Thursday, February 14, 2013
Parsippany's Joseph Raich has stated his intention to run for Assembly.
The state legislators representing the 26th Legislative District — Sen. Joe Pennacchio of Pine Brook, Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains and Parsippany resident Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce — announced their plan to run for re-election as a ticket Thursday. “I look forward to running with our team and serving the constituents of the 26th Legislative District," said Pennacchio. "It has been an honor to represent our constituents but more importantly to advocate and fight for what is in the best interests of the people we serve.” “I serve, and hope to continue to serve, so that our Garden State keeps moving toward an affordable and prosperous future as great as our state’s citizens," Webber stated. "I am committed to pursuing policies…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Michael Sanchelli says he's 'ready' for challenges of position, plans aggressive campaign.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Grossi plans to step down, fellow freeholder, assemblyman and Jefferson councilman also express interest in position vacated by retiring Joan Bramhall.
Parsippany resident Ann Grossi has had a number of titles: lawyer, councilwoman, Morris County freeholder. Now, she is giving up her freeholder seat to run for another position: Morris County Clerk. With Joan Bramhall's Friday announcement that she will not run for a fourth term, three area Republicans initially indicated interest: Morristown Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, county Freeholder Douglas R. Cabana, of Boonton, and Grossi. A fourth candidate, Jefferson Township Councilman Michael Sanchelli, also expressed interest, Morris County GOP Chairman John Sette told PolitickerNJ. "It's a different focus than being an elected official in a legislative or policymaking capacity," Grossi said of the shift between freeholder and clerk. "…
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
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As member was elected to council Tuesday, he will be forced to resign board of education seat.
The Bloomingdale Board of Education is expecting to soon have an opening as Board Member Rich Dellaripa was elected to serve on the Bloomingdale Council Tuesday. Dellaripa was one year in to his second term on the Bloomingdale Board of Education. He was first appointed to the board seat and was elected to a new three-year term after running in last year's school board election. But Dellaripa, who was also appointed as the board of education's liaison to the Bloomingdale Council, decided to serve his borough in a different capacity when he ran for a seat on the municipal council this year. According to unofficial results, Dellaripa was elected Tuesday with 1,888 votes. "We need to put Bloomingdale on a firm financial basis and we need to do…
'I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job.'
A day after President Barack Obama earned reelection, Governor Chris Christie dismissed critics who have accused him of bolstering the president during Obama's post-Sandy visit to New Jersey. “I wouldn't call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama," Christie said. "I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job." Speaking to reporters as Winter Storm Athena prepared to batter the already storm-shocked state, Christie was also quick to dismiss speculation of a 2016 presidential run, saying that the life and death issues inherent with back-to-back storms have made politics a minor focus for now. “I've got a job to do in New Jersey. My future, whatever it …
Both parties waited for results, cause for celebration in Morristown.
It was a tale of two political parties, and the parties they held across the street in Morristown. For Morris County, a Republican stronghold, most of those at The Side Bar spent the night celebrating a wide slate of GOP victories. While over at Democrat HQ, those gathered waited to see if President Barack Obama would get four more years.
Three GOP candidates win three-year seats; one wins two-year unexpired term.
By the end of Tuesday night, it appeared the Republicans would run the table in Morris County freeholder races. David Scapicchio (101,453) of Mount Olive, John Krickus (102,424) of Washington Township, and John Cesaro (103,233) of Parsippany were expected to win three three-year terms on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, defeating Democrat challengers Toshiba Foster (64,266) of Morristown, Wasim Khan (61,848) and Joy Singh (64,733) of Parsippany and Independent candidate Maureen Castriotta (3,067) of Roxbury. Fellow Republican William "Hank" Lyon (100,812), meanwhile, defeated Democrat challenger Truscha Quatrone (63,766) for an unexpired two-year term with the freeholders. Lyon has been a freeholder since March but needed to …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated former Roseland mayor, Democrat John Arvanites.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen will return to Congress for his 10th term. Frelinghuysen, of the 11th Congressional District, beat Democrat John Arvanites, the former mayor of Roseland. A member of Congress since 1995, Frelinghuysen is a member of a family that has been involved in New Jersey politics since the 18th Century and had previously served on the New Jersey General Assembly from 1984 to 1995. Frelinghuysen, of Harding Township, handily beat Arvanites in Morris County with 91,421 vote (64 percent) to his opponent's 50,052 (35 percent). His lead was not quite so solid in Passaic and Essex counties, which Frelinghuysen now represents since redistricting took place in the state. In a press release issued shortly after his victory was …
Rich Dellaripa and Mike Sondermeyer garner the most votes in Tuesday's election.
Two Democrats have taken both open seats on the Bloomingdale Council in Tuesday's election. Rich Dellaripa and Mike Sondermeyer will be sworn in on Jan. 1. Republican Incumbent Jo-Ann Pituch, who received 1,083 votes, will be unseated and Republican Michele Siek, who received 1,109 votes, was also not elected. Dellaripa received 1,888 votes and Sondermeyer received 2,003 votes. Both Siek and Pituch were not available for comment Tuesday night. Dellaripa is currently a Bloomingdale Board of Education member and will be forced to vacate his seat on the board before being sworn in to the council on Jan. 1. But he said he is excited to serve the Borough of Bloomingdale in a new capacity. "Obviously I'm very excited, I'm very thankful for the …