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_3dcbe579e3f3302e813a_mini_magick20180524-114292-14jhd0s

Sat, May 26, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Recue, Berkeley Heights,

Dog Adoption

Other

Carousel_image_38af4225b68237e11ff0_flyer__1_

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Hamilton Stage, Rahway

Marc Mero Live in Rahway

Kumpf Students Creating Works of Art!

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Mr. Baker's Life Skills Class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently participated in a special art lesson joining Mr. Peitz’s class. The students worked on free hand drawings using pictures they chose.  Some of the pictures included a lion, a dog, cat, and a video game character. Students also worked with ceramics creating art ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

I'm Excited To See What Sara Todisco Will Do As Mayor.

May 25, 2018

My first time hearing the name Sara Todisco was when reading about her in a newspaper article during her first year on Council. A couple citizens made comments about her age and how they thought she was too young on an anonymous online forum. I responded that here was a young person eager to get involved in our town. We should give her a chance and if we weren't satisfied, we could ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
Read more

NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...