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Hemant Marathe Handily Wins Re-election as Mayor of West Windsor, New Jersey

Hemant Marathe Handily Wins Re-election as Mayor of West Windsor, New Jersey

  • The Indian American engineer and father of four daughters will serve for another four-year term.

West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe easily won re-election to a second term by defeating Tirza Wahrman by a 28 percent margin. According to the Mercer County Clerk’s office as of Nov. 4, Marathe received 4,887 votes (63.87 percent) and Wahrman garnered 2,765 votes (36.13 percent).  In 2017, Marathe was elected mayor with 3,327 seats. He defeated fellow Indian American Kamal Khanna.

The Indian American engineer has lived in West Windsor for 27 years with his wife, Punit. The couple has raised four daughters who all attended the WW-P School District.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, a master’s in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Washington.

Marathe has owned three different small businesses for the past 30 years. He currently owns a small business that distributes imported ethnic food items from India. 

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Prior to his election as mayor, Marathe served for 12 years on the West Windsor-Princeton School Board—the last nine as the president. He has served for two years on the zoning board and for three years on the West Windsor Council, where he was vice president in 2016. As a volunteer, he has coached recreational soccer, served on several PTA committees and is a member of the West Windsor Lions Club.

(Photo, courtesy Hemant Marathe)

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