Elections

May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that her Main Office in Elizabeth will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots. Ms. Rajoppi’s Annex Office in Westfield will also be open for ballots on June ...

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ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election. The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Republican Committee announced their slate for candidates for Mayor and Borough Council in a statement Friday morning.  The statement released by the NPRC said, "The New Providence Republican Municipal Committee announced their slate of candidates for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Asserting it's more important to keep Democrats at bay than to become a Congressman, Succasunna resident Craig Heard said Monday he will not wage a primary election challenge this year against U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.). Heard, who unsuccessfully tried to beat Lance in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - NJ-7 Democratic Congressional candidate, Linda Weber, announced today that she will suspend her campaign. In a release from her campaign, it stated, "Although Weber earned the official endorsements of the Somerset and Essex County Democratic Committees, she pledged that ...

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CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari came ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez. The former CEO and Chairman of Celegene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC.  The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – At the beginning of the night’s forum, there were seven people running for the opportunity to run as the Democrats’ candidate for District 7 in New Jersey.   It is expected the winner will face the incumbent Congressman Leonard Lance (R) in November. Half way through the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair.  The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and State Senator Nick Scutari continue their outreach to Democrats to support their candidacies for Union County Democratic Committee chairman. Mayor Mahr, the acting chair following Jerry Green's resignation last week, sent a letter to committee ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Monday afternoon, a position he has held since January 2014, citing a lack of transparency in government. Stewart said Mapp was "clearly agitated" during ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - No sooner did Assemblyman Jerry Green of Plainfield announce his resignation as Union County’s Democratic Party chairman than political pundits went into high gear with possible scenarios. But as speculation rages over what might happen next with Union County’s Democratic ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness.  A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, ...

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LINDEN, NEW JERSEY — New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari announced today that he is running for Union County Democratic Chairman with the backing of retiring Chairman Jerry Green who has suffered a recent illness. Prominent Democrats in New Providence and Berkeley Heights have endorsed ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Democrats will host two meet and greets with the seven democratic candidates running for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th district. Local voters will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates and ask questions on two separate dates. “We want to give voters an ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country. “It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Six Democratic candidates determined to defeat longtime Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District in November’s mid-term elections did their best Wednesday night to convince a group of 75 local Democrats that they have what it takes to get the ...

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