News from Nearby

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

b0a16d045c9814070464_Mahr_WSJ__2_.jpg
Mayor Colleen Mahr 4 Chair Facebook page Credits: Facebook
c51ce1952042e15eb062_Scutari_in_PF.jpg
State Senator Nick Scutari at the Plainfield Democratic Committee meeting last Saturday. Credits: Jennifer Popper
5277ed2365314e0411df_Salters_in_PF.jpg
Anthony Salters, the Hillside Democratic Committee chair, speaks at the Plainfield Democratic Committee meeting last Saturday. Credits: Jennifer Popper
d443db4e56ddc52f28a7_Mahr_in_PF.jpg
Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr at the Plainfield Democratic Committee meeting last Saturday. Credits: Jennifer Popper
b0a16d045c9814070464_Mahr_WSJ__2_.jpg

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 political-party structure that wields power in selecting and promoting candidates - Kate King, Wall St. Journal

Mahr, in an exclusive interview with TAPinto.net, said that she is humbled by inclusion in a national story about how women are bucking the status quo in Garden State politics.

Sign Up for E-News

"To be identified as someone changing face of NJ politics where women are standing up to be included in all level of politics... it's breathtaking to me," Mayor Mahr said. "This is a reflection of what's going on nationally, and it's humbling to be included in a story that recognizes the importance of women holding positions of political power."

Mahr is in a battle with State Senator Nick Scutari of Linden and Anthony Salters in Hillside for the position of Union County Democratic Committee chair. The position became available following the resignation of Jerry Green, who cited illness as the reason he is stepping down. The three candidates each spoke to a gathering of voters in Green's hometown at the Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting last Saturday. The ballot will be decided by more than 800 elected committee members.

"To be considered one of the leaders changing New Jersey politics from my role as the Mayor of Fanwood and running for chair of the Union County Democratic party, this is a moment that I will never forget," Mahr added.

The Fanwood mayor says that in the short period of time since she declared her candidacy, the outpouring of support from engaged residents of Union County has been "completely overwhelming." 

"I know I'm on the right path and I'm doing what I should be doing at this particular time by the amount of people who I don't know but have reached our to ask how they can help me," Mahr explained. "This reinvigorates me; I will go into the convention feeling an incredible amount of support. This is an exciting time in the Democratic process."

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Clark

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_c5efd728ef2d1bbd7247_mini_magick20180206-16715-ycw7rg

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

The Cranford Hotel (hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church), Cranford

Beer & Bible

Religions And Spirituality

Thu, February 22, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Carousel_image_248cea245b872fb9c722_resolve_house

Fri, February 23, 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 ...

Clark's Hehnly School is “Cruisin’ Through Winter” for a Good Cause

February 17, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Over 150 students from kindergarten through fifth grade had a blast “Cruisin’ Through Winter” in the Hehnly auditorium. The 4th annual dance, organized by physical education teacher Joe Sortino, was held to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation that builds awareness and raises money for childhood cancers.

Encouraging exercise for a good cause, Mr.

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

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.

Have You Talked to Your Child About the Cost of College?

Have you talked to your child about the cost of college?  Do you plan to?  Do you know why you should? Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he explains why the student needs to be involved in the financial conversations about college.  Check out Chris' book at 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

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 ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!