Candidate Statements

October 10, 2020

ALFONSO "AL" CIRULLI My name is Alfonso “Al” Cirulli and I am aa lifetime Republican, seeking reelection to a seat on the Barnegat Township Committee.  I was appointed to an unexpired term in December of 2015 and was subsequently voted in two three-year terms to serve our local government.  I ...

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My name is Alfonso “Al” Cirulli and I am aa lifetime Republican, seeking reelection to a seat on the Barnegat Township Committee.  I was appointed to an unexpired term in December of 2015 and was subsequently voted in two three-year terms to serve our local government.  I place God, my family ...

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I moved to Barnegat from Clifton fourteen years ago and enjoy living in the Heritage Point development.  It has been a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of a large city. Prior to my retirement, I worked for the Passaic County Superior Court in court administration. My job entailed many ...

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My name is Rita Kopacz and I am running for Township Committee of Waretown as a Democrat. I am married to Edward Kopacz and we have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. I was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and grew up in Randolph Township, NJ.  I graduated from Randolph Township High School ...

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I am a father, husband, firefighter, veteran, and volunteer.  Hello, my name is Justin Deemer. I am a candidate in the upcoming election for a seat on the Barnegat Board of Education.  Along with my running mates Rob Geddes and Doreen Continanza, we represent “The Brighter Future” ticket.  I am a ...

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Nine years ago, I moved from Woodbridge with my wife and 3 children and settled into Barnegat. With a career spanning over 20 years in the educational assessment industry, I was very concerned when my oldest child entered 5th grade and was being provided a 4th grade curriculum in the Barnegat ...

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Hello Barnegat Township voters.  I would like to introduce myself to those of you who may not already know me, my name is Doreen Continanza and I am running for re-election to the Barnegat Board of Education.   My husband and I moved to Barnegat in 2013 to become a member of a shore community.  ...

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I bring many different leadership careers to the table as a candidate for Barnegat Township Committee. I am a retired teacher as well as a former Fortune 500 manager within several companies. I have a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition as well as an MBA in Marketing Management. My career path ...

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To all my friends, family and neighbors in the diverse and hardworking town of Barnegat. My name is Sandra Churney and I am running with Chris Sharpe and Alicia Bivens for the Barnegat Board of Education. I just wanted to take this time, for those that don’t know me, and introduce myself to you ...

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I believe a concerned citizen should give back to their community through Public Service. As a means of doing so, I have decided to run for the Township Committee here in Barnegat. I have volunteered on community groups to support public schools, the environment, & business community. I ...

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Hello! Fellow Residents of Barnegat, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alicia Bivins and I'm running with Shandra Churney and Chris Sharpe for a seat on the Barnegat School Board. I am a full time working  mom and wife. I’ve worked in the medical field - giving my time and attention ...

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As a candidate for the Barnegat Twp. Board of Education, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Chris Sharpe and I am running for this position along with Alicia Bivens and Sandra Churney, who are both also part of THE NEXT VOICE ticket.  I am a 16-year resident of Barnegat, along with my ...

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This coming Election Day will be like no other in recent history with mail in ballots being the primary means of voting. It is important for Barnegat residents to know they will have the opportunity to choose from seven candidates to fill three open seats on the school board. I would like to make ...

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