Candidate Statements

August 11, 2018

My name Dan Chiariello, and I would like to introduce myself to you as a candidate for the Sparta Township Council.  There are a number of goals I would like to achieve if I am fortunate to be elected.  I will present these in brief posts and videos as we get closer to Election Day. I invite you to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- The East Brunswick Republicans released the following statement condemning Mayor Cohen and his council candidates for using public office to enrich developers at the expense of East Brunswick Public School students.  By supporting PILOT Programs, Cohen and Councilman Jim Wendell ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ-  Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate Rich Castaldo released the following statement with regard to Tuesday’s court ruling that essentially bans 3D-printed firearms nationwide:  “I would like to affirm my support for the ruling Tuesday that bans the printing of 3D-printed ...

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Rachel Selvin announced her candidacy for a seat on the Livingston Board of Education.  She is a retired lawyer and 14 year Livingston resident.  Rachel has two 2 children, one in Heritage Middle School and the other who just finished his Freshman year at Livingston High School.  She has been an ...

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As part of the Environmental Commission’s mission on environmental stewardship, one great stride made in 2017 and continuing today is making the west bank of the Passaic River accessible to our residents for passive recreation. The three-phase project is referred to as the Historic Riverside ...

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Todd Goren has filed a petition with the Essex County Clerk to seek one of the two open seats in the November Livingston Board of Education election. An eleven year Livingston resident, Mr. Goren is a parent of three children in Livingston Public Schools. His family has been actively involved in ...

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More than 20 years of experience as a journalist — covering everything from education to municipal government, from business to technology, and everything in between — has provided me a unique skill set that includes a capacity to absorb varied viewpoints and factual evidence; it has also ...

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July 30, 2018, Plainfield, NJ -- Rebecca Perkins has announced her candidacy for a three-year term on the Plainfield Board of Education. Perkins, a four-year resident of Plainfield, said her campaign slogan is “ABC – Accountable, Budget-based, and Caring.” “I believe that our children deserve an ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I am excited to announce my candidacy for a seat on the East Brunswick Board of Education,  I have lived in East Brunswick for nearly 56 years and benefited greatly from our school system, sense of community and amazing citizens.  While growing up in East Brunswick, I ...

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As many local residents are aware, if the Courthouse Square Redevelopment project proceeds as planned it will replace several historic buildings on Flemington’s Main Street with a modern urban development complex.  One ongoing question concerning this project is ‘who’s moving in?’ In an effort to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- East Brunswick residents Dharmesh Patel and Neven Abdo announced today that they will be running as the “East Brunswick Forward” slate for the Board of Education. They are running to keep school taxes low, while continuing to provide top quality education in East ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – Roseland has always been a community where neighbors are friends, and we have never defined our friends by political party. But things have changed in the past few years. The discord grows with each election and as a result, the real issues facing Roseland – and there are many – are ...

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Town Council candidate Debbie Burack took time to walk the community with senior Billy, looking at various infrastructure issues.  He showed her a large pothole on his block that needs repair for some time.  Also discussed among the two is the lack of adequate lighting and safe sidewalks to use ...

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Livingston Town Council candidate Brandon Minde previously served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Government Records Council, where he ran the state agency that adjudicates complaints filed under the Open Public Records Act concerning denials of access to government records by public ...

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Ronnie Ferber Konner filed her nominating petition on June 7, 2018 and has announced that she will seek another term on the Livingston Board of Education in the November 6, 2018 election. Ms. Konner appreciates the trust that the township members have given to her to serve Livingston, and she would ...

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During an ever changing and often challenging environment for education, Pamela Chirls is a strong advocate for what is best for Livingston’s nearly 6,000 students and those who do the important work in our classrooms every day. As current President and Co-Chair, Negotiating Committee, Pam is ...

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While attending the Summer Fest event last Sunday, Candidate for Livingston Town Council Debbie Burack reflected on the beneficiary of the days fundraising activities. The Livingston First Aid Squad. The Squad is comprised of approximately 30 volunteers who serve our community. Currently they ...

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Flemington, NJ - Fresh off a primary win in the race for the Democratic nomination for Hunterdon County Freeholder, Lynne McClintock and Cullen McAuliffe both look forward to sharing their vision of an ethical and responsive county government with voters on the road to Election Day in ...

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On June 5th, the Republican voters of Morris County have an opportunity to reject the negative campaigning in this Freeholder Election. Actually, negative campaigning is an understatement...it was pure old fashioned political butchery. We ask the voters to embrace Reagan’s 11th Commandment by ...

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Elected officials are obligated to undertake difficult challenges. There are those which are thrust upon us, like affordable housing, and those which must be addressed to keep our Township moving in a positive direction – like the New Municipal Complex. Our citizens trust and expect their municipal ...

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We are neighbors, parents, volunteers, first responders, seniors, and business owners. Not just red or blue - more than Democrats, Republicans, Independents and unaffiliated voters. Together, we are purple.  The common thread that binds us together, regardless of background, is that we are all a ...

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My name is Christopher Rinaldi.  As a long-time member of the Republican Party, I am running in the Republican Primary on June 5th for Township Council and Republican Municipal Committee of Berkeley Heights. On Election day, I (along with my running mates Mara and Maciejewski) can be found on the ...

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oday, the Webber campaign issued the following statement on press reports detailing an offer from Peter de Neufville to other candidates to drop out in exchange for a taxpayer paid job: "The allegation that Peter de Neufville tried to bribe Antony Ghee is a disturbing one. This is corruption ...

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Berkeley Heights is my home and my family has enjoyed living here for 15 years. In fact, my parents even decided they wanted to move here soon after we bought our home. They came to visit their new grandson at least twice a month from Long Island and fell in love with the trees, the parks and the ...

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Elections matter and the people we elect really make a difference. This is a truth that I have believed in for most of my life, but it has become glaringly obvious during the last two years as I watched our nation struggle through a contentious and debilitating national election with shocking ...

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Dear Berkeley Heights residents, As some of you may know, I am running for the Town Council in the upcoming Republican Primary Election (column C, row 7). Because of that, people often ask me “What is your stance on various town issues? Was the decision to build a 30 mln municipal complex a ...

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Pop quiz - What is a PILOT?  Is it: A)     A person that flies a plane. B)     A sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. C)     A critical tool in the municipal toolkit that enables a Township to reduce a project’s size and height, ...

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June 1, 2018 Contact: Aura Dunn @ 703-568-4627 As proponents of good governance, Freeholder Cesaro and I decided on a campaign that would inform the Morris County voter on the issues that were important to them, not bashing opponents with negative campaigning.  We stand firm in that ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — On Memorial Day, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, and Roseland Councilman Christopher Bardi joined James Spango (candidate for Roseland Mayor), Eileen Fishman (Council Candidate), Roger Freda (Council Candidate), Roseland Democratic Chairman ...

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I really love Berkeley Heights for its small town feel, quality schools, and closeness to New York, beaches, and parks. It’s the place that I have chosen to raise my child. I bought a house here and have my roots grounded. My son is 10 years old and in the 4th grade and I plan to be here for quite ...

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