Monday, April 1, 2013
Chester Township Mayor Bill Cogger has no competition in his reelection bid, four hopefuls file for two open seats on the Boro Council.
Chester Township Mayor Bill Cogger has filed a petition for re-election to continue on in the position at the end of his 2013 term. According to Chester Township administrator Carol Isemann, Cogger was the only person to file by the 4 p.m. deadline on April 1 and will be seeking another three-year term this November. Over in Chester Borough, incumbents Janet Hoven and Jennifer Cooper-Napolitano have filed for re-election for the two open seats on the council. According to Chester Borough administrator Valerie Egan, James Robshaw, who lost his 2012 re-election campaign to newcomer Elizabeth Gugliemini, has filed to take back a seat and is joined by newcomer Karen Ferrone. All petitioners are Republican.
Mendham Township has a pair of incumbents running for two openings, boro has three candidates for two seats.
A Democrat has filed for one of two seats opening at the end of the year on the Mendham Borough Council. Thomas Callahan of the Borough filed his petition with clerk Maureen Massey as did sitting Republican council members David Sharkey and Mary Veronica Daly. Callahan's filing will prompt a general election contest this November when typically Mendham's races are decided in the Republican primary. Over in Mendham Township, petitions were filed by former mayor Samuel Tolley and current deputy mayor Maribeth Thomas, according to Mendham Township clerk Kathy Potter. Both are Republicans, and both currently serve on the Township Committee and are running for reelection uncontested.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
James Vigilante says opponent Ann Grossi is denigrating his service; she denies the charge.
A war of words is brewing in the race for the Morris County clerk's job. Candidate James Vigilante, a Parsippany resident and a U.S. Air Force reservist, says his opponent, Freeholder Ann Grossi, who's also from the township, is accusing him of lying about his military record. According to Vigilante, the two, and the third Republican clerk candidate, Jefferson Councilman Michael Sanchelli, spoke before a meeting of the Mt. Olive Republican club March 20. "After I spoke, I was shocked to hear her tell members of the club along with local elected officials and Morris County elected officials that I was lying about my military record,” he said. “I am disappointed by Ann Grossi’s false accusations. I have focused on my private business …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Former Parsippany councilman will take on Freeholder Ann Grossi for GOP nomination.
Another Parsippany candidate has tossed his hat into the ring for the Morris County Clerk's job. U.S. Air Force Reserves Master Sgt. and former Parsippany Township Council member James Vigilante Monday announced today that he will seek the seat being vacated by Joan Bramhall in the June 4 Republican primary election. Among the challengers he will face is fellow Par-Troy resident and Freeholder Ann Grossi. “I would consider it a privilege and honor to serve my fellow county residents as their county clerk," said Vigilante. "My military leadership and organizational skills combined with my governing and small business ownership experience is the perfect combination the next clerk needs to possess to pick up where Clerk Bramhall left off.” …
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
'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 …