School budgets fail in Adler, Pallone and Holt districts

Voters in the three districts that have potentially competitive congressional races this year voted down school budgets this week.  In District 3, where freshman U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-Cherry Hill) faces former NFL star Jon Runyan, school budgets were rejected by a 53%-47% margin.  The school budget in Adler’s hometown, Cherry Hill, was defeated by over 500 votes, 52%-48%. 

In the sixth district, where twelve-term U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) is being challenged by millionaire newspaper publisher Diane Gooch, voters rejected school budgets by a 55%-45% margin.  Long Branch voters rejected their school budget by a narrow 25 vote margin.  In District 12, where millionaire Republican Scott Sipprelle is taking on six-term U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell), voters rejected school budgets by a 53%-47% margin.  Holt’s home school district, Hopewell Valley, rejected their school budget by a 53%-47% margin and tossed an incumbent school board member.

School budgets fail in Adler, Pallone and Holt districts