Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Four Democrats and four Republicans filed petitions to run for public office on Monday.
Incumbent township Mayor David Mayer and three council members will be challenged by a slate of Republican candidates in the fall general election. All eight candidates filed nominating petitions with the municipal clerk on Monday, the deadline to declare for the fall election. Incumbent candidates include Mayer and fellow Democrats Dan Hutchison, Frank Schmidt and Michelle Winters. Republican candidates are Tanya Brown for mayor; Paul DiBartolo, Patricia Kline and Joseph Pauli for council.
Friday, February 22, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Friday, February 22
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. In the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday's fire district elections see just one newcomer elected commissioner.
Budgets were approved by sound margins in all six Gloucester Township fire district elections on Saturday, as a host of incumbents were re-elected fire commissioners in the township's six districts. In the two fire districts with contested races, incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomer Joseph A. Reichert were elected to three-year terms as District 2 commissioners, while incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast won re-election as District 1 commissioners. Donahue received 482 votes and Reichert 516 in the District 2 race, according to unofficial numbers. The third individual to file a petition to appear on the District 2 ballot, Craig R. Watkins, received 54 votes. Chews Landing's fire budget was approved by vote of 400-94. In District 1, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Polls are open from 2 to 9 p.m.
Fire elections will be held for Gloucester Township's six fire districts on Saturday, Feb. 16. Polls will be open at the six fire stations from 2 to 9 p.m. Below is a rundown of the candidates for fire commissioner and proposed tax levy amounts for each district. District 1: Incumbents Woody Minner and Phil Knast and challenger Nicholas Giambri are running for two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Glendora voters are also being asked to support a $297,900 tax levy for the all-volunteer company—an increase of $11,500 from 2012. District 2: Incumbent Kevin J. Donahue and newcomers Joseph A. Reichert and Craig R. Watkins are seeking two three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. Chews Landing voters are also being asked to …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Fire district elections are Saturday.
Fire district elections will be held across New Jersey this Saturday, including in Gloucester Township. Polls will be open at the six Gloucester Township fire districts' station houses from 2 to 9 p.m. (Editor's note: Click links below for addresses.) Gloucester Township Patch previews the elections for Blackwood, Chews Landing and Glendora below. Check here for a look at the elections in the Blenheim, Erial and Lambs Terrace fire districts. In Blackwood (Fire District No. 4), incumbent John McCann is running unopposed for a new three-year term on the Board of Commissioners. District 4 voters are also being asked to approve a $1,095,840 tax levy for 2013—a decrease of $7,864 from 2012. In Chews Landing (Fire District No. 2), incumbent …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Get the low-down on your local fire district elections.
Fire district elections will be held across New Jersey this Saturday, including in Gloucester Township. Polls will be open at the six Gloucester Township fire districts' station houses from 2 to 9 p.m. (Editor's note: Click links below for addresses.) Gloucester Township Patch previews the elections for Blenheim, Erial and Lambs Terrace here. Check back later this week for a look at the elections in the Blackwood, Chews Landing and Glendora fire districts. In Blenheim (Fire District No. 3), incumbents Amy Tarves and Leo Foglio are running unopposed for two new three-year terms on the Board of Commissioners. District 3 voters are also being asked to approve a $371,847 tax levy for the all-volunteer company in 2013—an increase of just $5,826…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker hints at his political future. You tell us: What position should he go after?
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who increasingly finds himself on the national political stage, has a decision to make: run for governor or run for U.S. Senate? Booker, 43, said he's considering both, and will make a decision in the next two weeks, according to the Huffington Post. Speculation has swirled that Booker would seek higher office as his political star starts to shine brighter. Party officials gave him a coveted speaking spot at this year's Democratic National Convention and moves such as living off of the same allotment as food stamp recipients for a week garnered national attention. Now the question is: Which office will he seek and who will he run against? If he goes for governor and wins the Democratic primary, he'll almost …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Chris Christie will seek a second term as New Jersey governor, he announced Monday.
Gov. Chris Christie will run for re-election for New Jersey governor's seat, he confirmed Monday. Christie made the announcement during an appearance at a press conference at the Port Monmouth Fire Department in Middletown Monday afternoon. The governor declined to talk in detail about his bid, saying he is saving that for a more formal announcement in January. But he did say he sought the advice of his wife, Mary Pat, and four children during the Thanksgiving Day weekend, and got their blessing. "I have a job to finish that I would have never anticipated to have six weeks ago," said Christie, adding that he loves the Garden State. "I want to leave it better than I found it when I'm done." The gubernatorial election will take place in …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Voters give Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid new three-year terms.
UPDATE, 5:19 p.m. 11/7: Unofficial results from all 40 districts in Gloucester Township have all three incumbents—Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid—winning. Carr received 10,180 votes, Fontanez 9,535, and Reid 8,773. Challenger Theodore Liddell finished with 8,409 votes. Provisional ballots must be counted before Camden County election officials can certify the election result. ----------- Incumbents appear to have swept this year's Gloucester Township Public Schools Board of Education election. With results from 38 of 40 districts in as of early Wednesday morning, Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid each appeared to have won new three-year terms in Tuesday's election—the first-ever November Gloucester Township …
Jeffrey Nash, Ian Leonard and Michelle Gentek easily defeat the Republicans running for freeholder.
The Democratic slate for Camden County freeholder easily defeated their Republican challengers Tuesday, keeping the county's governing body all Democratic. Incumbents Jeffrey Nash (116,969 votes) and Ian Leonard (110,586) joined newcomer and current Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek (113,045) in declaring victory. Republicans received roughly half of those votes in this blue-colored county. The vote totals are: Jim Pearce (58,697), Ian Gill (53,286) and Eugene Lawrence (52,211). All vote totals are unofficial until certified officials. Because of Hurricane Sandy's effects on the state, all mail-in ballots must be accepted until Friday at 8 p.m., although the wide margins of votes make it highly unlikely that the freeholder …