Candidate Statements

June 13, 2020

Thank you, Berkeley Heights, for the privilege of serving as your Councilperson and allowing me to work on your behalf to help improve our community.  Berkeley Heights means so much to me and my family. We have lived here for over 25 years, and I am always looking for ways to give back. With a ...

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My name is Jeff Varnerin and I am running for Town Council in Berkeley Heights where I have lived for ~14 years with my wife Debbie and son Ryan. Many people in this community may know me, but for those who don’t, I want to give you a brief introduction of who I am and why I’m running. As the ...

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As an educator and councilwoman, the end of the school year will be bittersweet.  No physical goodbyes and no traditional closure.  For students everywhere, the lessons this school year were like no other. Students, teachers, and their families were presented with challenges none of us had ...

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The nomination of Fabiana Pierre-Louis Esq. to the New Jersey Supreme Court is most welcomed news in today’s turbulent climate.  Counselor Pierre Louis arrives at the nomination with an impeccable set of credentials, a wealth of experience, and the respect of her colleagues. She is a black woman ...

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ASHLEY FELICE AND MARK HAMILTON FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE: Who we are and what we stand for… Ashley and Mark are both licensed attorneys with business acumen devoted to promoting efficient, responsive, transparent and community-focused government.   In addition to being an attorney, Ashley was ...

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May 30, 2020 “The Lack of Liberty and Justice For All…” The heinous murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated to death while complying with the orders of his four arresting officers from the Minneapolis police force, is a telling example of what Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor describes ...

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A little progress each day adds up to big results, and in Roselle, we are getting the work done.  As First Ward Councilwoman, I am working hard each day to help move Roselle forward and give its residents what they need and deserve.  I know that the actions we all take today are motivated by a ...

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(On June 2, 2020, Joshua Weiner, David Timpanaro and Jeanette Hernandez submitted the following letter to the Randolph Township Council) Dear Township Council:       I write on behalf of myself, David Timpanaro and Jeanette Hernandez and our campaign for Randolph Township Council.         ...

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On July 7th, Plainfield residents will head to the polls in-person as well as vote-by-mail, to cast our votes to fill vital seats on our City Council. The role of City Council members is now more important than ever, to lead the Queen City through the effects of the current global pandemic, the ...

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To my fellow Hasbrouck Heights Residents, As some of you may already know, I am running for Council on the Democratic ticket with Chris Hillman as a part of Team Heights. I have watched Chris over his first term and have seen how he has been present through this pandemic.  He has provided to the ...

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With our busy schedules and an increasingly toxic political landscape, I know it can be difficult for a lot of us to find the time and enthusiasm to participate in local government. What’s more, the self-aggrandizing and misleading behavior in politics—from the local level all the way to ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every facet of life here in Summit. Together, we are doing our best to adapt and overcome these frequently changing and tremendously challenging times. While health and safety remain of paramount importance, we must remain hyper vigilant of our economic ...

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Get your ballot in the mail, it must be postmarked by May 12th! Remember to vote Daniel A Carnicella - 10A! Thanks for your support.   

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"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” -Marian Wright Edelman As a servant leader, and most importantly your neighbor, I greet you as a candidate for Plainfield City Councilman At- Large. Serving the residents of ...

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It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve as your Commissioner and Director of Revenue and Finance.  A Certified Public Accountant and now retired senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP., I have brought to my role over 40 years of accounting and professional leadership experience, ...

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I am Charles L. McRae, a 37-year resident of the Plainfield, who currently represents you as 3rd Ward City Councilman. I have been able to successfully transfer my more than 40 years of business sales management and customer service experience to my work on the Council. As I advocate for you, my ...

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As we come towards the end of our current election period in Nutley, which is unprecedented in our time, I hope all are well and safe. I pray for those who are no longer here. As a business owner who has been closed for over two months and have been active with the Chamber of Commerce trying to ...

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As I write this my sincere hope is that you and yours are well. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you. In less than two weeks, we will know the results of the 2020 Nutley Township Municipal Election. For those who have not yet cast your vote, please consider me for one of your ...

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Vote for candidates who will move Nutley forward. Please consider Daniel A Carnicella (10A) for one of your five votes.    

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As I complete my third term as your Public Works Commissioner and my first term as your Mayor.  I want to ask for your support in the upcoming election. In the previous three campaigns, I ran on the platform of holding the line on taxes, preserving our neighborhoods, and maintaining our road, ...

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This is why New Jersey Needs “Vote By Mail” I’m Russ Cirincione, a New Deal Democrat running for Congress in CD-6 . Two things are very important to me: protecting the health and well being of the New Jerseyans and protecting the right to vote. If you had the chance to prevent the spread of ...

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To start, I want to say that I sincerely hope that you and yours are healthy at home. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of you. By now, everyone should have received their Vote by Mail ballots. The time has come for the residents of Nutley to have their voice heard. Your next ...

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For immediate press release. Shawn Hunter, a candidate for Mayor of Orange, New Jersey Shawn D. Hunter is a product of Essex County.  She has attended Bloomfield College, Lincoln University, and is now perusing a law degree at Taft University. A financial expert, she is the founder of HBS ...

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I hope everyone remains safe, and continued thanks to all of our essential workers. I have been asked about my plan to cut taxes, and I thought this answer would be valuable to all. First, before I talk about my plan, some background on our tax assessment is necessary for those who may be ...

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Hello This is Sanford Fleitell, and as you know by now, I am running for commissioner in Nutley.  Again, I hope you are all safe and healthy and praying for those we have lost.  Hopefully, you have received your ballot in the mail and are pondering who to vote for. A number of years ago, I ...

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Nutley’s government needs to be more transparent. Nutley’s residents and taxpayers deserve to know that the decisions being made by our leaders are being made in the best interests of the town. To accomplish this, I am proposing: Make our leaders and meetings more accessible In my candidate ...

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Strong leadership at all levels of government is key to moving Nutley forward.  I have the experience and leadership to represent the people of Nutley as township Commissioner.  Please consider me for one of your five votes.   The right person, at the right time, for the right ...

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Michael Jean Baptiste has been a long time resident of Orange and continues to fight for what’s right. He has established many businesses and contributed to the growing culture. As a former city employee, he enjoyed the times spent working with the seniors and donating to various events. His ...

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Under the current State of Emergency, now more than ever, we must rise as a community to help one another. The health and safety of our families, and those we stand together with in Berkeley Heights, is on the forefront of everyone’s minds as we abide by current shelter-in-place orders and support ...

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 As I write this, I hope that you and yours are well. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you. I would like to again thank all our volunteers, police, fire, EMS, healthcare workers and all other essential personnel who continue to work on the frontlines to provide much needed ...

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