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  Mercer
County Government
  Mercer County Executive  Brian M. Hughes 3 11 +29.99%
 Mercer County Board of Freeholders 
  Mercer County Clerk  Paula Sollami Covello 2 10 +21.45%
 Mercer County Sheriff 
  Mercer County Surrogate  Diane Gerofsky 2 11 +24.12%
Municipalities
 East Windsor 
 Ewing 
 Hamilton Township 
 Hightstown 
 Hopewell Borough 
 Hopewell Township 
 Lawrence 
 Pennington 
 Princeton 
 Robbinsville Township 
 Trenton 
 West Windsor 
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Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeMercer WinnerYrMercer Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
4.41% Governor   Chris Christie 13 48,530 51.94% -8.36%
4.22% President   Barack Obama 12 104,366 67.99% +9.65%
4.28% Senate Class I   Robert Menendez 12 97,954 67.72% +8.86%
4.24% Senate Class II   Cory Booker 14 52,098 65.74% +9.90%
13.62% NJ - District 04   Christopher Smith 14 15,589 65.41% -2.51%
37.02% NJ - District 12   Bonnie Watson Coleman 14 37,863 68.93% +7.98%
5.37% Create Office of Lieutenant Governor?   Yes 05 46,867 58.50% +2.44%
5.36% Funding for Pollution Control   Yes 05 46,821 60.32% +4.10%
5.00% Sports Betting   Yes 11 32,893 62.60% -1.31%
4.88% School Bonding   Yes 12 81,753 68.16% +5.44%
4.85% Property Tax Reform   Yes 07 34,228 54.60% +7.39%
4.90% Stem Cell Research   Yes 07 34,497 53.37% +6.15%
4.90% Green Acres Bonding   Yes 07 38,107 59.85% +5.77%
4.90% Right to Vote   Yes 07 41,211 65.83% +5.89%
4.79% Municipal Court Appointments   No 08 54,770 52.80% -1.75%
4.21% DHS Bonding   Yes 94 36,450 57.02% -0.67%
4.67% Green Acres Bonding   Yes 09 46,745 61.09% +8.15%
4.50% Affordable Housing   No 90 37,778 51.70% +0.45%
4.50% Bonding for Building Demolition   Yes 97 46,494 61.49% +7.48%
4.91% Green Acres Bonding   Yes 83 42,788 65.67% +4.86%
4.24% Natural Resources Bonding   Yes 80 62,693 64.75% +2.95%
5.11% Redistricting Commission   Yes 95 33,581 59.64% +4.08%
4.28% Technology Bonding   Yes 84 63,493 63.38% +1.37%
4.26% Water Supply Bonding   Yes 81 52,977 69.48% +4.95%
4.36% Funding of Judicial System   Yes 92 60,045 55.96% -2.78%
4.67% National Health Care   Yes 91 52,575 76.98% -1.14%
4.34% Prison Construction Bonding   Yes 82 47,742 61.50% +3.28%
4.32% Public Purpose Buildings   Yes 80 55,327 56.98% +1.58%
4.53% Public Purpose Buildings Bonding   Yes 89 46,824 63.57% +3.12%
4.88% Shore Protection Bonding   Yes 83 42,286 65.17% +5.18%
4.46% Sunday Racing   Yes 90 43,301 59.92% +3.61%
4.74% Wagering on Horse Races   Yes 98 40,772 60.01% +0.47%
4.74% Bond Payments and Debt Forgiveness   Yes 98 36,485 54.78% +1.40%
4.47% Horse Race Wagering   Yes 90 40,022 55.92% +2.69%
4.49% Pinelands Protection   Yes 85 43,251 65.89% +2.27%
4.50% Removal of Required Matching Funds   Yes 82 50,120 63.52% +4.38%
4.61% Water Resources Bonding   Yes 03 33,584 66.04% +6.74%
4.48% Community Development Bonding   Yes 82 40,348 53.14% +3.06%
4.48% Water Conservation Bonding   Yes 81 46,275 63.55% +6.43%
4.73% Court Transfers   Yes 83 34,693 58.50% +2.40%
3.92% Energy Conservation Bonding   Yes 80 47,679 55.39% +2.04%
4.45% Riparian Lands   No 82 48,532 64.95% +3.64%
4.63% Bond Refinancing   Yes 83 34,058 59.15% +4.98%
4.44% Casino Revenue   No 85 40,986 60.81% -1.39%
4.79% Extend Term of Sheriffs   Yes 87 31,488 50.37% +9.18%
4.22% Horse Racing Hours   No 80 50,253 52.23% -4.11%
4.23% Amusement Games Regulation   No 80 52,538 57.21% +2.30%
4.24% Riparian Lands   No 81 35,208 51.29% +4.63%
4.30% Amusement Games   Yes 81 38,795 56.52% -1.60%
62.49% NJ State Senate 14   Linda R. Greenstein 13 19,359 49.72% -0.66%
91.82% NJ State Senate 15   Shirley Turner 13 28,432 64.84% +1.50%
11.69% NJ State Senate 16   Christian Mastondrea 13 4,728 69.89% +30.15%

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Established February 22, 1838
Disbanded Still Active
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Last ModifiedMr. Matt June 09, 2011 04:37pm
DescriptionOfficially founded in 1838 and carved out of other surrounding counties, Mercer County has
a historical impact that reaches back to the pivotal battles of the American Revolutionary War.

General George Washington led his famous December crossing of the Delaware and routed
the Hessians right here in Mercer County. That turning point of our country's struggle for
independence & liberty is just one of the many historically significant things to have happened
here in Mercer.

Further, when the Revolutionary War concluded, the City of Trenton and Princeton Township
took turns serving as the temporary Federal Capital.

The county is named in honor of General Hugh Mercer, a distinguished hero of the Revolution,
who died from wounds inflicted during the Battle of Princeton in 1777.

Other notable historical figures of America's past have also become part of the history of
Mercer County. Former Vice President Aaron Burr, Presidents Grover Cleveland and Woodrow
Wilson, and the Marquis de Lafayette have all become part of the history of Mercer County.

Mercer County also has the dubious distinction of being the famed landing spot for a Martian
invasion of the United States. In 1938, in what has become one of the most famous radio
addresses of all time, Orsen Welles acted out his 'War of the Worlds' invasion. Wells landed
his imaginary aliens on Mercer County soil, using what is now West Windsor Township as the
point of first contact. And our history is continually being added to daily by our residents.

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