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Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Gets a Win at the Union County Republican Convention

Jack Ciattarelli Credits: Chip Dickson
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Credits: Chip Dickson
Freeholder Candidate Lijoi and Senator Tom Kean Credits: Chip Dickson
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Credits: Chip Dickson
Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz Credits: Chip Dickson
Freeholder candidate Pat Quattrochi Credits: Chip Dickson
Union County Republican Chair Glen Mortimer and Springfield GOP District Leader Bill Ruocco Credits: Chip Dickson
Counting the ballots Credits: Chip Dickson
Part of the convention Credits: Chip Dickson

Union, NJ - Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli won the endorsement of the Union County GDP for governor at the Union County Republican Convention.  He received 113 votes to Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's 92 votes.  Both candidates arrived before “gavel down” and did their best to meet as many of the voters as possible.  No other gubernatorial candidate’s name was put in nomination.  All candidates for other positions received their nomination by acclimation.

These conventions are annual events for both parties and a critical part of the democratic process.  The people participating help determine the party’s candidate for governor and who also gets the line (first line on a ballot) for the state senate and assembly races as well as the county race for sheriff, state committee woman and man, and three freeholder candidates. Next year, the convention will focus on races for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  There will also be up to three candidates running for freeholder.  This convention was held in the Stem building at Kean University. 

Other Nominees Include

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Incumbent Tom Kean for District 21 Senate

Incumbent Jon Bramnick for District 21 Assembly

Incumbent Nancy Munoz for District 21 Assembly

Union County Sheriff challenger Marc Krauss of Springfield

Union Freeholder Candidates are Pat Quattrocchi of Garwood, Peter Lijoi of Summit and Mark Martin of Westfield

Krauss said, “I served our country in the military for 21 years and as an elected official on the Springfield Township Committee.  Now it is my desire to  continue serving as sheriff for all the people of Union County."

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Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Second Annual Women's Leadership Forum Sunday March 25 at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center

March 23, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second annual Women's Leadership Forum will be held at Springfield's Chisholm Community Center Sunday March 25 at 2:00 p.m.


The Forum is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party, the Springfield Democratic Party and Ready to Run which "...is a non-partisan network of campaign training programs."


This year's program ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church,, Cranford

Holy Week Taize Service at Trinity Cranford – ...

Religions And Spirituality

Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood

Strollers Present John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt"

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24

Black Diamond Billiard's, Union

Ladies 9-Ball Pro-Am by the Garden State Pool Tour

Other Sports

Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...