Candidate Statements

October 27, 2021

I am grateful for the support of both of our Hawthorne Mayoral candidates. Current Councilmen, John Lane (Republican) and Joe Wojtecki (Democrat) were amongst the first in town to place my signs on their front lawns and I couldn't be more thankful for their support. We also have the presence of a ...

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My name is Amy Overman and I am honored to be a candidate for the Roxbury Board of Education.   In 2012, I purchased my first home in Roxbury with my husband, Brian. He had grown up here, graduated from Roxbury High School, and really wanted to move back to start our family. It was the best ...

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Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Assemblymembers Rob Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley of New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District are honored to have received endorsements for the 2021 General Election from advocates representing the best of our great state. The endorsements come from ...

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While the Team Hawthorne Democrats 2021 candidates publicly applauded the announcement this week that Governor Murphy and the NJ Department of Transportation has awarded Hawthorne $373,700 to improve the roads on Utter Avenue and 5th Avenue as part of the FY2022 Municipal Aid Grant program, it ...

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STEVE BOHN IS PROUD OF POSITIVE, ISSUE ORIENTED CAMPAIGN FOR BOROUGH COUNCIL As the campaign for borough council comes to a close, Democrat Steve Bohn takes pride on how everyone has conducted themselves. “I know this is probably unheard of, but I want to congratulate those running on the ...

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PERSONAL BACKGROUND My name is Dan Opperthauser and I am running for the Board of Education on November 2nd, 2021 as a write in candidate.  I was born and raised in New Providence and went to Salt Brook School, NPMS, and NPHS (class of 1999 (saving the best for last!)).  Growing up in New ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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I am Bill Leonard, Sr. and I am running for Glen Rock Borough Council because I see an opportunity to improve how the borough government establishes priorities and generates solutions to problems. Including different viewpoints to borough government will lead to better solutions. If elected, I will ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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As Democrat candidates Councilwoman Beth Little, Councilman Greg Vartan, and Andy Minegar previewed in a joint candidate statement not long ago on this site, it IS the “silly season.” What seems “silly” is Councilman Vartan’s mischaracterization of our recent Broad Street West (BSW) mailer in ...

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My name is Vanessa Serrano, Ed. D. I am running for a three-year term for the Sparta Board of Education. I have been a resident of Sparta since 2011. I am married and have two children, Michael (8) and Ciara (6).  I have decided to seek another term in order to continue to represent as an ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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LAND USE, HOME RULE AND CONSERVATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 In addition to being an attorney-at-law, I hold a Master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning.  As Chairman of the Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission, and ...

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Four years ago, Westfield voters decided to give Shelley Brindle and her team a chance to lead the Town in a different direction. The Mayor and Council certainly did, but I believe it has been the wrong direction. Since 2018, the Brindle Administration has depleted nearly $9 million of the ...

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With election day fast approaching, it is critical that Bridgewater residents be advised of Filipe Pedroso’s alarmingly checkered past. In 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Review Board admonished Pedroso for unethical conduct in his handling of a legal matter between 1998 and ...

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ABOUT THE INCUMBENT SENATOR WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 I am running for the New Jersey Senate against Democratic Senator Nicholas P. Scutari. An easy search shows a lawsuit now pending in Superior Court, which he has filed against the City of ...

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Hey neighbors, there they go again.  I’m sure that you saw another deceptive mailer about Broad Street West from the Republican candidates.   More importantly, probably, for the first time in Summit history, we have local candidates suggesting giving more Summit tax dollars to the ...

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My name is Jill Orlich and I am running for Glen Rock Borough Council. I have lived in Glen Rock for 13 years with my husband and our three children. My background, skills and dedication to this community make me an ideal candidate for Council.   During my career as a lawyer in the city, I ...

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My name is Mary Barchetto, and I am proud to be running for re-election to the Glen Rock Borough Council. I am a 12-year resident of Glen Rock where I am enjoying raising my three children with my husband Tony.  I have had the honor of serving on the Glen Rock Council for almost three years.  ...

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With Election Day just a few short days away, I am reflecting on what an exciting journey it has been since I announced my candidacy in February. I have met hundreds of amazing neighbors and feel positively supported.  My message as a champion of transparency has been consistent throughout the ...

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I have been a Roxbury resident for over 21 years. I have twins who grew up in Roxbury, attended Jefferson and Lincoln/Roosevelt elementary schools, Eisenhower Middle School, and who are now seniors in Roxbury High School.  I am very involved in the activities they participate in; I have been ...

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Chatham Township is a high quality place with exceptional people and a distinctive small town way of life. We are set apart with safe neighborhoods and low taxes relative to surrounding towns. I am asking for your vote to Preserve Chatham Township. Results Needed Right now, Chatham Township ...

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Frank Cooney is truly a man of Montville.  As our current Township Committee person, Frank brings his friendly smile to everyone he meets.  As a lifelong resident of Montville, Frank is paying it forward and has served us well. Most of us know Frank and have seen him around town, whether it was in ...

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Dear Neighbors,  If you are like me, vested in the future of Chatham Township, then I am asking for your vote. Really good things have been happening and we need more!   These include:  • Renegotiating the Affordable Housing Agreement to move to the old Charlie Brown's site, not River ...

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We would like to share a few thoughts on Broad Street West. Here are some important things to note: 1.     Residents and Council are in charge of the project The project is still open to public comment at Council and Planning Board. There have been multiple public meetings and there will ...

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Hope Cohen, candidate for Raritan Township Committee, is proud to announce she has received endorsements from several prominent organizations and individuals.   Cohen, who makes up half of the campaign team of Simoncelli and Cohen for Raritan Township Committee, wants to bring a new perspective ...

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As proud Sparta residents, we are excited to be running for a three-year term on the Sparta Board of Education. All three of us have children in the Sparta School District and have a vested interest in guiding our schools forward with integrity and fiscal responsibility. On November 2nd, we need ...

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ABOUT THE INCUMBENT SENATOR WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 I am running for the New Jersey Senate against Democratic Senator Nicholas P. Scutari. An easy search shows a lawsuit now pending in Superior Court, which he has filed against the City of ...

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