Candidate Statements

April 14, 2021

Bordentown City Residents, My name is Jim Lynch and I am seeking re-election to the City Commission on May 11, 2021. I am currently your Mayor and Director of Public Safety and Affairs in the City. My years of experience on the City Commission the past four years were tested beyond anyone's ...

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We are very proud of our record in helping to build a better Berkeley Heights where, as we see it, all residents are welcome and valued both now and in years to come. We are asking the residents of our town to give us the opportunity of a second term on the Township Council so that we can continue ...

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Greetings Bordentown City. My name is Joe Myers and I am your city commissioner in Bordentown City overseeing public property, streets, and water. I am currently running for re-election and I am asking for your support and vote on May 11th. In May of 2017, I sat on the stage at Carslake ...

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This Monday, I officially filed my petitions with the Department of Elections in Trenton. I am running for State Senate because we have had enough excuses, now let’s get results. As the Mayor of Roselle Park, my constituents judge me on getting results, not attending press conferences, ribbon ...

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Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Como, and I am running for Town Council in Westfield’s Ward 1. I am Jersey born and raised; after living up and down the East Coast; my husband Brad and I established roots here in December 2007. Like you, we fell in love with Westfield’s great school district ...

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"Petitions for the upcoming State Primary are in - excited to be hitting the campaign trail with Declan J. O'Scanlon Jr. and Gerry Scharfenberger to have the opportunity to represent Monmouth County in Trenton!"  Vicky Flynn, Esq. 

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Thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your mayor for the last four years, a job I have taken on as a full time volunteer. I am thrilled to announce that I will once again be seeking your vote in November for another term along with Councilpersons Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David ...

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Hello! I am Denise Garrett, and I am a candidate for Westfield Town Council representing the Ward 2 community. I am running with a great sense of hope and excitement to help shape a bright future for Westfield by focusing on doing the right thing for our residents, our community and our ...

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I, Kathy Abbott, am pleased to announce my candidacy for Chatham Township Committee. Having served on the Township Committee 7 years ago, I understand how important it is for elected leaders to have a strong vision for the future of our municipality. This time, I am running as a member of the ...

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After decades of conservative fiscal leadership, the Democrat majority on the Committee has increased Chatham Township’s spending by more than 20% in less than two years. Our Township simply cannot sustain these consecutive double-digit tax increases thrust upon our taxpayers. I have seen our ...

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This week, four new friends and I filed our petitions to run for Mayor and Town Council. This may seem like just the next step in a process; the Working for Westfield Team has been writing, posting, and meeting with Westfield neighbors for months. But it is not. Filing petitions commits us to turn ...

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The Cannabis Commission. It’s not the long-awaited sequel to the movie ‘Dazed and Confused.’ Instead, it’s the Mayor’s “holistic and thoughtful” approach to the issue (or opportunity, for some) of what to do regarding marijuana dispensaries. Why would a town that just a few years ago was up in ...

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VERONA, NJ --- Experienced attorney, and Verona Township resident for nine years, Cynthia Holland is running for Verona Township Council on the May 11, 2021 ballot. After working in both the private and public sectors throughout her career, Cynthia is uniquely equipped with the strategic ...

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Jack McEvoy, currently serving the Township of Verona as Mayor, has announced his bid to seek re-election for a second term to the Verona Town Council. Prior to serving on the Verona Town Council and as Mayor, Jack, a lifelong Verona resident, served as a Board member at the Hillwood Terrace ...

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VERONA, NJ – Jason M. Hyndman has a bold vision for Verona — a Verona where new development actually reduces overall environmental impact, a Verona with a thriving town center that is safe and enjoyable to walk and bike to, a Verona that balances the demands of State mandated ...

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(Photo from left to right - New Jersey Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (13th District), Monmouth County Sheriff and Republican County Chairman Shaun Golden, 13th District Assembly Candidate Vicky Flynn and Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone) "Great speaking with the team on issues ...

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Dr. Christopher Tamburro has announced his candidacy for Verona Township Council in the May 11, 2021 nonpartisan municipal elections. Tamburro is a high school teacher in the Township who serves as a special operations coordinator for the Verona Rescue Squad and Deputy Emergency Management ...

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Dear neighbors,  My name is Greg Vartan, and I am incredibly proud to serve as a member of Summit’s Common Council. I love this City so much, and I write this letter to humbly ask for your support as I seek another term.  Since the arrival of the pandemic, my colleagues and I have taken ...

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Kerry Peterson, Joe Zichelli, and Melissa Skabich are proud to announce their candidacy for Cedar Grove Town Council. Peterson, who currently serves as Cedar Grove’s Mayor, is up for reelection upon completing her first four-year term with the Council. Zichelli was unanimously appointed to the ...

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Ocean Township - Small-business owner and longtime Monmouth County resident Mike Beson has formally announced his candidacy for Monmouth County Board of Commissioners. “I am running for Monmouth County Commissioner to make our County more affordable, attract new businesses, and jumpstart our ...

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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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