Lawrence Township voters will have a number of candidates to choose from in the Township Council and Board of Education elections on Nov. 5. Both races are contested.

For Township Council, six candidates are running for election to three four-year seats. Democrat incumbents Cathleen Lewis, Michael Powers and John Ryan are being challenged by Republicans Robert Pluta, Joseph Vinch and his father, Philip Joseph Vinch III.

In the School Board election, five candidates are running for three open seats. Incumbents Jonathan Dauber, Patricia “Pepper” Evans and Michelle King have teamed up to run for reelection to three-year terms under the slate name, “Keep Moving Forward.” Also running are Heather Camp (Integrity slate) and Adena Romeo-Ratliff (Fiscally Responsible Educator).

In addition, Cathy LeCompte, whose term on the board ends this year, is running unopposed for a one-year unexpired term. She is also a member of the “Keep Moving Forward” slate.

At the Mercer County level, two candidates are running for a four-year term as County Executive—incumbent Democrat Brian Hughes and Republican challenger Lishian “Lisa” Wu.

In other county races, incumbents Nina Melker and Andrew Koontz are running unopposed for two three-year terms on the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Running for 15th District Assembly are incumbents Verlina Reynolds-Jackson of Trenton and Anthony Verrelli of Pennington. They are being challenged by Republican Jennifer Williams of Trenton, Edward “NJ Weedman” Forchion of Trenton and Dioh Williams of Ewing. Both Forchion and Williams are of the Legalize Marijuana Party.