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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
  Governor  Chris Christie 2 13 +22.11%
  President  Barack Obama 2 12 +17.72%
  Senate Class I  Robert Menendez 3 12 +19.49%
  Senate Class II  Cory Booker 1 14 +13.51%
  NJ - District 04  Christopher Smith 18 14 +36.82%
  NJ - District 12  Bonnie Watson Coleman 1 14 +24.44%
  Create Office of Lieutenant Governor?  Yes 107 05 +12.12%
  Funding for Pollution Control  Yes 25 05 +12.45%
  Sports Betting  Yes 25 11 +27.82%
  School Bonding  Yes 107 12 +25.44%
  Property Tax Reform  No 99 07 +5.58%
  Stem Cell Research  No 99 07 +5.56%
  Green Acres Bonding  Yes 107 07 +8.16%
  Right to Vote  Yes 25 07 +19.88%
  Municipal Court Appointments  No 2 08 +9.11%
  DHS Bonding  Yes 107 94 +15.37%
  Green Acres Bonding  Yes 25 09 +5.87%
  Affordable Housing  No 99 90 +2.49%
  Bonding for Building Demolition  Yes 107 97 +8.03%
  Green Acres Bonding  Yes 107 83 +21.63%
  Natural Resources Bonding  Yes 107 80 +23.59%
  Redistricting Commission  Yes 25 95 +11.13%
  Technology Bonding  Yes 107 84 +24.03%
  Water Supply Bonding  Yes 107 81 +29.06%
  Funding of Judicial System  Yes 25 92 +17.47%
  National Health Care  Yes 107 91 +56.24%
  Prison Construction Bonding  Yes 107 82 +16.43%
  Public Purpose Buildings  Yes 107 80 +10.81%
  Public Purpose Buildings Bonding  Yes 107 89 +20.89%
  Shore Protection Bonding  Yes 107 83 +19.98%
  Sunday Racing  Yes 107 90 +12.62%
  Wagering on Horse Races  Yes 25 98 +19.07%
  Bond Payments and Debt Forgiveness  Yes 107 98 +6.75%
  Horse Race Wagering  Yes 25 90 +6.46%
  Pinelands Protection  Yes 107 85 +27.23%
  Removal of Required Matching Funds  Yes 107 82 +18.28%
  Water Resources Bonding  Yes 107 03 +18.58%
  Community Development Bonding  Yes 107 82 +0.17%
  Water Conservation Bonding  Yes 107 81 +14.24%
  Court Transfers  Yes 25 83 +12.20%
  Energy Conservation Bonding  Yes 107 80 +6.70%
  Riparian Lands  No 2 82 +22.62%
  Bond Refinancing  Yes 25 83 +8.32%
  Casino Revenue  No 2 85 +24.40%
  Extend Term of Sheriffs  No 2 87 +17.60%
  Horse Racing Hours  No 99 80 +12.67%
  Amusement Games Regulation  No 2 80 +9.84%
  Riparian Lands  Yes 25 81 +6.68%
  Amusement Games  Yes 107 81 +16.22%
  NJ State Senate 14  Linda R. Greenstein 2 13 +2.38%
  NJ State Senate 15  Shirley Turner 6 13 +26.68%
  NJ State Senate 16  Christopher "Kip" Bateman 3 13 +20.53%

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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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