Candidate Statements

November 22, 2020

I wish to congratulate you, the voters of Berkeley Heights, for your extraordinary participation in this year's election. I fully respect our community's decision to elect Mrs. Young and Mr. Cianciulli to the BH BOE. During this election, I wrote several candidate statements. Through these ...

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Thank you, Berkeley Heights!  We are humbled, pleased and proud to serve as your Town Council members. We entered this race with a simple promise; to always put Berkeley Heights first! It is rewarding to see that our message of bipartisanship and community first resonated with residents. We fully ...

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We appreciate everyone’s patience as the votes have been tallied by Union County. Congratulations to Jeanne Kingsley and Jeffrey Varnerin for their win in the Township Council election. There have been a lot of highs and lows in the two weeks since Election Day as the daily vote totals have ...

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I want to thank the people who took the time to listen to my message as a write-in candidate for the Council and place my name on their ballot.  My campaign was based entirely on my message and a desire to make sure that the Council election this year did not pass with no exchange of ...

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I am seeking to be elected to the Cranford Township Committee to help shape the future of the town my family calls home. Growing up in Union County, my wife and I both adored Cranford, from its vibrant downtown to the wealth of outdoor spaces throughout the town. I first moved to Cranford in the ...

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Our family loves Cranford. We’ve seen a lot of progress the last few years, and I want to help continue moving our town forward. While we’ve taken initial steps on paving our streets, addressing flood issues, and fighting over-development, there is a lot of work to do. I believe we should take new ...

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LE FROIS AND TEETS HOPE TO HAVE EARNED YOUR SUPPORT By Helen Le Frois and Michelle Teets Dear Newton Voters, The signs have been displayed, the debate has been debated, the mailers have been mailed, calls have been dialed, emails and texts have been sent, visits have been made, and well over ...

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First of all, I would like to thank TAPinto for hosting successfully the Newton Town Council debate in spite of the pandemic. Because of the short notice, it was unfortunate that I could not be physically there during this debate, but the statements, along with my thoughts for the main topics ...

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Election Day is upon us. Many of you have already casted ballots in what analysts believe is turning out to be a historic election turnout.  That is great news for democracy.   For those of you who have yet to cast your ballot, it is important to remember that you should vote for each open race, ...

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We are running for Berkeley Heights Town Council because we cherish this community.  Although we began our campaign earlier this spring, we have been an active part of this community for decades.  We are proud of our record of volunteering for this amazing town.   The pandemic impacted New ...

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Separating National Politics from Local Elections My name is Chris Carey and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Township Council.  I am currently serving as Mayor of Randolph.    Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, and it is the last day to return your vote-by-mail ballot in New ...

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Any leader's first duty is to their constituents. This is no different for a School Board member. We are elected to represent the school district and to ensure the educational success of the students.  I have been and will continue to be a servant leader if elected to the 1-year term in the ...

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During my time in speaking to you about my platform and policy positions, I feel I covered several major areas that parents have expressed concerns about to me and at BOE meetings. My first statement was a clear position that special interests have no place in our school elections. I deeply value ...

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Dear Montville Voters, Week after week, from Labor Day until Election Day, Sarah Foye + Emily Ryzuk have shared with you about ourselves, our values, priorities, and action plans in the following areas (click on each one to read the full article):  an introduction an overview of ...

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Hi All, Please see attached video for our final candidate statement and a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us through this election. Please vote! Joy Young and Ramya Kasthuri

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I’m Joanne Veech running for re-election to the Township Council. It’s been an honor to serve as your Councilwoman since 2011 and as Mayor in 2015.My qualifications start with my experience and my sincere interest in our quality of life here in Randolph. I have served on almost every board and ...

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Two of the candidates for Sparta Township Council, as well as a sitting Sparta Township Councilman, have been fueling a false narrative that I do not pay property taxes in Sparta. I do pay the property taxes for my home here, even though this is a very personal and difficult matter.  The ...

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Our campaign for Ward 3 in Hawthorne has opened the eyes of many people in town. We entered this special election again as an Independent, Green Party candidate so we could continue sharing our ideas, while taking a different approach on issues and engaging with the local businesses and residents ...

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My name is Mike Sciarra and I am running for re-election for Ward 3 council. I am a business owner with a commitment to community service.  I have been a resident for the past 24 years with my family: my  wife Krissy and children  Nicole, Jared and Kylie.  Recently I was on the Board of Education ...

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Amidst the turmoil and anxiety surrounding our national election, here at home I'm thrilled and excited about running for a second term on the town council — the Maplewood Township Committee. That's because the pandemic and lack of national leadership have underscored the importance of solid, ...

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On November 3rd, Re-elect The team of Hertzberg and Quinn to the Sparta Town Council.  Our team represents decades of service within the Sparta Community, proven results, and a continued passion to stand behind the core values and principles that make Sparta a great place to call home. Vote ...

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I am running for the NP Borough Council as a write-in candidate.  I had hoped when I announced this campaign that my opponents would participate in some exchange of ideas and proposals.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred.   Those of you who have followed my statements, this is my sixth, know ...

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During this campaign we have taken numerous opportunities, through letters like this one, videos and a live town hall meeting, to take a deep dive into parts of our plan for a strong Garwood.  As we approach Election Day and COVID-19 cases unfortunately continue to rise, we think the specifics of ...

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Greetings West Orange, I’ve worked hard to earn your vote and hope I’ve done so. I’ve learned so much during this campaign about myself and, more importantly, about West Orange.  I’ve joked with some of my volunteers, as we walked together, that these hills are a truth machine.  They tell you ...

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After reading this, please consider sharing this with your fellow community members. Thank you. Over the last three months I have made it my full time job to speak with hundreds of our Wood-Ridge residents, as well as stakeholders from Moonachie regarding our school district. During that time I ...

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Like you, the Column A Democrats are thrilled that our Community Center is now open with opportunities for all generations and fun for the whole family.  Our Community Center very much represents our Township: all groups of all backgrounds enjoying each other as neighbors and friends.  Crucial to ...

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We have been honored to have had many conversations with Sparta residents this year.  We asked hundreds if they knew that a substantially larger budget was passed (4-1) by the Sparta Township Council this spring.  We did not encounter a single person who knew that the new budget represents a ...

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This summer, our team came together and announced we were running for four open seats on the Sparta Board of Education. Mike McGovern, Dr. Robert Zywicki, and Dr. Richard Snellings are seeking election to three-year seats, and Dr. Vanessa Serrano is seeking election to a one-year seat. We offer ...

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