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Bob Hugin Announces GOP Candidacy for the U.S. Senate at Springfield Elk's Club

February 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Elks Club in Springfield on Tuesday was the setting for Bob Hugin of Summit to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Bob Menendez.

The former CEO and Chairman of Celegene, Hugin resigned from the company on February 5 as executive chairman.  The crowd of over 100 was largely ...

Mahr Calls for Voting Machines at Union County Democratic Committee Meeting on Feb. 21

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. 

The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the Grand Centurion in Clark. Mahr is the Acting Chair of the County Committee and ...

At Democrats’ Springfield Candidate Forum, Mandelblatt Endorses Malinkowski and Drops Out of Race

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 opening statements, candidate Lisa Mandleblatt of Westfield made her opening ...

Wall St. Journal Features Fanwood Mayor Mahr Among Women Reshaping NJ Politics

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 candidates.

To get more women elected to state government, they need to tackle a ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Announces Dems Will Vote for Union County Chair on Weds, Feb. 21

FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair. 

The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the organization by-laws to determine the date of the full committee ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr, State Senator Scutari Rally Supporters for County Democratic Chairmanship

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and State Senator Nick Scutari continue their outreach to Democrats to support their candidacies for Union County Democratic Committee chairman.

Mayor Mahr, the acting chair following Jerry Green's resignation last week, sent a letter to committee members this week that also has been posted on a Mayor Colleen Mahr for County ...

John Stewart, Jr. Resigns from Plainfield Chief of Staff Position, Citing Lack of Transparency

PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Mapp on Monday afternoon, a position he has held since January 2014, citing a lack of transparency in government.

Stewart said Mapp was "clearly agitated" during the meeting after all that has transpired in the past 48 hours, referencing emails from ...

Plainfield In The Mix As Dems Mull Leadership

PLAINFIELD, NJ - No sooner did Assemblyman Jerry Green of Plainfield announce his resignation as Union County’s Democratic Party chairman than political pundits went into high gear with possible scenarios. But as speculation rages over what might happen next with Union County’s Democratic leadership, county vice-chair Colleen Mahr tells what must happen next.

As ...

Jerry Green Resigns as Chairman of Union County Democratic Committee

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness. 

A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green intends to rejoin his colleagues in the New Jersey General Assembly once his recovery ...

Fanwood's Mayor Colleen Mahr and State Senator Scutari Position for Union Co. Democratic Leadership

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella and Scotch Plains Councilman John Del ...

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Colleen Mahr Is The Leader Our Party Needs

February 13, 2018

Dear Editor:

My name is Patti Murgo. I am Committeewoman in Linden’s Eighth Ward. I am a life-long  DEMOCRAT, a party activist, and a believer in what being a democrat stands for. Last week, I received a piece of literature from our municipal chairman, Nick Scutari, regarding his “plans” for the County Democratic Party if he is elected county chairman.

Mr.