Incumbent Democrat Mayor Bert Steinmann and Republican Ronald Prykanowski will vie for a four-year term as mayor in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The contest is a repeat of 2018, when Steinmann defeated Prykanowski 9,969 votes to 2,879.

Both candidates soundly defeated challengers in the June primary election.

Steinmann outpaced challenger Japheth Miller with 2,399 votes to 423. In the Republican primary, Prykanowski defeated Crystal Fedeli with 477 votes to 131.

Prykanowski, 79, is a 32-year resident of Ewing who currently lives in Harrop Manor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and works as a real estate broker and is a retired municipal purchasing agent.

His children attended the East Windsor Regional Schools District. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Fraternal Order of Police.

Prykanowski was a Hightstown Borough councilman for 11 years, a former president of the Mercer County League of Municipalities, a former member of the Ewing Planning Board, former president of the Governmental Purchasing Association of New Jersey and a continuing education instructor for the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.

Steinmann, 75, is a 63-year resident of the township with his wife, Chris. The couple’s three children attended the Ewing Public Schools.

He is a retired worker and pension fund administrator for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 269 and holds a degree in electrical engineering from Trenton Technical Institute. He was a member of Ewing Township Council between 2000 and 2010 and took office as mayor in January 2011.

Steinmann has served on the Ewing Recreation Commission, the board of trustees for the Greater Trenton YMCA, the board of directors for the Mercer ARC and was president of the West End Soccer Association.

There will also be a race for two seats on Ewing Township Council, where incumbent Democrats Kathleen Wollert and Sara Steward are being challenged by Republicans Colleen DiPastina and William Andres.

None of the four candidates faced challengers in the primary election.

Steward received 2,05 votes and Wollert garnered 2,688. In the Republican primary, DiPastina got 594 votes and Andres received 577.

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