Candidate Statements

November 14, 2018

Hello Maplewood,  First of all, I want to extend a big Thank you to all the 1,175 voters who trusted me and put their faith in my candidacy. I will always be forever grateful that you believed in me and I wish I could hug and thank you all in person.  As you know, I lost the election but I ...

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To Our Madison Neighbors, Supporters and Friends, We offer our sincere congratulations to Astri Baillie on her re-election and to Debra Coen for her victory in Madison's Borough Council election.  We wish them both well as they serve their terms. Thank you to all the Madison voters who ...

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Yesterday, Berkeley Heights residents braved the rain and the crowds and made good on what we had heard repeatedly as we knocked on doors all over town. They showed their strong support for us but moreover, they showed that they are ready for change. They demonstrated that Berkeley Heights has a ...

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When I sat in the hallway outside the Essex County Clerk’s Office in July, trying to think of a three-word slogan for my Board of Education run, the words “Transparency, Accountability, Dignity” quickly came to mind. Over the course of the next few months, I sat in living rooms, coffee shops and ...

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Congratulations to the Democrat team of Angie Devanney, Stephen Yellin and Alvaro Medieros. They worked hard and their message resonated with residents.. We all want the very best for Berkeley Heights and we will ensure a smooth transition.  Thank you to the residents of Berkeley Heights for your ...

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TAPinto Paterson has invited all candidates for Board of Education to offer statements on several key issues related to the future of Paterson. These submissions will be run in their entirety and are not edited in any way. Following is the final submission by Amany Ramadan on the future of ...

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Stafford Conservatives Greg Myhre for Mayor Council Candidates Tom Steadman, Dr. Tony Guariglia, Mike Pfancook, George Williams, Bob Henken, and Paul Krier   Dear Stafford Resident, We are only a day away from the General election on Tuesday, November 6th. This election is ...

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The comments and accusations which have been tossed around in recent days are not only untrue but they represent the politics of personal destruction. In my years as Morris County Clerk, I have modernized the services offered, brought about a transparency to the operation of the Clerk’s office and ...

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As residents of Maplewood since 2005, my wife Janet and I have had the great fortune of seeing our children Christopher and Katie (a senior and freshman at Columbia High School, respectively) grow and thrive in the district for the past 11 years. As an active participant in their pursuits and their ...

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It’s hard to believe that it is almost election day. It seems like yesterday we were eagerly submitting our petitions to run for the Board of Education and taking commemorative pictures in front of the Sussex County Clerk’s Office. It has been quite an incredible experience. We have seen a lot ...

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Jen Grana and I have spent the past few months knocking on doors, talking with Sparta residents,and proactively engaging in conversations with residents of all types about our district schools.  Speaking with our community about the importance of Sparta's public schools has been so informative. It ...

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Hello Sparta, My name is John Finkeldie and I am running for Sparta Town Council.  I have always enjoyed living in Sparta and I’m very proud to claim Sparta as my home for the last 25 years.   Married 27 years to my wife Valerie, we are very proud to have been fortunate enough to raise two ...

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” — Albert Einstein When deciding to run for one of three spots on the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, I wanted to ...

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We share the deep conviction -- based on our own personal experiences -- that all children are capable of excellence. Growing up, we both had special, caring teachers who made a transformative difference in our lives. (See Javier's and Annemarie's personal statements.) We believe  it is a teacher’s ...

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I am Kathleen Mullen, a resident of North Plainfield, NJ, for over thirty years. My husband Kevin and I, and our daughters Kristine and Kerri, are proud of our town and school district. We have a great community life, in a town with people we care about deeply.   The opportunity to serve ...

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  I just returned from a long day of meeting with residents to find my opponents Max the Tax video and mailer. Once again Kevin is out of touch with our community and took my comment out of context. My comment was made at a school budget meeting where we were facing the loss of three ...

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I have been honored to serve the residents of Sparta as a member of the Township Council for the last eight years. During this time my priorities have centered around enhancing public safety efforts, through our Police, Fire Dept, Office of Emergency Management and Ambulance Squad in the most ...

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Hi! My name is Susan Hannon and I am running as a write-in candidate for Sparta Town Council.  I have been fortunate to live in Sparta for over 18 years.  My husband, Kevin and I have raised our sons here.  One is a freshman in college and the other is a junior at Sparta High School.  During the ...

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As we approach election day on Tuesday November 6th, I would like to talk about my team and our record, and you the voter can be the judge. We have been working very hard these past few years to transform our town’s business and residential community while simultaneously and successfully managing ...

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Reflecting upon the past eight months, campaigning for New Providence Borough Council has been a tremendous experience.  I am grateful for the opportunity to have met so many thoughtful, talented and generous people.  So many wonderful people including residents who quietly give back in their own ...

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This is the second position paper from Rupa Kale and John FX Keane articulating their point of view regarding safety in the Borough. Their position is based on conversations with residents and studying the issue including best practices from neighboring towns. Rupa and John recommend that the ...

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As I continue to meet residents as we go door to door, I have been asked why I want to be on this Town Council again. And my answer is simple:  I care about this Town and know that my years of engineering experience are needed at this very critical point in our history.  When I first moved to ...

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I am running for Town Council because I care about our Town, I have the right SKILLS and EXPERIENCE and am willing to take ACTION to guide us through the changes that are happening in Berkeley Heights.  The ability to take ACTION matters.  In the few months that I have been on the Council I have ...

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The toxic political atmosphere in Washington DC is in danger of becoming a reality here in Berkeley Heights. Rather than campaign on the issues, the Woodruff-D'Aquila-Greco team has resorted to scorched-earth, disgusting character attacks on Angie Devanney. We have now confirmed that the ...

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For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Nancy Sheridan, candidate for First Ward Council. I live down the road on 26 Sandalwood Drive and I want to be your neighbor in Town Hall. I decided to run because I want to see our town government respond to your needs. After 15 years of the same ...

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Dear Randolph, It’s been an incredible campaign season. We began in the snow, and we are ending as the leaves fall. I have met amazing folks along the way, some of whom have shared personal stories with me, which have helped me to understand the needs, wants and desires of the people in this ...

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            I wanted to take the opportunity to provide one last message to the residents of Randolph prior to Election Day on November 6.  If you are tired of the stagnation caused by years of one-party rule and vast commercial vacancies, then you are probably clamoring for a change of ...

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Dear Neighbor You may recall recent correspondence I submitted to you outlining our past accomplishments since I joined the Bonaccorso Team sixteen years ago. I believe it’s essential that I also enlighten you on our most recent initiatives to ensure the continued safety and well being for all ...

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For over two decades, I have been a practicing pharmacist serving over 13,000 nursing home residents in the capacity as Director of Pharmacy at Partners Pharmacy.  I am committed to the highest standards of healthcare and medication management and have extensive experience in my profession.  My ...

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I am a retired Homicide Lieutenant with over 25 years of experience in law enforcement with the Essex County Prosecutor’s office, where I was the first female officer assigned to the homicide unit.  As an investigator, I was assigned to various units ranging from child abuse, domestic violence and ...

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