Elections

April 14, 2020

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WESTFIELD, NJ — State Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick confirmed Monday that he is considering a run for governor. The longtime Westfield resident said he may run in 2021. It would follow his November 2019 win in the 21st Legislative District, which encompasses parts of Union, Morris and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An investigation into a controversial tweet from the official twitter account of the government entity managing the downtown business district has found that the widely circulated social media posting was “fabricated,” the mayor said. At Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Shelley ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s public schools will be closed for next year’s general election, the school board announced during its meeting Tuesday night. “We were able to move a professional development day and parent-teacher conferences so that all schools will be closed for the general election ...

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With provisional ballots tallied, the gap narrowed in the race for Westfield’s Third Ward council seat. WESTFIELD, NJ — While most voters going to the polls Nov. 5 were able to use Union County’s new digital voting machines, 378 voters in the town filled out paper ballots, unofficial results ...

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Updated at 3:05 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — While news outlets declared the contest too close to call on Election Day, the race for two seats in the state Assembly’s 21st District shaped out to be a more definitive win for Republicans on Wednesday. Unofficial results from across the 21st Legislative ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Democratic candidates for the Town Council secured seats in three out of four wards, unofficial results showed on election night. Democratic newcomers Jim Boyes and Mark Parmelee took seats in the First and Second wards, while Republican incumbent Mark LoGrippo retained his Third ...

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Updated at 2:19 a.m. Nov. 6 WESTFIELD, NJ — Three incumbents will serve three-year terms on the Board of Education, following Tuesday’s election, according to the results from the Town Clerk's office. Incumbents Amy Root, J. Brendan Galligan and Michael Bielen secured seats in the race ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two machines are operating at the First Ward polling place at the Westfield Memorial Library until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Poll worker Carol McCormack had been at the voting station since 5 a.m. preparing for the 6 a.m. opening. Nearly 11 hours later, she was still working. The machines ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The polls are open, and 23,845 Westfield voters are registered — an increase of 628 people over last year, figures from the Union County Clerk’s Office show. There are 8,519 Democrats registered to vote in the town and 5,703 Republicans registered, according to the Union County ...

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Click the candidates' names to view their full profiles. See below for the latest candidate statements and letters to the editor. Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5. Stay tuned for full coverage from TAPinto Westfield. Who is running for Westfield Town Council? * Denotes ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Video from the Westfield Board of Education Candidates Night 2019 from Blue Devil Television is now available to view on Vimeo. To watch it, click here. School security was a top issue at the forum Oct. 23. To read our coverage of the event, click here. Learn more about the ...

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J. Brendan Galligan is running for a three-year term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. Name. Age. How long have you lived in Westfield? J. Brendan Galligan, 30 years old, 30 years. I am seeking reelection to the Westfield school board. I am a life-long Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If the school board should weigh in on gun laws and how students can best be kept safe are topics that candidates running for school board differed on during a forum Wednesday. Incumbent Amy Root led the majority of candidates who argued a school board should not weigh in on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Filling vacancies in the downtown, upgrading aging recreational fields and taxes were key among the topics the candidates discussed at the forum attended by over 200 people Monday. The one topic all the candidates appeared to agree on was the importance of the now-closed ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Republican candidate for Town Council who said he couldn’t attend Monday night’s candidates’ debate has been given the opportunity to have a statement read on his behalf, but a spokeswoman for his party said no such statement would be read at the forum. Republican candidate ...

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Patrick Justin Fahey is running for a three-year term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by Tuesday, Oct. 22. Name: Patrick ...

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Amy Carrico Root is running for a three-year term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by Tuesday, Oct. 22. Name: Amy Carrico ...

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Republican incumbent Doug Stokes faces Democratic challenger Scott Katz in the race for Fourth Ward seat on the Westfield Town Council. A candidates' forum is slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St. Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Name: Scott ...

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Incumbent candidate Michael Bielen is running for a three-year term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by Tuesday, Oct.

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Republican incumbent Mark LoGrippo faces Democratic challenger Jennifer Gilman in the race for the Third Ward seat on the Westfield Town Council. A candidates' forum is slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St. Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Name: ...

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Andrew Bauer is running for a three-year term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by Tuesday, Oct. 22. Name. Age. How long have ...

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Republican Richard Bodmer faces Democrat Mark Parmelee in the race for the Second Ward seat on the Westfield Town Council. A candidates' forum is slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St. Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Name: Richard Bodmer Age: ...

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Incumbent candidate Brian Morrissey is running unopposed for a one-year unexpired term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by ...

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In the race for First Ward seat on the Westfield Town Council, Republican Robert Benacchio faces Democrat Jim Boyes.  A candidates' forum is slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St. Voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Name: Robert Benacchio Age: ...

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Incumbent candidate Robert Garrison is running unopposed for a two-year unexpired term in the Nov. 5 election for Westfield Board of Education. A candidates' forum will be held at Westfield High School, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Questions for the forum may be submitted to ptc@westfieldnjk12.org by ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Eight candidates have filed to run for five seats on the Board of Education, according to the Union County Clerk's Office. Incumbents Amy Root, J. Brendan Galligan and Michael Bielen will vie against newcomers Andrew Bauer and Patrick Justin Fahey for three three-year terms, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Eight candidates will compete for the four open seats on the Town Council next November, following the results of Tuesday’s primary. Results provided by the Town Clerk’s office Wednesday show 6% of the 23,554 registered voters turned out at the polls, casting votes in the ...

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