Candidate Statements

September 28, 2020

My name is Frank Truilo and I am running for Chatham Borough Council. I’ve lived in the Borough for 24 years and in that time, my daughter attended Chatham public schools from K through 12, and I built my architecture practice here in town. You can see two of my projects in our historic district: ...

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It is a statutory legal requirement for every board of education to be presented with a detailed and itemized budget proposal prior to the annual budget vote each year. In fact, it is a requirement that the itemized user friendly budget is posted to every district’s website during the budget ...

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Regretfully, we are not surprised that our Democratic opponents went against their own platform of “promising civil engagement”, and issued a personal attack video.  It’s easy to cut and clip a sentence out of context when you have been sitting at home on the sidelines, not actively engaged ...

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Sarah Foye + Emily Ryzuk for Montville Township Committee Candidates’ Statement on Respect and Diversity Sarah Foye and Emily Ryzuk foster a Montville community that is welcoming, respectful, and supportive of a diverse population.  This includes appreciating the diversity of religion, ...

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While it’s hard to be surprised by the law- and logic-defying audacity of this administration in what will hopefully be its last days, this is an impressive lack of reasoning. President Eisgruber rightly acknowledged that Princeton, like countless institutions that laid the groundwork for our ...

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Recently I announced my candidacy as a write-in for the Borough Council of New Providence.  My purpose in running is, in part, to generate interest and discuss issues which need to be acted upon.  Having unopposed candidates for the two seats on the Council guaranteed that would not happen. Now ...

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One of my favorite quotes is from H.E. Luccock: “No one can whistle a symphony, it takes an orchestra to play it.” To get things done, it takes a team. Garwood deserves elected officials who will work together.  Since the election of Mayor Todisco in 2018, I have seen the concept of teamwork ...

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Statement from James Calderón for Board of Education    Dream-The Educational Commitment “I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

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Hello Parsippany voters. Very soon you will receive your ballots in the mail, and one of the important votes you will cast will be for the Parsippany Board of Education. Let me tell you about the 3 incumbents: Matt, Debbie, and myself. We have over 15 years of Board of Education experience and have ...

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Approximately 64% of Sparta residents annual real estate taxes go to the Sparta school district.  A major challenge facing our town is staying within the 2% budget cap while continuously improving our district for optimal student achievement. Sparta has a robust budget, and our school district and ...

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Dear Editor, As ballots begin to arrive in our mailboxes, I look forward to selecting Hoover & Landrigan for Borough Council!  As the Council liaison to the Downtown Development Commission, John Hoover helps keep our downtown is thriving and one of the reasons Madison was voted the #1 ...

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I am running for the Plainfield Board of Education because our school district is in desperate need of new and diverse talent. If elected, I guarantee, my Plainfield community, that you will have a passionate board member with a vision of an inclusive school system that instills confidence and ...

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As a candidate for the Plainfield Board of Education, I want to introduce myself to my community. I’m running with Eric Andrews and Josely Castro on the Aiming Higher Together team, column 1 on your ballot. I’m a resident of the great city of Plainfield with my husband, Troy, and our dog, Blue.

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What goes into the school budget and how it is developed is of great importance to me.  I am mindful that the money the district spends comes from the community.  I will strive to make the budget process transparent to all stakeholders. I will look to see where cost savings can be maximized.  I ...

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It’s that time of year again - election time. It’s the time when the Garwood Republicans promise to lower your taxes by getting rid of what they deem unnecessary spending. Therefore, it seems only appropriate to take a look at what they consider to be wasteful or unnecessary: Funding for the ...

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My name is Robert Cianciulli and I am running for re-election for the Berkeley Heights Board of Education this Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. Previously, I served on the School Board from 2017-2019. My School Board voting record shows my deep commitment to students and taxpayers, as well as ...

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Are you tired of high taxes, wasteful spending, and of the elected officials in Newton treating your concerns as if they do not matter? I am Margaret Baldini and I am tired of it too! It is time for us to make a change. We need new leadership. We need competent public servants running this town ...

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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed education like we never imagined. Overnight, the Sparta school district had to turn on a dime and teach virtually.  As the District reopened in September, at least there were a few months to plan.  Our administrators and teachers have had to reinvent education to ...

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Hello Warren Neighbors - My name is David Brezee and thank you for allowing me to introduce myself as a candidate for the Warren Township Board of Education.  It has been my honor to serve the community of Warren as a member of the Warren Township Board of Education since December of 2016.  As ...

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My name is Lance Tkacs and I am running for re-election to the Randolph Town Council.   As well as extensive experience on Township boards and committees, I also have experience on the County level.  Before becoming a Councilman, I sat on the Board of Trustees at the County College of ...

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Madison Councilman John Hoover and former Councilman Bob Landrigan point to a 2020 municipal budget that is both “fiscally sound and compassionate.” John Hoover of Overhill Drive is running for a second three-year term on the council. Bob Landrigan served two terms on the council before deciding ...

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  Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end apartheid in South Africa, was released on February 11, 1990.  Five months later, he spoke to the students of Madison Park High School in Boston: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” A few days after that, ...

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Dear Residents of Westfield,   My husband, myself and our twins have been residents of Westfield since 2008. I am running for the Board of Education on the Bright Futures platform with David Sexton and Wendy Rogers on column three of the ballot. I chose David and Wendy as my running mates ...

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I was educated to save money for a rainy day. I have a BS in accounting, an MBA in Finance and have career experience with one of the world’s premier professional services firms. I am acutely aware of the importance of sound fiscal management. One of the pillars of Randolph’s financial security is ...

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1) What qualifications/experience make you the best person to hold this position? My degree in Mechanical Engineering, my 30 year career with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and my time on the Roseland Board of Adjustments have all provided me the skills to become a creative and ...

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Questions & Answers from Cindy Egan running for reelection as a Fairfield representative to the West Essex Board of Education on November 3, 2020 1) What qualifications/experience make you the best person to hold this position?   I have been an active West Essex Board of Education member ...

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Are Our Students Okay? At the Wood-Ridge Board of Education meeting this past Monday night (September 21st, 2020), I asked a handful of questions having to do with how we are monitoring the mental and emotional health of our community’s students. I proposed a simple one question addition to the ...

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Dear fellow Chatham Township neighbors, My name is Amee Shah and I am running for Chatham Township Committee because I am concerned about the current state of our Township, and I am committed to ensuring its successful future. I believe that many of the difficulties we are currently facing ...

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Dear Westfield Residents, I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during these trying times. My name is Eldy Pavon. As the mother of two children, one with special needs, it was important to my family that we found a community that not only had a history of educational excellence but ...

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