Elections

April 17, 2019

In light of the recent alleged events in East Brunswick, I would like to take a moment to publicly renounce intolerance in our midst. Several weeks ago, in the aftermath of the New Zealand attacks, a vigil was held in Temple Beth El in Franklin Township. We stood in unity at the event in the face ...

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What Sheena Collum has proposed is the elimination of the South Orange Fire Department, and that, we are certain, would be a disaster for our village. An unreleased proposal sent from Maplewood to South Orange in 2018, that Collum has stood by yet has refused to make public, demonstrates why we ...

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(Somerset, NJ) – In light of the recent alleged events in East Brunswick, I would like to take a moment to publicly renounce intolerance in our midst. Several weeks ago, in the aftermath of the New Zealand attacks, a vigil was held in Temple Beth El in Franklin Township. We stood in unity at the ...

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(Somerset, NJ) – In light of the recent alleged events in East Brunswick, I would like to take a moment to publicly renounce intolerance in our midst. Several weeks ago, in the aftermath of the New Zealand attacks, a vigil was held in Temple Beth El in Franklin Township. We stood in unity at the ...

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(Somerset, NJ) – In light of the recent alleged events in East Brunswick, I would like to take a moment to publicly renounce intolerance in our midst. Several weeks ago, in the aftermath of the New Zealand attacks, a vigil was held in Temple Beth El in Franklin Township. We stood in unity at the ...

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Running for re-election is Mayor Phil Kramer. Mayor Kramer is finishing his first 4- year term after serving as the Third Ward Councilman for 6 years. He has worked as an Aerospace Engineer, Computer Scientist and flew B52s in the Air Force. Dr. Kramer currently practices Neurology three days a ...

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Councilwoman Kimberly Francois is the longest serving member of Council running this year having served 14 years to date. She is running for re-election as Councilwoman-At-Large. An Information Technology Executive working in the Healthcare industry, she has Bachelors in Engineering from Harvard ...

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Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt is the youngest and newest member of Council having been selected to fill Shanel Robinson’s seat after she was elected as a Freeholder. Born and raised in Franklin, and a proud Franklin High School graduate, Councilwoman Pruitt is currently employed as Chief of Staff to ...

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Sivaraman Anbarasan, known to his friends as Ram, is seeking his first term on Council. Ram is currently the Executive Director/CEO of the NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development. He has been in higher education for over 14 years, working at Camden County College, ...

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Somerset County Clerk’s office yesterday, where I reviewed the nomination petitions for Sheriff and Freeholder. Not surprisingly, Somerset County Sheriff Candidate Tim Pino had overwhelming support on his petition with 291 signatures. Comparing Tim’s total to his ...

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Beverly Briggs-Lawson (R) is a proud resident of Franklin Township for over 20 years. She is married to Thomas and together they have raised 3 children. Fulfilling her desire to serve our country, Beverly joined the United States Marine Corps and was deployed during Desert Storm. After having ...

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Santhosh “Sam” Velu has been a resident of Franklin Township since 1998. He lives with his beautiful wife Asha and 2 lovely children. His daughter attends CJCP charter school and his son attends FHS; both play on school and travel soccer teams. Also residing with the Velus is their lovable dog, ...

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Alhaji “Noah” Fofanah has lived in Franklin Township for the past 10 years. He is married to Aminata Amy Fofanah and they have a 2-year old son named Ibrahim Noah Fofanah. Noah was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa and moved to the US in 1999 with his sibling due to the ongoing civil ...

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Christina Ganzer-Zambri was born and raised in Franklin, attending St. Mary School in Bound Brook until transferring to Hillcrest in sixth grade. She is married to Mike Zambri, who she’s known for 25 years, is mom to 3 ½-year old Isabelle and stepmom to 16-year old Cliff. Christina’s parents and ...

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Councilman Robert Muñoz is pleased to announce that he will be seeking his fourth term on the New Providence Borough Council. During the past 8 ½ years on council, Councilman Muñoz has served on just about every council committee, and served as its Council President in 2018.    During the ...

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On March 22, 2019,  Art Akins handed in his petition containing 300+ signatures to indicate the start of his run, as a Democrat, for Somerset County Sheriff.  Akins and his committee are actively conducting Meet & Greet events and distributing lawn signs throughout the county.

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(Somerset, NJ) – Robert A. Quinn, 2017 Republican Candidate for State Assembly, announced today that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Somerset County Freeholder next June 2019. Quinn said of his decision to run, "Like many people who are new to politics, it is the future that my ...

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As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record.  Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, It's outrageous that Trenton ...

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As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record.  Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, It's outrageous that Trenton ...

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As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record.  Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, It's outrageous that Trenton ...

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As Assembly Republican Leader, I voice serious concerns with letting convicted drug dealers caught with five pounts of marijuana more easily clear their record.  Only in New Jersey would they expunge a drug dealer's record for something that still remains a crime, It's outrageous that Trenton ...

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I am announcing my candidacy for Morris County Surrogate. Current Surrogate John Pecoraro is retiring at the end of his term.  My 15 years of legal and business experience in private practice, having provided legal representation to many individuals in the Morris County Surrogate’s Court ...

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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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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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