Elections

October 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students on Oct. 24 at Ridge High School. The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School. Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Across New Jersey there was no shortage of drama in Tuesday's Primary elections, with an incumbent senator fighting hard to hold on to his seat and well-financed Democratic campaigns gearing up for a bigger battle in November; the national Democratic Party has targeted New ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Unsurprisingly, the uncontested candidates for Bernards Township Committee and Somerset County Freeholders all won their party's support on a local level in Tuesday's primary election. The real race for those positions will be in November. At that time, in the race for two ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ There will be a race in this year's campaign for two seats available on the Bernards Township Committee - but not in next Tuesday's primary election. The candidates who are unopposed in seeking their party's nomination for two spots on November's ballot aren't facing their ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrats Bobby Mascia and Joan Bannan Harris, who are seeking election to the Bernards Township Committee this year, recently announced the official launch of their campaign at the Allen Street gazebo in downtown Basking Ridge. Harris and Mascia, both officially endorsed by ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two Republicans who are first-time candidates for Bernards Township Committee, Joseph Esposito and John Surano, recently announced the official launch of their campaign at the Allen Street gazebo in downtown Basking Ridge. Esposito and Surano, both officially endorsed by the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Joan Bannan Harris and Robert (Bobby) Mascia, this year's Democratic candidates for Bernards Township Committee, will officially launch their campaign at 11 a.m. this Saturday, May 5 at the Allen Street Gazebo at the corner of Allen Street and North Finley Avenue in downtown ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The two officially endorsed Republican candidates for Bernards Township Committee in this November's election Joe Esposito and John Surano, are scheduled kick off their campaign from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Allen Street gazebo in downtown Basking ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, filed on Monday to be included on June's primary ballots seeking to be their party's official Township Committee candidates for two seats available in this year's election. The line-up means there will be no contest in the ...

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  BERNARDS TWp., NJ – On Monday night, the Bernards Township Democratic Committee (BTDC) endorsed Joan B. Harris and Robert J. Mascia, CFBS for Bernards Township Committee. Harris and Mascia will run on the Democratic line in the November election.  In a release from the Democratic Committee, ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -The Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) held its candidate screening on March 19 at the Liberty Corner Firehouse. Joseph Esposito and John Surano earned the endorsement of the BTRMC to run on the GOP line for a 3-year term in the upcoming November 2018 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - NJ-7 Democratic Congressional candidate, Linda Weber, announced Wednesday that she  suspended 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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The Bernards Township Democratic Committee has put out a call-out to those interested in running for Bernards Township Committee. To be considered for endorsement as a Democratic candidate, residents are asked to submit interest in an online form by Friday, March 16. Those ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Basking Ridge resident Joseph Esposito has announced that he will be seeking the GOP endorsement as a candidate for the Bernards Township Committee at the Republican Committee's annual screening meeting on March 19. Esposito, of 22 High Hill Court, is a nineteen-year resident ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ –  Laurie Albee, a resident of Bernards Township, has formally announced her candidacy for one of two open seats on the Bernards Township Committee. Albee plans to seek the GOP Municipal Committee endorsement for a three-year term when the organization holds its annual ...

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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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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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TRENTON, NJ. - He called for its end during his campaign for New Jersey's governor -- and now Governor-Elect Phil Murphy has placed PARCC testing for the state's students on the ropes for real. This past Friday, the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont ...

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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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Editor's note: The following is an official copy of the 2018 public address of Bernards Township's new mayor, John Carpenter. Carpenter was also sworn into a fourth year on the Bernards Township Committee. The mayor's remarks were made at Tuesday's annual township reorganization meeting. Fellow ...

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Editor's note: The following is an official copy of the final public address of Bernards Township's outgoing mayor for 2017, Carolyn Gaziano. Gaziano's remarks were made at Tuesday night's annual township reorganization meeting. Reflections on 2017 - Mayor Carolyn Gaziano Good evening, and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Leadership on the Bernards Township Board of Education has changed. Three board members, including a write-in candidate elected in November, were also sworn in at the school board's first meeting of 2018. Robin McKeon was elected president on Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Karen Gray ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township Committee member John Carpenter was sworn in twice on Tuesday night, once to begin his fourth term as committeeman in 2018, and secondly, after his appointment as Bernards Township mayor this year. Looking ahead, Carpenter said he would "sooner rather than ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The agenda has been set for appointments and ceremonial swearings in at the upcoming Bernards Township Reorganization meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, during which longtime Basking Ridge resident John Carpenter is set to be sworn in twice; as township mayor for the third ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - In early January 2018, two Republicans who claimed the most votes in this November's election will be sworn onto the Bernards Township Committee, maintaining the all-Republican status of the township's governing body. This year, however, two Democrats ran a close race, and the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's no surprise that the Republican candidates - longtime incumbent John Carpenter, a former mayor, and Jim Baldassare, who has deep roots in the community - won election to the all-Republican Township Committee last week. But this time, it wasn't a shoo-in. Unofficial vote ...

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The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy.  "My prayers have been answered," said ...

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