Elections

November 7, 2018

CRANFORD - Congratulations to Mayor Thomas Hannen on retaining his Township Committee seat.  According to unofficial results from the Union County Clerk, Hannen (D) defeated Richard Buontempo (R) 5,861 to 3,793.  “It was a great night for democracy with turnout exceeding 63%,“ Hannen said. “I ...

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CRANFORD - With less than two weeks until Voting Day, Thomas Hannen Jr. (D) and Richard Buontempo (R), the two candidates for the Township Committee seat this year, met in the Council Chambers of the Cranford Municipal Building for the Annual Township Committee Candidates’ Forum. Each candidate ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court. Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that ...

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Election Policies Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be ...

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CRANFORD - On Tuesday, June 5th, Cranford residents headed to the polls for the 2018 Primaries.  Thomas H. Hannen, Jr. on the Democratic ticket and Michael Petrucci on the Republican ticket each ran uncontested. Hannen, Jr. received 1,387 votes and Petrucci garnered 711.  Hannen, Jr. and ...

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ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election. The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Republican Michael Petrucci will challenge Democrat incumbent Thomas Hannen, Jr. in Cranford’s township committee election this year, according to the township clerk’s office. The candidates are vying for a three-year term. Hannen, who announced his plans to run for reelection on ...

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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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CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari won with ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - John Stewart, Jr. submitted a letter of resignation from his position as Plainfield Chief of Staff to Mayor Adrian O. Map 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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country. “It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Raymond A. Giacobbe was sworn in as the interim Rahway Mayor on Monday at the Rahway City Council meeting. He will complete the last year of Samson Steinman, who resigned from the position on Christmas Eve. Giacobbe will complete the final year of Steinman's term and will seek a ...

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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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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Samson Steinman reportedly resigned his position in a Dec. 24, 2017 email to the city clerk, citing personal matters, it was reported by NJ.com. The Rahway Council held its reorganization meeting on Tuesday night, where the council president and vice president were ...

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