Candidate Statements

October 18, 2021

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 Raritan Township Committee decides what the township tax rate should be and how to spend the money.  For decades the 5 Member - All Republican Township Committee, has controlled your tax money. Raritan Township, the largest and most economically diverse municipality in Hunterdon County, ...

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THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION 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; there is a wide variation in financial impact between some towns and others.  In my own case ...

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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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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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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; there is ...

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THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE MADE IN MY CAPACITY AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN, AND NOT IN MY CAPACITY AS A BOARD MEMBER.  THESE STATEMENTS ARE ALSO NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BOARD OR ITS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS AND SOLELY REPRESENT MY OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS. As I mentioned in my previous candidate statement, ...

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Our family moved to Chatham 20 years ago after attending the 4th of July parade and falling in love with the town. I have been active in Chatham from the beginning with our church, our children’s schools, and volunteer work. I ran for Borough Council three years ago to bring more empathetic ...

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I am so proud that five Mayors and a total of eight total local Chatham Township officials support me, Mark Lois, for Chatham Township Committee.  Their statement of endorsement is below: ****************************************************************************** Mark Lois is the right ...

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Today, on what would be my father's birthday, I am proud to announce my candidate endorsement from the Passaic County Central Labor Council (PCCLC).  I'm imagining if he were still here with us, this would be one of the best gifts I could've given him. I completed the vetting process with the ...

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I am so proud that five Mayors of both political parties support me, Kathy Abbott, for Chatham Township Committee.  The five include current Mayor Stacey Ewald (D) as well as former mayors Tracy Ness (D), Mike Kelly (R), Sue Hoag (D) and Fred Pocci (R).  In their joint letter, the mayors ...

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Greene Place is a small, dead end street in Ward 3 off Central Avenue between Grove and Sycamore Streets, which has the distinction of being the only street in Westfield still paved with concrete. No one really knows the last time it was paved, although a strong indicator might be a manhole cover ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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I am so thankful to the residents of Westfield for allowing me the opportunity to serve the community and Westfield Public Schools as a two-term member of the Board of Education. During my nearly six years on the Board, I have served on all seven committees and have chaired the Budget & ...

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I am ready! Ready to collaborate with Westfield’s leadership to find fair-and-balanced solutions that will drive change. Ready to help ensure Westfield remains one of the most coveted destinations for current and future families. Ready to utilize my two decades of experience in compliance and risk ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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A few weeks ago I made a mistake and woke up in a panic. My blunder was forgetting to lock my car when I went upstairs to go to sleep that night. We have a nighttime routine in place at our house to lock every door, but for some reason that night I forgot to check my car. I ran frantically ...

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Much information is being published during this election season about Westfield’s current property taxes as compared to previous years. We are also hearing about surplus consumption and town spending. Carefully selected numbers are being thrown around that do not tell the whole story and use ...

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REFORMING OUR PROPERTY TAX By WILLIAM H. MICHELSON for STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2021 Almost everyone in New Jersey is screaming about their high property tax bill, which bears little  resemblance to what services they receive from local government. New Jersey, as has ...

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Councilmen Rob Bengivenga and Joe Wolak, this week, announced how the Anesh Team has been working hard to improve the town’s parks and infrastructure. Something they say is one of the most important jobs of any municipal government. “Local government is about maintaining our infrastructure and ...

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More young families like mine now live in Scotch Plains than ever before.  When I was sworn in as a Councilman on April 20, 2021, having been appointed to the vacant Council seat previously held by now Mayor Josh Losardo, one of the first things that I did was to push for long overdue renovations ...

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Elect Roberts & Nau to Chatham Township BOE Our Children and Community Deserve Change Kyle Roberts and Jim Nau are running for the Chatham Township Board of Education to drive positive change in the future shaping of our curriculum and the overall culture of our schools. We are Chatham ...

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EVERYONE’S INPUT IS NECESSARY TO PREPARE FOR 1,000 NEW HOUSING UNITS AND TRUCK TRAFFIC FROM APPROVED WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE FACILITIES. I want to complement Mayor Anesh for his outreach about how best to deal with Halloween this year. With the lingering effects of Covid, it is important that parents ...

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Amid a global pandemic, uncertain economic times, and weather-related disasters, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley are grateful more than ever to serve as your state legislators. While the past year has been enormously challenging, it reminds ...

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My name is Doug Reinstein and I’m running for a 3-year seat on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BOE) because children's education is my top priority.  That education is contingent upon providing safe schools that are open for learning.  Our schools are FULLY open to teach our students in a ...

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Amid a global pandemic, uncertain economic times, and weather-related disasters, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley are grateful more than ever to serve as your state legislators. While the past year has been enormously challenging, it reminds ...

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Amid a global pandemic, uncertain economic times, and weather-related disasters, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley are grateful more than ever to serve as your state legislators. While the past year has been enormously challenging, it reminds ...

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