Clark Democrats Choose Jerry Fogle to Run in November Council Election

Jerry Fogle will run for third ward Council seat in November. Credits: Clark Democratic Committee

CLARK, NJ – Clark Democrats recently selected Jerry Fogle to replace the late Richard Kazanowski on the November ballot for town council. Fogle will run to represent residents of the third ward.  He joins a Democratic slate that includes Milt Provel in the First Ward and Dario Valdivia in the Second Ward.  Kazanowski, the incumbent candidate and the only Democrat on the Clark Town Council, died suddenly in June. 

“I feel that everyone should have a voice,” said Fogle, “People are afraid to speak up or don’t know who to talk to.  I want to be the guy they know they can talk to.  Rich (Kazanowski) was a guy that everyone knew they could go to.  I want to follow in those footsteps.”

Fogle intends to begin the process of meeting the residents in the third ward by walking door to door and introducing himself.  “I know one part of the third ward, where I live,” he said, “now I want to meet the rest of the people.”

Sign Up for E-News

Fogle, the married father of two daughters, is an active volunteer in town.  He serves as the recording secretary of the Valley Road School PTA and will take on the same role at the Charles H. Kumpf School in September.  He is a coach for Clark Travel Basketball, Clark Girls’ Softball and Clark Girls Travel Softball. 

Professionally, Fogle has served as a police officer with the Union Police Department for 17 years.  He is the department’s supervising D.A.R.E. Police Officer and a School Resource Police Officer.  He has secured and administered a number of grants for the department and provided a variety of training services.

Nancy Sheridan, chairwoman of the Clark Democratic Committee, said that the vote to select Fogle was unanimous.  “We are very enthusiastic about having Jerry as a candidate in the 3rd Ward.  He is energetic, passionate and dedicated to Clark, as he has demonstrated through his work with the PTA and youth sports leagues. I know that with him as Councilman, the Third Ward will be in good hands,” she said.

Fogle considers local politics to be important for the community. “With different opinions you have debate and debate makes good government.  You may agree, you may not, but discussion leads to making good decisions for the town,” he said.  He thinks that Clark is a great place to live and added, “Making it better is the way to go.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Clark's CityMD Urgent Care Shares Flu Survey

CLARK, NJ - As flu season is in full gear and the probability of catching the flu is a real concern, a majority of Americans admit to taking actions that may contribute to the spread of this highly contagious virus.  According to a recent survey, roughly three out of five Americans who have had the flu or flu-like symptoms (61%) admitted to being out and about the last time they ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

The Clark Public Library, Clark

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, March 1, 4:00 PM

Barnes and Noble, Springfield

Grab the Family and Head to a Very Special Read ...

Arts & Entertainment Education


Fri, March 2, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Clark VFW : Spotlight on Joseph Horling

February’s spotlight is on Joseph Horling , Staff Sergeant US Army 1942-1946.

Joe was born in Rahway NJ on Oct 1, 1920.  He and his brother Anthony were born to Anthony Sr. and Bertha Horling .  Joe’s father was born in Munich and his mother Bertha in Austria. 

Joe enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1942.  Eight months later, in 1943, he enlisted in the US ...

Kiwanis Clark - Flapjack and Raffle Fundraiser

February 24, 2018

KIWANIS CLUB OF CLARK—The Clark Kiwanis Club, the local chapter of the worldwide philanthropic organization that aids children's causes and charities, has announced their upcoming Flapjack Fundraiser for Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Clark Applebee's.

The Clark club is the parent organization for the ALJ High School Key Club, the Kumpf Middle School ...

First Hand Account: Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Don't Rule Out a College Based Solely on Sticker Price Here's Why

Has your child been crossing schools off their college list based solely on the sticker price?  In this week's Tuesday Takeaway, Chris Curran talks about why the sticker price is often far higher than the actual price you will pay.    Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat and don't forget to check out his book College Funding ...

Choosing a College With the 'Right' Fit

Do you know if your child is choosing a college with the right fit?  Do you know what the right fit means or why it matters?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat about why fit matters and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.  

Check out other columns by Chris here.

Scutari vs Mahr

February 14, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...