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The official results of New Jersey?s July 7 Primary Election have been released and Mark Freda, candidate for Princeton mayor, has secured the Democratic nomination in November?s general election.

The provisional and vote by mail ballots have been counted by the Board of Election and certified by the County Clerk. Freda, running unopposed, received 4,917 of the 4,954 votes cast (99.25%).

?I?d like to thank the Princeton community for its support throughout this ongoing campaign,? said Freda. ?I?m pleased with the high voter turnout in Mercer County during these extraordinary circumstances. It?s really a testament of the dedication and commitment to civic engagement. I?m energized by the excitement for transparent and experienced leadership in Princeton, and look forward to earning this community?s vote for mayor in November.?

Freda is a former Princeton Borough councilman, having served five years as Council President during his thirteen years on the Council. He was also the former Princeton Borough?s first Director of Emergency Services. He currently serves on the board of Dorothea?s House and is co-chair of the Spirit of Princeton, which sponsors the annual Memorial Day parade, the Flag Day ceremony and the Veterans Day ceremony.? As well as being President of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS).

Freda would serve a four-year term as mayor, replacing current Mayor Liz Lempert when her term expires at the end of 2020.

This week, Freda will host a virtual community discussion via Facebook Live on Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. This is the seventh in a series of public talks that have touched upon important issues in Princeton including systemic racism, affordable housing, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the Princeton community are invited to submit questions and comments for upcoming Facebook Live events at? Videos are archived on the campaign?s website, as well as the Mark Freda for Mayor Facebook page. Registration is not required. Visit? watch.

For more information, news, and campaign updates, visit? official election results, visit the Mercer County elections site:?