Green and Ptasiewicz Run Uncontested in Manalapan June Primary
Committeeman Ryan Green is running uncontested as the Republican; Democrat Seth Ptasiewicz is running uncontested as the Democrat.
Manalapan Committeeman Ryan Green’s term is expiring December 2012 and he has officially filed to run for re-election. The race won’t be uncontested, however, as Manalapan Township Clerk Regina Preteroti said that Democrat Seth Ptasiewicz has also submitted a petition for the single available seat on the Township Committee in the 2012 Election.
Currently the Manalapan Township Committee is wholly Republican and Ptasiewicz is running on a Democratic ticket. In the 2011 election, Ptasiewicz shared the Democratic ticket with Michelle Roth, the previous Democratic incumbent. Both Roth and Ptasiewicz lost to current Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen and current Deputy Mayor Don Holland.
Green has sat on the Township Committee for three years and was chosen Deputy Mayor for 2011. Ptasiewicz is a practicing attorney in the fields of labor and employment law with no previous political experience.
Neither Green nor Ptasiewicz have opponents to face in the June Primary Election.