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  Mercer
County Government
  Mercer County Executive  Brian M. Hughes 5 19 +39.25%
  Mercer County Board of Freeholders  Democratic Party Control 0 19 +100.00%
  Mercer County Clerk  Paula Sollami Covello 3 15 +32.03%
  Mercer County Sheriff  John A. Kemler 3 17 +40.17%
  Mercer County Surrogate  Diane Gerofsky 3 16 +35.46%
Municipalities
 East Windsor   
 Ewing   
 Hamilton Township  88,464
 Hightstown  5,295
 Hopewell Borough   
 Hopewell Township   
 Lawrence   
 Pennington  2,656
 Princeton   
 Robbinsville Township  6,693
 Trenton  84,913
 West Windsor   
Marketing Area
 Philadelphia, PA  *  

Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeMercer WinnerYrMercer Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
4.31% Governor   Philip D. Murphy 17 59,992 64.87% +8.84%
4.04% President   Hillary Clinton 16 104,775 66.94% +11.48%
4.00% Senate Class I   Robert Menendez 18 80,773 63.71% +9.70%
4.24% Senate Class II   Cory Booker 14 52,098 65.74% +9.90%
13.52% NJ - District 04   Joshua Welle 18 19,795 49.73% +6.66%
34.27% NJ - District 12   Bonnie Watson Coleman 18 66,323 76.69% +8.01%
52.38% County Government Control   Democratic Party Control 19 11 100.00% +42.86%
4.31% First Spouse   Tammy Murphy 17 59,992 66.19% +8.97%
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%
61.23% NJ Assembly 14   Wayne P. DeAngelo 19 19,772 32.10% +1.73%
89.24% NJ Assembly 15   Verlina Reynolds-Jackson 19 21,594 39.95% +0.80%
12.02% NJ Assembly 16   Andrew Zwicker 19 5,062 42.74% +14.60%
60.03% NJ State Senate 14   Linda R. Greenstein 17 20,718 56.56% +0.07%
90.77% NJ State Senate 15   Shirley Turner 17 33,970 75.66% +1.62%
12.66% NJ State Senate 16   Laurie Poppe 17 6,362 78.66% +29.11%
4.88% School Bonding   Yes 12 81,753 68.16% +5.44%
4.16% 2018 Public Questions   Yes 18 56,334 58.69% +4.54%
4.69% Public Question No.1   Yes 19 42,919 75.67% -0.29%
4.16% Public Question No.1   Yes 18 56,334 58.69% +4.54%
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%
4.61% Water Resources Bonding   Yes 03 33,584 66.04% +6.74%

County DETAILS
Parents > United States > New Jersey > Counties  
Websitehttp://www.mercercounty.org/
Established February 22, 1838
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifiedMr. Matt June 09, 2011 04:37pm
Description Officially 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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