STAFFORD — There is a compelling primary this Tuesday, June 5 in Stafford Township. There are seven seats including the mayoral position up for grabs in this GOP primary election. 

The primary is expected to be critical due to the fact that Stafford Township residents are primarily Republicans. The Democratic Party has not submitted any candidates for the Democratic primary on Tuesday. 

Mayor John Spodofora is seeking re-election the regular Ocean County Republican candidate. He has six others on his team. He is joined by sitting council members Paul Marchal, 65, of Jennifer Lane; Sharon McKenna, 52, of Admiral Avenue; David Taylor, 57, of Coral Lane and Stephen Fessler, 66, of Oxycocus Road. The new candidates for the regular Republicans are Raymond Fix, 62, of Katydid Drive and Gordon “Rich” Carlson, 64, of Timberlake Drive; 

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Spodofora's team "Moving Stafford Forward Team" claim on their Facebook site,

"We are fiscal conservatives using innovative solutions to save taxpayer money while remaining strong stewards to our environment and quality of life. 

The "Moving Stafford Forward Team" has also campaigned by emphasizing that the Township is healthy and under solid leadership. The property taxes are stable and municipal debt has been reduced by millions of dollars.







The Regular Republicans are being challenged the "Stafford Conservatives" group led by mayoral candidate Gregory E. Myhre, 43, of Bonita Lane.

Joining Myhre on the "Stafford Conservatives" ticket are Robert Henken-Siefken of Breakers Drive; Paul S. Krier, 54, of Stormy Road; Anthony R. Guariglia, 42, Stowaway Road; Thomas Steadman, 56, of Lally Lane;; Michael T. Pfancook, 43, of Mariner Avenue and George S. Williams, 43, of Mermaid Drive;

The "Stafford Conservatives" state on their website,

Seven Stafford residents on a mission to defend Stafford Township from Governor Murphy's far left policies, protect our residents rights, and provide responsible, transparent leadership. The conservative Republicans also support Trump’s hard line on illegal immigration.

Their platform includes, 

Treat all residents with the honesty and respect they deserve
Provide responsible and transparent representative leadership
Be wise and prudent with tax dollars
Fully support our Police Department, First Aid, and Fire Department
Protect our residents rights — not ban them
Pro Constitutional rights — especially the Second Amendment