a well-fought campaign. Fahl campaigned for more open and transparent city government, better budget management, maintaining and investing in open space and revitalizing municipal boards and commissions.
The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee would also like to recognize and thank Mayor DelVecchio for his service to Lambertville as Mayor. DelVecchio is also a former HCDC Chair.
The Battle for U.S. Senate- Statewide the most closely watched race took place between incumbent Senator Bob Menendez against challenger Lisa McCormick. While Menendez will advance to the general election, both Hunterdon and Somerset Counties threw their support behind McCormick. Hunterdon Democrats preferred McCormick by a 4,525 to 3,002 margin while Somerset voters gave McCormick a narrower victory, 8,315 to 8,248. Voters in Middlesex and Union counties gave Menendez a wider margin of victory. Senator Menendez will go up against GOP candidate Bob Hugin. Statewide Menendez took in 62.2% of the votes and Hugin took 75.1%. However, more Democrats voted in the primary. Menendez had 259,875 votes while Hugin only had 167,121.