Elections

May 8, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The mayor and four incumbent Democratic candidates announced that they are seeking reelection. Mayor Shelley Brindle along with council members Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David Contract and Dawn Mackey in a news release Friday announced their bids for reelection. Monday is the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seeking to oust the Democratic majority-led town council, the Westfield Republican Committee on Wednesday announced a slate of candidates running for the offices of mayor and town council. JoAnn Neylan, a former Westfield councilwoman, said in a news release that she is running ...

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Kean announced Monday he would not seek reelection. WESTFIELD, NJ — An Assembly Republican from this town hopes to fill the seat to be left vacant by another Republican from Westfield. The day after the state Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. announced that he would not seek reelection, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three women who work as educators have been elected to the school board. Leila Morrelli, Sonal Patel and Sahar Aziz were elected to the Westfield Board of Education, the results of the Nov. 3 election certified on Friday show. Although the tallies in the 11-way race changed as ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you filled out a paper ballot at a polling place in Union County, your vote will be counted — starting Monday, the administrator of the Board of Elections said. Elections workers will begin counting the paper ballots, also called provisional ballots, cast at polling ...

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Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. An unknown number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Cowbells rang and car horns sounded in Mindowaskin Park Saturday where supporters of President-elect Joseph Biden celebrated following the news of his win over President Donald Trump. Mail-in ballots counted as of Saturday showed Westfield voters favoring Biden 3-to-1 over Trump, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Unofficial tallies on Election Day show Democrats outpacing Republicans in the contest for three seats on the freeholder board. The results updated as of 11:17 p.m. Tuesday show Democratic incumbent freeholder candidates Christopher Hudak and Angela Garretson, along with ...

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Editor's Note: As of Saturday, Nov. 7, the publicly available vote tallies in this race have not changed since their Election Day posting. WESTFIELD, NJ —With 11 candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education — including one write-in candidate — the unofficial results ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections has received ballots from nearly 60% of the 25,248 registered voters in Westfield, an official with the board said. As of Monday morning, the board had received 15,009 ballots by mail from voters in Westfield, said the official, Daniel Jacobs.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Election day in Union County will look very different this year, with the election conducted primarily through vote-by-mail ballots throughout the state. Exactly who won each race may not be clear until Nov. 20, officials say. Here’s what you need to know: What can I expect if ...

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Name: Robert Benacchio Age: 44 How long have you lived in Westfield? 12 years What are your qualifications for office? I have been an employment/labor and commercial attorney for nineteen years.  For the past three years, I have been a commercial real estate broker and assist in ...

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Updated at 10:57 a.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Residents might want to allow for some extra drive-time on Saturday morning, as a political truck parade anticipated to draw “high attendance” plans to roll through the town. Organizers of the “Trump Truck Parade” announced on their website that they will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In a contentious national election year — and with 10 candidates vying for three school board seats — an online forum held among those candidates was notably civil. Nine of the 10 candidates running for the Westfield Board of Education on Thursday discussed their views on ...

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Updated on Oct. 24 WESTFIELD, NJ — Eleven candidates are vying for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education. TAPinto Westfield asked candidates to outline their qualifications for office, and answer questions concerning their views on a variety of topics, including diversity in ...

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Name: Sahar Aziz Age: 45 How long have you lived in Westfield? My husband, three children, and I moved to Westfield three years ago from Dallas, Texas. What are your qualifications for office? My professional training as a lawyer and experience as a professor at a public university provide ...

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Name: Dave Sexton Age: 52 How long have you lived in Westfield? 8 years What are your qualifications for office? 25 years as a software professional/ manager in financial services. Several years of teaching experience at the high school and college level. MA in English Literature ...

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Name: Wendy Rogers Fleming Age: 42 years old. Years in Westfield? I have lived in Westfield for 6 years. What are your qualifications for office? My qualifications to join the school board include being a mother in a family with three children, who require every extreme of educational ...

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Name: Eldanydia (Eldy) Pavon Age: 41 How long have you lived in Westfield? 7 years What are your qualifications for office?  My ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, be a good listener and look at difficult situations from all angles, in addition to being an active ...

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Name: Sonal Patel, M.Ed. Age: 50 How long have you lived in Westfield? 7 years What are your qualifications for office? I have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University, a master’s in education in educational leadership and am certified by the New Jersey Department of ...

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Name: Leila Morrelli Age: 41 How long have you lived in Westfield? 14 years What are your qualifications for office? I will be able to approach the position from the unique perspective of both a parent and an educator.  In both my professional life, and personally as a mother, I have ...

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Name: Paul Monusky Age: 40 How long have you lived in Westfield? My wife and I have lived in Westfield for 9 years. What are your qualifications for office? As a Director and Producer for the past 13 years at NFLFilms, I have created and led award-winning teams and have earned 11 EMMYs.

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Name: Deborah Feldman-Kahn Age: 51 How long have you lived in Westfield? 12 years. What are your qualifications for office? As a Westfield parent, I am invested in the future of our children. I will be sensitive to the needs of the community and consider all perspectives. A board member ...

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Name: Kent Diamond Age: 51 How long have you lived in Westfield? 15 years What are your qualifications for office? As a current Board of Education member, I have gained valuable experience and knowledge on the workings of our school district and developed excellent working relationships ...

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Name: Priti Dave Age: 46 How long have you lived in Westfield? 12 years What are your qualifications for office? I am a corporate lawyer in New York City, and one of my strongest skills is working with large, varied groups of people, really listening to them, and understanding different ...

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Updated on Sept. 28 The clerk’s office estimates it will have sent two-thirds of Union County’s ballots to voters by Saturday. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early voting is underway as the county mails out ballots, but some voters are getting in on the race just a little too early. Certain Union ...

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NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home. “This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed ...

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Updated at 1 a.m. Aug. 22 WESTFIELD, NJ — About 50 protesters gathered outside the Westfield Post Office Friday afternoon to decry post office service disruptions in the lead up to the November election — a polling anticipated to largely to be conducted by mail as a consequence of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A rally planned for Friday afternoon at the Westfield Post Office is among those across the state that political organizers have set to object to President Donald Trump’s defunding the postal system in the lead up to the November elections. The progressive political group ...

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