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Janice Kovach

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Janice L. Kovach
Mayor of Clinton, New Jersey
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2012
Preceded byRichard Miller
Director of the New Jersey Division on Women
In office
August 2006 – September 2010
Member of Clinton, New Jersey Council
In office
January 1, 2004 – August 2006
Succeeded byDaniel Shea
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stephen
ResidenceClinton, New Jersey
Alma materThomas Edison State College

Janice Kovach is the Mayor of Clinton, New Jersey, secretary of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, and a former state administrative official. She ran, unsuccessfully, for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in New Jersey's 7th District in the 2014 election, as the Democratic nominee.

Career[edit]

Kovach served as a Clinton, New Jersey councilwoman from 2004 to 2006.[1] She ran for the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005, but finished third in a race for two seats.[2] From 2006 to 2010, Kovach served as the director of the New Jersey Division on Women in the Department of Community Affairs.[1] Kovach has served as the mayor of Clinton since 2012.[3]

In addition to her mayoral position, Kovach currently serves as secretary of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee.[4]

In 2014, Kovach ran for Congress in New Jersey's 7th congressional district as the Democratic nominee. She lost to Republican Leonard Lance.[5]

Election History[edit]

Clinton, New Jersey Mayoral Election, November 8, 2011[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Kovach 393 53
Republican Robert B. Smith 351 47
Total votes 744 100.00
Democratic hold
Clinton, New Jersey Democratic Mayoral Primary Election, June 7, 2011[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Kovach 26 100
Total votes 26 100.00
New Jersey General Assembly election, 23rd Legislative District, November 8, 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael J. Doherty (incumbent) 41,753 32
Republican Marcia A. Karrow 38,623 29
Democratic Janice Kovach 27,485 21
Democratic Scott McDonald 23,387 18
Total votes 131,248 100.00
New Jersey General Assembly Democratic primary election, 23rd Legislative District, June 7, 2005[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Kovach 3,485 51
Democratic Scott McDonald 3,347 49
Total votes 6,832 100.00
Clinton, New Jersey Council Election, November 4, 2003[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janice Kovach 462 27.0
Democratic Joelle Garber 434 25.4
Republican Robert B. Smith 424 24.8
Republican David J. Osborne 388 22.7
Total votes 1,708 100.00
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sievers, John (23 October 2011). "Veteran council members Janice Kovach, Robert B. Smith face off in Clinton mayoral race". LehighValleyLive.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. "Official List Candidate Returns for General Assembly For November 2005 General Election" (PDF). New Jersey Department of State. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  3. Somers, Camilla (3 January 2012). "Janice Kovach sworn-in as mayor in Clinton". Hunterdon Review. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. http://www.njdems.org/our_party
  5. Pizzaro, Max (31 December 2013). "Kovach ready to run in CD7". Politicker NJ. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  6. Official List Candidate Returns for Clinton Mayoral General Election For November 2011 General Election, Hunterdon County Clerk's Office
  7. Official List Candidate Returns for Clinton Mayoral Democratic Primary Election, Hunterdon County Clerk's Office
  8. Official List Candidate Returns for New Jersey General Assembly
  9. Official List Candidate Returns for New Jersey General Assembly Primary Election Candidates
  10. Official List Candidate Returns for Clinton Town Council General Election For November 2003, Hunterdon County Clerk's Office

External links[edit]

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