Elections

May 20, 2020

Biden leads Trump by double digits in 2020 match-up in New Jersey NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 54% of registered voters in New Jersey agree that the state should replace its July primary election – usually an in-person endeavor – entirely with voting by mail, according to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and Councilman Ted Spera have announced their re-election campaign for 2020. “We ran four years ago with a plan to ensure that the families of this great community would be experiencing the best Scotch Plains yet,” said Mayor Al Smith, who ...

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UNION, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Elizabeth Councilwomen Patricia Perkins-Auguste co-hosted a breakfast attended by 200 women from across Union and Essex Counties to celebrate and acknowledge that women have only had the right to vote in America for 100 years on Saturday, Feb. 8, at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith, a Republican who is seeking his second term this November, celebrated his 76th birthday on Jan. 29, with a birthday party/fundraiser that attracted a bipartisan crowd. During his brief remarks, the mayor trumpeted his efforts with the Mayor's Wellness ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Democratic Committee unanimously nominated Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo to run for Mayor and long-time community volunteer Ellen Zimmerman to run for Township Council. Losardo and Zimmerman will run on the Democratic line on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. “I am ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As many political watchers had predicted, the Scotch Plains Democrats have appointed current Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo as the party's candidate to run against Mayor Al Smith, a Republican, who is seeking reelection in November. The decision was made by the local party ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Fanwood Council members Kathy Mitchell, Jeff Banks, and Francine Glaser were sworn in by Governor Phil Murphy and U.S. Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) at Borough Hall on Sunday, January 5, 2020.  Watson Coleman took the opportunity to speak and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As the year comes to an end, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of 2019. Today, we revisit the top Election stories of the year. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr ran unopposed and won her record fifth term. Newcomer Francine Glaser won her first race ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- In New Jersey General Assembly and Union County voting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the unofficial results from County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi show that in Assembly District 22, incumbent Democrats Jim Kennedy and Linda Carter easily were returned to Trenton. As was largely expected, ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Unofficial results are in, and voters in Fanwood have given Mayor Colleen Mahr (D) an unprecedented fifth term. Running unopposed, Mahr focused her reelection efforts on the successes of downtown development in the Borough, including Fanwood's recent recognition as ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In an off-year election, there are relatively few contested races in Scotch Plains-Fanwood in 2019. Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr (D) is running unopposed as she seeks her fifth term. Her reelection campaign has focused on the successes of downtown development in the ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The last in our series of "Five Questions With... " election series shines the spotling on Fanwood Democratic candidate, Councilman Jeff Banks, who has served on the Council since Jan. 1, 2019. Name: Jeffrey Banks Current Occupation: Industrial Designer Family: Wife Gina, son ...

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Name: Jay Morris Occupation: Market Manager Education: McGinn Elementary School | Terrill Middle School | Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School | Associate in Arts (A.A.), Business from Union County College in Cranford | Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain ...

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Colleen Mahr Proud Mayor of the Borough of Fanwood, Director of Business Development for DMR Architects - the 4th largest architectural firm in NJ  Grew up in Scotch Plains, attended public grammar school, graduated Union Catholic High School and Rosemont College, PA My Family: my three ...

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Name: Brian Walter (R) Current Occupation: Executive Chef, Shackamaxon Country Club Education: French Culinary Institute, SPF High School, Terrill Middle School, Coles Elementary School Years Lived in Fanwood: Over 13 Years in ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In advance of the Nov. 5 election, TAPintoSPF continues its "Five Questions With..." series this week with Fanwood's longest serving Council person Kathy Mitchell. Name: Kathy Mitchell Current Occupation: Retired ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr basked in the affection and the turnout for her Thursday evening fundraiser held at Darby Road in Scotch Plains.  Attendees included Kathy Mitchell, Jeff Banks and Francine Glaser, who are running on the Democratic ticket for Fanwood ...

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Name: Francine Glaser (Democrat) Current Occupation: Executive Assistant, JP Morgan Chase  Education:  BA, Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University, 2015 Family: Husband, Haydn Bowles How Long Living in Fanwood: 1 year, 3 ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood Police have "taken corrective action" following a post made by an employee on the department’s Facebook page that commented on the candidacy of Jay Morris, a Republican who is running for Borough Council. Morris lodged a complaint at the Fanwood Council’s agenda meeting ...

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FANWOOD​​​​​, NJ — Mayor Colleen Mahr, running unopposed for an unprecedented fifth term, once again leads the Democratic ticket in the fall campaign for elected offices in Fanwood.  "It has been my privilege to serve as mayor of Fanwood for 16 years," she said. "I love being the Mayor of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Scotch Plains-Fanwood residents seeking School Board positions that the deadline for filing their nominating petitions is Monday, July 29, before 4:00 p.m. in the Main Office of the County Clerk, at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, Room ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith kicked off his reelection campaign fundraising efforts in Scotch Plains with an 'Almost Fourth of July' barbeque fundraiser hosted by Paulette and Andy Coronato. Mayor Smith won election in November 2016 and will run again with Councilman Ted Spera at his ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Scotch Plains Democratic Committee election in which all but two candidates ran unopposed, the candidates outside of the Regular Democratic Organization (Column A) scored surprise victories in the Tuesday, June 4 Primary. Brett Pugach, who campaigned under the slogan ...

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UNION, NJ -- Despite the contentiousness of the June 4 Primary in several municipalities -- including Fanwood -- across Union County, when it came time to select the county's Democratic Chair no one challenged State Senator Nick Scutari for the top position at Kean University on Tuesday, June ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fresh off its primary victory on Tuesday, June 4, the Fanwood Democratic Committee met and reorganized on Monday, June 10, and named Kevin Boris as chair, according to a report by InsiderNJ. "Tonight Fanwood Democratic committee members who were elected in the primary met and ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – It was a bitter primary campaign in which Fanwood’s two best known politicians, who live just one block away from each other, ran their own slates of candidates for the 14 Democratic Committee seats in the Borough. Column A, “Regular Democratic Organization,” was led by Freeholder ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr told supporters that Tuesday night's Democratic Primary election "was about Fanwood residents voting to keep our values and leaders local." She took pride in taking on the establishment -- the Regular Democratic Organization (Column A) led by Chairman Nick ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- An intense campaign season in usually sleepy Fanwood concludes today as the June 4 Primary has arrived.  Simply drive through the Borough and you will see the ubiquitous Team Mahr (Column B) signs on front lawns in all seven of Fanwood's voting districts. The Regular Democratic ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr opened up her home to invite voters to meet her Column B ("People First Democrats") candidates on Sunday, June 2, as part of her final push to retain control of the Fanwood Democratic Committee. Mayor Mahr, who is unopposed for a record fifth term, is competing ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Democratic Column A candidates made a final weekend push before the primary on Tuesday, June 4. Column A candidates, led by Freeholder Al Mirabella and his wife, Phyllis, who are competiting for the committee seats in District 6 against Mayor Colleen Mahr and Sal Fazzino, ...

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