Candidate Statements

September 22, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ. New Jersey citizens plan to gather next month at an event to promote a wide range of issues with the ultimate goal of boosting voter turnout. The “Citizens 1st Rally”, as it has been dubbed, is being hosted by Anthony Gallo, Middlesex County Sheriff candidate. Frank G. Pelzman ...

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My name is Jim Bean, and I am running as an Independent for Belmar town council. Belmar’s finances are in a dire state even after a 21 percent tax hike was imposed this year. There are still major expenses yet to come including: $600,000 from improper bidding of the Lake Como outflow pipe (in ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ. New Jersey citizens plan to gather next month at an event to promote a wide range of issues with the ultimate goal of boosting voter turnout. The “Citizens 1st Rally”, as it has been dubbed, is being hosted by Anthony Gallo, Middlesex County Sheriff candidate. Frank G. Pelzman ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ. New Jersey citizens plan to gather next month at an event to promote a wide range of issues with the ultimate goal of boosting voter turnout. The “Citizens 1st Rally”, as it has been dubbed, is being hosted by Anthony Gallo, Middlesex County Sheriff candidate. Frank G. Pelzman ...

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Republican Candidates: Adopt Policies that Promote Conservation Energy conservation is a hot topic. Nearly everywhere you go people talk about curbing energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gases. Nearly everywhere, that is, except here in Madison, where our borough government relies upon ...

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So here we are 2019. Berkeley Heights will always be a great town, it is filled with so much rich history. The founding families who built this great town with their great stories and achievements are almost all gone now, but, you still have some straggling sons, daughters, and ...

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This week’s anti-Islam comments from Raritan Township Deputy Mayor Louis Reiner were an outrageous act of intolerance. Raritan Township is a community of religious diversity and our elected officials are sworn to serve all members of the community, regardless of their religious beliefs. Mr.

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The following letter was submitted to the Raritan Township Committee on September 18, 2019 in response to the disrespect Committeeman Louis Reiner has shown toward those of the Islamic faith.  The letter was signed by both the executive members of the Raritan Township Democratic Club and the Chair ...

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School Security It has been a year since the Nutley Board of Education first introduced armed security officers at JHWMS and NHS.  It is my opinion that the School Safety Officer (SSO) has proven to be a good addition to our security program not only for the day to day benefits the position ...

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MADISON – In a joint prepared statement, Madison Mayor Bob Conley, Councilwoman Maureen Byrne and Madison Planning Board member Rachel Ehrlich express pride in Madison’s electric utility, considering it an important and valuable municipal asset. Conley and Byrne are running for reelection in 2019 ...

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The Hunterdon County Democratic Committee (“HCDC”) is appalled at the hateful comments made by Lou Reiner, Raritan Township Deputy Mayor and Committeeman. Hunterdon County is proud to be home to individuals that practice different faiths because together Hunterdon County has become even stronger.  ...

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My name is Dan Smith, Democrat running for state assembly in the 24th District. I have been a lawyer, judge and public servant in our district for my whole professional career. There have been lots of changes over the years, too many that have not been for the better. Like many of you, I’m tired of ...

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Westfield’s excellent public schools consistently evaluate more initiatives and priorities than we are able to fund. Therefore, the community relies on the Board of Education, Superintendent, principals and teachers to focus on the most important of the community’s priorities. Some priorities ...

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Michelle Torpey Recently Sat Down with TAPinto to talk about her November 2019 run for Borough Council. Q. What's your line of work?  Torpey: I am a registered Pharmacist and have worked both for independent stores and large retail chains. I rose through the ranks of A&P Supermarkets to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Republican Freeholder Candidates are kicking off the fall campaign with a series of events to drive home their message about the need for new, responsible leadership for county government. “Bergen County is suffering from undisciplined spending and irresponsible ...

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 Flemington Borough Council Candidates have announced their campaign kickoff for the 2019 election. Jessica Hand, Jeremy Long and Jeffrey Doshna, will be hosting a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:00PM at Lone Eagle Brewing, located at 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington.   Light ...

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While knocking on doors in Ward 4, I have met residents who raised their kids here and want to continue living in their homes through retirement. My wife Caroline and I cared for her parents as they did the same. And we learned firsthand that it isn’t easy finding basic services, and we often spent ...

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Joe Hammer - Educational leadership with integrity Holmdel Schools are changing dramatically with the implementation of the $40M Holmdel 2020 Initiative.  Strong, principled leadership is needed to ensure the continued success of the Holmdel schools.   Joe Hammer is the leader that we ...

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One thing constantly heard from parents and alumni of Sparta when they walk through Alpine Elementary, Mohawk Avenue and Helen Morgan schools, is that the buildings are old, outdated and the same as when they attended 20, 30, 40+ years ago. How is that possible? Within these years, the high ...

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Borough Council President and Mayoral Candidate Kristine Morieko, along with Council Candidates Teresa Gilbreath and Rob Dill, invites residents over the age of 65 to the Glen Rock Senior Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Sunday, September 22nd from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Rock Kitchen. Kristine ...

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While traveling across several states with my family on our “Summer 2019” excursion, I had the opportunity to reflect on Glen Rock and the summertime memories linked to this special place – our home.  For several summers, we participated, along with our neighbors, in the creation of some absolutely ...

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One of the many reasons my husband Jason and I chose to move to Berkeley Heights was to start and raise a family in a town with the wonderful quality of life it offered.  (Being a teacher in our great school district didn’t hurt either!)  Now, Rina Franchino and I are raising our young families in ...

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Stokes Pledge To The Town of Westfield - No Lawn Signs from my Campaign As I run for re-election for Town Council, I reflect on the Westfield of old and the Westfield of today when it comes to campaigning, politicking and civility. I value my neighbors, our local businesses and the Westfield ...

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I am running for Madison Borough Council because I want to represent our town’s residents and be their voice on council. I want to be one of the six decision makers who help guide the future of our community, better ensure its alignment with the values of its taxpayers, and support the vision that ...

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My name is William Washer. I am excited to announce that I am running for The Sparta Board of Education. I have been a Sussex County resident all of my life and when my wife and I decided to purchase our home, we chose Sparta. I received my undergraduate degree from Rider University in Business ...

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Councilman Pat Rowe: 30 Years in Madison! Next year my wife, Kim, and I will be celebrating our thirtieth anniversary of moving to Madison. We still consider it the best decision we ever made.  Living in this great community, where we raised our family, has been a wonderful experience, and it ...

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As parents of two young children in town, Maria and I have always put the safety of our children first. For this reason, since becoming a Westfield Town Councilman, public safety has always been a top priority. Thanks to the bipartisan efforts of our Town Committee volunteers, we’ve been able to ...

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How can we deter vaping usage in Sparta? As a parent and a board of education member, I have been focused on how to deter vaping usage in Sparta schools.  As vaping increases with our students so does our need to educate and prevent usage.  The district is now going forward with adding vape ...

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Twenty-one years ago, my wife Megan and I moved from the West Village to Westfield. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, we knew this place would be our home. Four kids and a dog later, we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. From cheering our kids on at the Westfield Art Show or from the ...

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My name is Daniel A. Carnicella and I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. I am a graduate of Nutley High School. Class of 1993, owner of an Insurance and Financial Consulting firm in Nutley, a homeowner, and most importantly a parent. At an early ...

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