Republican incumbent state Sen. Samuel Thompson and Assemblymen Robert Clifton and Ronald Dancer won re-election in the 12th District.
Thompson, an Old Bridge resident, bested Democratic state Senate candidate Raymond Dothard of Millstone receiving 67 percent of the vote to Dothard’s 33, according to NJ Spotlight.
In the Assembly race, Dancer of New Egypt came out on top with 34.1 percent of the vote, followed by Clifton, a Matawan resident, with 33.2 percent. Democratic candidate and Manalapan resident Lawrence Furman had 16.1 percent of the vote and running mate Nicholas Nellegar of Matawan had 15.4 percent. Independent candidate and Manalapan resident Diane Bindler, who sits on the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Board of Education, was also on the ballot.The 12th District is comprised of Allentown, Chesterfield, Englishtown, Jackson, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone, New Hanover, North Hanover, Old Bridge, Plumsted, Roosevelt, Upper Freehold and Wrightstown.