Wednesday, November 7, 2012
According to the unofficial results, Thomas Hannen Jr. defeated Republican Scott Mease by a margin of roughly 676 votes.
The balance of power on the Cranford Township Committee has once again shifted back to the Democratic party as Thomas Hannen Jr. defeated Republican Scott Mease to secure a seat on the governing body. Hannen, who ran unsuccessfully alongside former Mayor Daniel Aschenbach last year, pulled off a victory in the Nov. 6 general election, defeated his GOP opponent by approximately 676 votes, according to the unofficial results provided by Township Clerk Tara Rowley. "This was a team effort put together by a lot of great people. I look forward to getting to work as soon as possible," Hannen said when the results were announced. "There are a lot of people looking to keep Cranford moving forward so I would like to be a catalyst for that." …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Three Republican challengers are seeking seats on the all-Democrat Board.
Six candidates are competing for three openings on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Board is comprised of nine members who are elected to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of the County, while day-to-day operations is supervised by an appointed County Manager. Three Republicans, none of whom have previously held an elected office, are hoping to shake up a Board that has been made up of Democrats for decades. Up for election today: Alexander Mirabella, of Fanwood, Democrat, currently serving as chairman of the Freeholder Board Mohamed S. Jalloh, a Democrat, from Roselle, finishing up his first term Bruce H…
The following is a guide to the Cranford Township Committee race as well as the races for Cranford Board of Education, Union County Freeholder, NJ Senate and 7th Congressional District.
Township Committee: One seat open Former Republican Township Commissioner Scott Mease and Democrat Thomas Hannen Jr. are both seeking election to the single seat that will be up for grabs on the Cranford Township Committee in the November election. Republican Mayor David Robinson's term is set to expire at the end of the year, but after nearly six years on the dias, he has chosen not to seek re-election. The outcome of the November election will determine the balance of power on the Township Committee. Currently, the governing body is made up of three Republicans — Robinson and new members Andis Kalnins and Lisa Adubato, as well as two Democrats — Edward O'Malley and Kevin Campbell. If Hannen wins a spot on the committee, the Democrats …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Learn more about the two statewide ballot questions on higher education bonds and judges' benefits payments.
Monday, November 5, 2012
New Jersey voters won’t just be choosing the next president on Election Day—the state has two questions on the ballot that could have an impact on your wallet. The referendum questions deal with extra funding for colleges’ infrastructure and benefits payments for judges. The public questions are: #1: Do you approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act”? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Money from the grants will be used to build, equip and expand higher education facilities for the purpose of increasing academic capacity. #2: Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the …