We asked the town and county candidates: What are the most pressing issues, and how would you handle them?

Election Day is Nov. 2.

| 28 Oct 2021 | 06:26

The Township Journal asked the candidates in competitive races for Sussex County County commissioner, Byram Township mayor and council, and Stanhope Borough council to submit a statement of 400 words that includes their response to the question: What are the most pressing issues facing the county, township, or borough, and how would you address them?

Byram Township

In Byram, the mayor is running for re-election:

Alexander Rubenstein (Working Together To Benefit Byram)

Two candidates are challenging him:

Michael Dennehy (Taxpayer First, Byram Forward)

Daniel Rafferty (Conservative With Experience)

For township council, one incumbent is running for re-election:

Harvey S. Roseff (Respect for the Taxpayer)

He has a challenger:

Gregory Smith II

Stanhope Township

In Stanhope, three candidates are competing for two open seats, each for a three-year term:

Challenger Najib Iftikhar (Democrat)

Incumbent William Thornton (Republican)

Incumbent Eugene M. Wronko (Republican)

Two candidates are competing for one unexpired term of one year:

Challenger Owen John Newson (Democrat)

Incumbent Mike Vance (Republican)

Sussex County

There are two open county commissioner seats, each with a three-year term:

Republican Dawn Fantasia is running for re-election

Republican Chris Carney was appointed to fill a vacancy is is now running for a full term

Democrat Scott Paul, challenger

Democrat Mike Vrabel, challenger

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Sample ballots:

Andover (township and borough)