Candidate Statements

October 23, 2021

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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Jim Freeswick for Wayne Council-At-Large Endorsed by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill To Wayne Township voters:             I am a retired attorney running as a candidate of the Democratic Party for an at-large seat on the Wayne Municipal Council in the November 2, 2021 general election. I ask ...

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Our team – At-Large Roxbury Councilmen Jim Rilee, Mark Crowley, Bob DeFillippo, and Ward 1 Councilman Shawn Potillo – want to remind everyone to exercise their right to vote by mailing in their ballots or by casting their vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.  We also wish to thank everyone for ...

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Hello Roxbury! My name is Shawn Potillo, and I am the current Ward 1 Councilman here in Roxbury.  Ward 1 covers Port Morris, Landing, and a portion of Ledgewood, but I am dedicated to all of Roxbury.  I have had the privilege to live in Ward 1 for more than half of my 43 years of life.  I grew ...

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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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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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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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Thank you for your support!  I look forward to continuing to serve the students of Berkeley Heights as a member of the Board of Education. Please vote Ramya Kasthuri, Number 2 for the Unexpired Term.

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The current administration has been touting its efforts to help Westfield’s senior citizens, including emails, meetings with town officials and certificates. That’s nice, but is Westfield really doing everything it can to help seniors remain and thrive in Westfield? The most important thing ...

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Hi, I’m Keith Griffin and if you live in Roxbury’s 1st Ward, I’m hoping for your support in helping me become your next Town Councilman. I was inspired to run because Ward 1 continues to be left behind on business and infrastructure. There are well maintained sidewalks in Netcong and beautiful ...

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Senator Bob Smith, Assemblyman Joe Egan and Assemblyman Joe Danielsen know that our State’s priorities should start with opportunity.  They understand and respect our individual and collective needs.  Together they work every day to deliver results to improve the quality of life for us all ...

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To the Editor, The Covid 19 virus is a silent, unseen killer. Until a friend or family member is affected, some people still downplay its effects on our lives, our economy, and political discourse. The same can be said for another mostly unseen enemy, that of poverty. According to feeding ...

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To the Editor, The Covid 19 virus is a silent, unseen killer. Until a friend or family member is affected, some people still downplay its effects on our lives, our economy, and political discourse. The same can be said for another mostly unseen enemy, that of poverty. According to feeding ...

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Councilman Rob Bengivenga and Councilman Joe Wolak, this week, talk about how working together is key to getting it done and will keep South Plainfield moving in the right direction. “Our goal is to continue to work together to keep South Plainfield affordable, while investing more in our ...

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Senator Bob Smith, Assemblyman Joe Egan and Assemblyman Joe Danielsen know that our State’s priorities should start with opportunity.  They understand and respect our individual and collective needs.  Together they work every day to deliver results to improve the quality of life for us all ...

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Senator Bob Smith, Assemblyman Joe Egan and Assemblyman Joe Danielsen know that our State’s priorities should start with opportunity.  They understand and respect our individual and collective needs.  Together they work every day to deliver results to improve the quality of life for us all ...

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As Chairman of the Public Safety, Transportation & Parking Committee, we initiated a speed box pilot program two years ago on Windsor Avenue. It was successful, and now we’re expanding this program throughout Westfield to further mitigate speeding and improve pedestrian safety.  Windsor ...

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Hello Holmdel Community,  With each step along the campaign trail, I’ve delivered the details of my platform so that you can see clearly how we can do more for Holmdel, ACHIEVE more for Holmdel. Having recently knocked on my 1,000th door in town, I thought I’d turn the tables and tell you what ...

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STEVE BOHN’S CAMPAIGN IS NOT ABOUT BLAME. WE NEED WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS TRUCKS, TRAFFIC AND OVER DEVELOPMENT Steve Bohn, Democratic candidate for borough council, looks forward to working with Mayor Anesh and the Republican majority to address trucks, traffic and overdevelopment. “Everyday ...

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When I ran for the Board of Education three years ago, I said we needed to move the district forward - that we needed to build upon a foundation to address access and equity, systems, policies and data collection, crumbling outdated facilities and district leadership.  Since joining the Board of ...

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My name is Jen Cooper and I’m excited at the opportunity to bring a new voice and set of experiences to represent Roxbury on the Town Council. As an At Large candidate, I want to help ensure that our local government reflects our community.  We are 51% women, yet 88% male on the current Town ...

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During this campaign, I have advocated for increased transparency, accountability and communication from our Council to you, the citizens. Unfortunately, the current Council—including my opponents—have continually demonstrated decreased transparency and accountability.  Here is just a partial ...

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Throughout this election, I’ve had the pleasure of deeply exploring the Randolph School District. As a parent, I’ve been through the public schools entirely with one child and have recently started the same journey with another. Like most parents, I’ve encountered my share of challenges along the ...

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I’m Corine Borrero. My family moved to Roxbury Township in 1997, choosing this community because of its affordability and great schools.  I have four children, two already graduated from Roxbury schools and two currently in Roxbury elementary schools. I have happily served the Roxbury community by ...

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In my last Candidate Statement, I discussed my commitment to ensure that the education our children receive in Berkeley Heights will lead them to a lifetime of achievement of their goals and happiness, whatever their personal talents and aspirations may be.  Making certain this happens is ...

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Hello Roxbury, I’ve been here since about 2000. Before that I was busy growing up in Mine Hill, went onto CCM and then Seton Hall. My wife grew up here working at Eat-n-Run in the old mall (near the Macy’s side with the Arcade in the back side) and I met her at CCM.  We moved into her parents’ ...

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PILOT stands for Payment in Lieu of Taxes. As the name describes, lucky recipients of PILOTs make an agreed annual payment to the town instead of the normal property tax payment based upon the assessed value of their property.  The town keeps 95% of the PILOT payment, with the remaining 5% going ...

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Many politicians and elected officials talk about being fiscally responsible with our tax dollars. We’re proud to say we’ve walked the walk on the Berkeley Heights Township Council when it comes to responsibly managing township finances. Don’t take our word for it, though: Moody’s had this to say ...

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THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE  DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021   It is well-known that the biggest driver behind our outrageous property taxes, and the enormous cost of living in New Jersey, is education.  This is not evenly or fairly spread; ...

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The Westfield Crossing project on South Avenue was unanimously approved by the Planning Board in September 2021 and advances the Town in meeting its 2017 court-ordered affordable housing obligations.  Because this project involves a PILOT agreement (Payment in Lieu of Taxes), Mayor Shelley Brindle ...

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