It all comes down to today’s vote. Months of campaigning, weeks of advertising, and many days and nights of strategizing culminate in today’s GOP primary election in Lakewood, NJ, to decide whether a mainstay of Lakewood politics will continue his tenure or will have to focus on his position as state senator.
Hershel (Harold) Herskowitz is challenging Lakewood’s 29-year incumbent Township Committeeman, 62-year-old State Senator Robert (Bob) Singer.
44-year-old Herskowitz, the owner of Toys for Thought, a Lakewood Toy Store, has been a Lakewood resident for over 20 years.
Senator Bob Singer, a veteran legislator and himself a Lakewood resident for over 30 years, has served the Lakewood community with great devotion for decades. Singer has received the endorsement of Lakewood’s Vaad and Rabbi Yisroel Schekolewski.
Herskkowitz is currently sitting shivah following the passing of his mother yesterday.
The victor of today’s primary will face off with Democrat Marta Harrison, a former Lakewood mayor who is unopposed in the primary.
Polls are open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.