(ORANGE, NEW JERSEY) - The race to become the Mayor or At-large Council Person in Orange, NJ is off to a crowded start. It was confirmed by the Orange City Clerk, six people are certified to run for Mayor and eleven for at-large council. 

In alphabetical order by first name, the following candidates are seeking the Office of Mayor: 

  • Christoperer G. Jackson
  • Donna K. Williams
  • Dwayne D. Warren
  • Michael Jean Baptiste
  • Rayfield R. Morton
  • Shawn D. Hunter

In alphabetical order by first name, the following candidates are seeking to be At-large Council Members*: 

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  • Adrienne K. Wooten
  • Antoinett A. Hall
  • Clifford R. Ross
  • Coram J. Rimes, Jr.
  • Dwight E. Holmes
  • Edward Marable, Jr.
  • Joseph M. Juliano
  • Kenneth Toussaint
  • Lynval H. James
  • Quantavia Hilbert
  • Weldon M. Montague, III

*Only three can win at-large. 

TAPinto East Orange/Orange is inviting all candidates to submit the following by Friday, March 13, 2020, 2 PM to YourNews@tapinto.net:

  • Head shots;  
  • Short bios (3 sentences max); 
  • The office they are seeking; 
  • Name of their team they are running with (if any); 
  • Why they are running for office (2 sentences max); 
  • What qualifies them to hold office (2 sentences max); 
  • Specific details about what they plan to do for the City if they win (3 sentences max). 

We will post this information for our readers. We will also interview people from the community about what they think about this election to gain voter perspective. Stay tuned. 

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