Michael Sanchelli says he's 'ready' for challenges of position, plans aggressive campaign.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Montville Library Board attorney steps away from county freeholder board to make a bid for clerk's position.
Parsippany resident and Montville Township Public Library Board Attorney 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 have indicated interest: Morristown Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, county Freeholder Douglas R. Cabana, of Boonton, and Grossi. "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. "I have the administrative experience to run the office efficiently. I could do a good job during …
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..."
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 …
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 …
Committeeman to serve second term in Montville.
Republican Montville Township Committeeman Don Kostka will serve another term after winning a race for re-election Tuesday. Incumbent Kostka was challenged by Democrat Mike O'Brien, who garnered 3,184 votes in the election. But Kostka pulled ahead with 5,184 votes. Kostka was unavailable for comment Tuesday night. Before the primary election, Kostka, a self-employed Certified Public Accountant, said this would likely be his last term. Since being elected, he said he has focused on maintaining fiscal responsibility for the township. His challenger, O'Brien, is a former high school history teacher. O'Brien had promised to bring transparency to local government, if elected. O'Brien wished Kostka luck Tuesday. "I'm confident he'll do the best…
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …