Hopewell Valley League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forums

    The Hopewell Valley League of Women Voters will be holding two upcoming candidate forums.

    Hopewell Township Committee

    Candidates running for seats on the Hopewell Township Committee have been invited to a forum on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at

    7:30pm at the Hopewell Township Auditorium, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560. The forum will be broadcast on Channel 95 (Comcast) and Channel 30 (Verizon) after the event.

    The four Hopewell Township residents vying for two three-year terms on the municipal governing body are Kevin Kuchinski, Luis Nicolao, Michael Ruger, and Philip Volpe.


    Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education

    Three Hopewell Township seats on the Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education will also be on the ballot.  The League of Women Voters will hold a separate candidate forum on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:30pm at Hopewell Valley Central High School’s television production studio, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.

    The candidates running for these three seats are: Darius Matthews, Alyce Murray, Adam Sawicki, and Sarah Tracy.


    What else is on the ballot this November?

    In the November election Hopewell Valley voters will vote for a Governor, State Senator and two members of the State General Assembly. Mercer County offices on the ballot will include Freeholders (2) and the County Sheriff. Within Hopewell Valley, Pennington Borough Council has two seats and Hopewell Borough Council has 3 seats open on their governing bodies and all these seats are uncontested. There will also be two ballot questions, one is a bond act and one is a constitutional amendment.

    Also check out MercerMe’s “2017 Hopewell Valley Election Information.”


    The regularly scheduled General Election and School Board Election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Polls will be open from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm.

    To check if you are registered call the Mercder County Clerk (609) 989-6750 or go to: http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information.html and click on “Am I registered?” under the heading “Register to Vote”

    The Hopewell Valley League of Women Voters celebrates its 55th anniversary this year.  For information on the Hopewell Valley League, please call Joann Held at 609-737-0867 or contact us at HVLeague@gmail.com

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    1. Once again the enigmatic public questions are not subject to debate.

      The first question deals with moneys collected for damages to natural
      resources. “Currently, these moneys may be used for any State purpose.”

      The second question deals with libraries and a bond act of $125M which
      will be used to construct and expand libraries.

      The last public question I could understand was “Football” or “No Football”.

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