Last Updated on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:40 pm
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholder Frank Sutton of Egg Harbor Township announced he will not be seeking reelection to his post on the board during the governing body's meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The District 3 freeholder's term is set to expire in 2014.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:49 pm
Longport Mayor Nick Russo, left, joins his running mate for District 2 Assembly, Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo, on election night Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield. (Suzanne Marino)
NORTHFIELD – Republican New Jersey Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown appear to have held their seats in Trenton.
The incumbents were challenged by Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo, both Democrats, and independent challenger Gary Stein, who was running under the party and slogan Brownie Plus Me.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:25 am
Middle’s Andrzejczak the high vote getter out of four
Jeff Van Drew, incumbent Democratic senator, will hold his seat in the 1st Legislative District, while it looked like the numbers were split for the Assembly, with Democrat Nelson Albano falling short.
As of Wednesday morning, the Republican camp was claiming a win for Cumberland County Freeholder Sam Fiocchi over Albano, whom the GOP slammed throughout the race with a series of ads casting him as “Arrogant Albano” over a letter written after being pulled over by a state trooper.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:53 am
Democrat Jim Whelan
While Republicans claimed victories in races for District 2 Assembly, freeholder at large and District 4 freeholder in Tuesday general election voting, they conceded the big prize of the night in the race for the state Senate seat.
Last Updated on Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:58 pm
Republican Frank Balles
Democrat Jim Whelan
Democratic incumbent Jim Whelan is seeking another term in the New Jersey Senate representing the 2nd Legislative District, which includes much of Atlantic County. Whelan is challenged by Republican Frank Balles for the seat. They are each seeking a three-year term in the state Senate. New Jersey state senators earn $49,000 annually.
This campaign has been running for nearly a year and rather than look at all the issues The Current limited the candidates to just three questions.
Whelan and Balles were asked; What are two important issues in this election? What do you really want the voters to know about you? And why are you the best candidate for this job?
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:09 pm
Two candidates – one Democrat and one Republican - are seeking the 4th District seat on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 general election.
Last Updated on Thursday, October 24, 2013 01:00 pm
Chris Brown, Republican.
Brown, 49, of Ventnor is a lifelong resident of Atlantic County and a graduate of Holy Spirit High School, Rutgers University and the Widener School of Law. Brown is a combat veteran who was activated for war on two occasions. He received the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge for his service in Operation Desert Storm.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:00 pm
Nick Russo, Democrat.
“I have been Longport’s Mayor since 2008 and I am a retired New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice state supervising investigator. I possess a doctorate degree in education and I’m a certified public manager. Besides being an active member of the Longport Fire Department, I teach graduate courses at the University of Phoenix,” said Russo, 64.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 02:45 pm
Brandi Endicott is a clinical nurse manager for medically fragile children where she is an outspoken opponent of disparities in healthcare.
Last Updated on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 09:20 pm
Democrat Cory Booker has been projected the winner in tonight's special election to choose the U.S. Senator from New Jersey, the Associated Press is reporting.
As of 9:53 p.m., the AP was reporting that Booker had 56 percent of the vote, Steve Lonegan 43 percent with 4,610 out of 6,330 precincts reporting.
Last Updated on Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:34 pm
Kristine Gabor, Sam Fiocchi and Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt made up the Republican legislative ticket. Fiocchi is headed to Trenton.
Republican Sam Fiocchi has called a “bittersweet” win for himself in the 1st District Assembly race, unseating incumbent Democrat Nelson Albano and splitting the ticket.
“I look forward to January when I move from the (Cumberland County) Freeholder Board to the Assembly and the hard work of helping Gov. Christie continue to move New Jersey forward,” Fiocchi said in a prepared statement Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:35 am
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Republican William Pauls defeated Bard L. Shober on Tuesday, Nov. 5, winning the election for an at-large seat on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Pauls, 57, a Mays Landing resident, received 32,280 votes or 55.50 percent of the total in a battle of first-time political candidates.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:37 pm
New Jersey voters approved of the two ballot questions during the general election today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to a report by the Associated Press.
The minimum wage will now be raised by $1 to $8.25 per hour and veteran organizations can now use the funds they raise from their raffles, bingos and other games of chance to fund their own expenses such as building maintenance.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After nearly four years of pushing for a change to the law that governs how veterans organization can use the proceeds from the games of chance offered at the posts, these groups are hoping for their own luck as New Jersey voters consider the matter as a referendum on the November ballot.
The Cardiff Memorial VFW Post in Egg Harbor Township has officially encouraged its 123 members to support the referendum.
The matter was referred to the ballot in June 2013 after both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate voted unanimously for the question to appear in front of voters.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:28 pm
Photo by Christie Rotondo/: Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Republican Challenger Susan Adelizzi Schmidt debated about jobs, taxes, tourism and more during Monday’s debate at the Old Court House.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— During Monday’s debate, legislative candidates in the 1st District sparred over the local economy, taxes, and jobs at the Old Court House.
Political newcomer Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, the Republican challenger for state Senate, focused her arguments on what more needs to be done, while Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Van Drew stuck to improvements he has been a part of, as well as his bipartisan relationship with Gov. Chris Christie and Republicans in the legislature.
Last Updated on Thursday, October 24, 2013 01:00 pm
John Amodeo, Republican.
Amodeo, 63, of Margate, said, “We’ve come a long way in the last four years – balancing our budget with no tax increases, instituting a 2 percent cap on local budgets, and making job growth a priority in South Jersey.
We made the impossible a reality by keeping Casino Reinvestment Development funds in Atlantic City. They said it couldn’t be done, but we did it. And now we’re using that money to invest in our people – creating jobs today and restoring growth and prosperity to our area.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:58 pm
Vince Mazzeo, Democrat.
Mazzeo, 49, is the mayor of Northfield.
He said, “The biggest issues facing residents of Atlantic County are property taxes and the economy. The state takes credit for its 2 percent cap on property taxes, which slowed spending and stabilized the tax rate. However, in the last four years, property taxes have gone up 18.6 percent. The 2 percent cap did slowdown spending, but the state cut school aid and property tax rebate programs. The tax burden fell on the backs of municipalities,” Mazzeo said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:01 pm
Gary Stein, Brownie and Me
Stein, 57, of Mullica Township said, “Neighbors, I’m Assembly candidate No. 5 – Independent Democrat – weighing in on the most important issue affecting Atlantic County; rigged election ballots. Stay with me. Not rigged, bless their hearts, in Salem County’s primary or general, and not rigged in Morris County – Republican side – in the primary, but rigged in the general.
Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 02:47 pm
I am a lifelong Galloway Township resident. I went to Brigantine Beach as a child and it’s my beach today. I played baseball and basketball games in Absecon and today enjoy walks in Heritage Park with my son. I appreciate the quiet beauty and history of Port Republic.
Last Updated on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:03 am
GALLOWAY— A Stockton poll released Tuesday found that the gap between candidates in the 1st District Senate race is narrowing, but only slightly.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Van Drew now holds 58 percent points against Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt’s 29 points, according to the poll.
Just last month, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton announced that Van Drew had 62 percentage points and Adelizzi-Schmidt had 29.