Thursday, May 16, 2013
New Jersey's only female governor spoke at the Bergen County Women's Republican Club's 90th anniversary celebration.
Former Gov. Christie Todd Whitman urged attendees at the Bergen County Women's Republican Club's 90th anniversary celebration Wednesday to vote for minorities, women and Gov. Chris Christie. "We need people with different life experiences, with different ways of thinking, to be at that [decision-making] table," Whitman said during her keynote address at Seasons in Washington Township. Whitman, New Jersey's first and only female governor, said she supported more women and citizens from minority groups running for office and also voiced support for Governor Christie in his run for re-election against Democrat Sen. Barbara Buono. Whitman pointed to Christie’s willingness to work across party lines. "We really can set the pace for the nation…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Borough Clerk's Office will stay open late next Tuesday to accept voter registration.
Wednesday, May 8
Next Tuesday, May 14 is the final day to register in order to vote in the June 4 primary election. The Borough Clerk's office will be stay open until 9 p.m. on May 14 to accept voter registrations. The office is located in Borough Hall, 320 Boulevard. Registration can also be done from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as well. For more information, call the Borough Clerk at 201-288-0195.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Organizer denies political action committee sought to hide contributions
A political action committee financed largely by contractors doing business in Bergen County paid for an event celebrating the county Democratic party's election night victory last November in Hasbrouck Heights, the Star-Ledger reported Wednesday. The PAC that covered the $10,033.54 event, the New Leadership Council of New Jersey, was created by Daniel Ortega, a former Democratic party official under ex-chairman Joe Ferriero. The former party chair was indicted on mail fraud charges, but his conviction was later overturned. Ortega said the PAC was not seeking to hide contributions, according to the report. The celebration was not an official Democratic party event, he said. "The purpose of this PAC is to support current and new …
Monday, April 8, 2013
New Jersey law allows contributors who donate less than $300 to remain anonymous.
A published report Sunday revealed New Jersey’s current campaign donation system needs to be revised after it was disclosed politicians can receive more money while still keeping the names of their donors secret — as long as the contributions are less than $300. The NJ.com report said most states allow campaigns to keep only those donors who give $100, $50 or less private, but Garden State politicians don’t have to report any information about people who contribute less than $300. The report said because of the state’s secretive laws, candidates were able to hide about $12 million out of the $100 million donated. The state’s rule allowing campaigns to keep these donors anonymous could undergo a re-evaluation after one of the state’s most …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Hasbrouck Heights council candidates filed their petitions to run in the June primary.
Hasbrouck Heights Republican council persons Sonya Buckman and David Gonzalez will seek re-election in November, while former councilwoman Carol A. Skiba plans to run for a council seat on the Democratic ticket. All three filed their petitions prior to the 4 p.m. deadline Monday for the June 4 primary election. Buckman and Gonzalez seek third terms on the council. The pair was first elected in 2007 and again in 2010. Gonzalez has served as fire commissioner, as well as streets and sanitation commissioner and Buckman continues to serve as recreation commissioner and is also the council liasion to the library. Skiba served on the council from 2005 to 2007 as a Democrat. She has sought re-election over the years on the Democratic ticket and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Gov. Christie: “I intend on living here after I’m governor... and I do not want to live under a Democratic governor.”
Gov. Chris Christie told Bergen County Republicans Thursday that members of his party should work together to elect strong Republican candidates across New Jersey in the coming years. Christie, speaking at Bergen County Republican Organization Headquarters in Hackensack, urged the audience that strong Republican leaders and candidates are needed at all levels of government. “This can’t just be about me,” said Christie. “After we win re-election in November it’ll be just four more years that I can be governor and then I’m term limited. [We need] good candidates that can run for governor, run for the legislature, run for freeholder, run for local offices. If we don’t have that set up then we haven’t done as good of a job as we could.” The …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Paramus' John Driscoll lost the GOP nomination for the senate race by a slim margin.
After a previous tie vote, Oradell's Fernando Alonso was selected as the Bergen County Republican choice to challenge Sen. Bob Gordon (D-38) in the November senate race. The Oradell lawyer defeated former county Freeholder John Driscoll of Paramus by a slim margin with the final results showing Alonso with 143 to Driscoll's 130, according to a report on northjersey.com. The second vote, which was held on Thursday, came about after both men tied at 120 votes each on March 7. At that time, County Chairman Bob Yudin stated in an nj.com report that the tie may have been the first in the organization's history. Alonso is an immigration attorney and Senior Lecturer of Business and Director of the Puerta al Futuro Program at Fairleigh Dickinson …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Fernando Alonso of Oradell and former Freeholder John Driscoll of Paramus will now take part in a second vote next week to determine who will challenge Sen. Bob Gordon this fall
For two Bergen County politicians, the road to challenge District-38 Sen. Bob Gordon has been made a little longer after this week's County Republican convention resulted in a tie. Fernando Alonso of Oradell and former Freeholder John Driscoll of Paramus each received 120 votes according to a northjersey.com report. County Chairman Bob Yudin stated in an nj.com report that the tie may be the first in the organization's history. Alonso and Driscoll had previously earned the party line during the 2011 election for state Assembly and Senate respectively. Both men, along with running mate Richard Goldberg of Hawthorne, conceded the November race to Gordon, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and now-Assemblyman Timothy Eustace. A second vote is …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Speculation about Newark mayor's plans swirled for months
- Paul Milo
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker ended months of speculation Thursday when he announced that he was considering a run for US Senate. “[ I ] will complete my full second term as mayor. As for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for the United States Senate in 2014,” Booker said in a statement released shortly before noon. Political observers in the state and beyond have speculated whether Booker, 43, a Rhodes scholar and Bergen County native, would run for governor against Chris Christie in 2013 or seek the Senate seat now held by Booker’s fellow Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg, at 88 the Senate’s oldest member, has not announced any plans to step down when his term expires in 2014. In his statement, Booker’s …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Booker to HuffPo Live: "When I go out and campaign next year for myself as a gubernatorial candidate or for another gubernatorial candidate should I decide not to run..."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012