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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%
 East Windsor 
 Hamilton Township 
 Hopewell Borough 
 Hopewell Township 
 Robbinsville Township 
 West Windsor 
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% 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%
4.67% Green Acres Bonding   Yes 09 46,745 61.09% +8.15%
4.50% Bonding for Building Demolition   Yes 97 46,494 61.49% +7.48%
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%
4.61% Water Resources Bonding   Yes 03 33,584 66.04% +6.74%
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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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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