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Risley, Marino and Carman: Atlantic Democrats have sold out our region

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 02:24 pm

Atlantic County Freeholders John Risley and Alex Marino and Freeholder candidate John Carman on Thursday, July 10 called on their freeholder opponents to stand with them in solidarity against calls from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Jim Whelan to permit North Jersey casinos.

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Sutton announces he will not seek reelection to Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 19, 2013 06:15 pm

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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.

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Amodeo, Brown retain District 2 Assembly seats

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Written by SHAUN SMITH Wednesday, November 06, 2013 01:10 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) 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.

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Pauls tops Shober to win Freeholder at-large seat

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:33 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.

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Voters approve of minimum wage increase, allow veterans groups to use money for own expenses

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:30 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.

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Whelan wins; GOP takes District 2 Assembly, freeholder races VIDEO

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:26 pm

Democrat Jim Whelan Democrat Jim Whelan  UPDATED

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.

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New Jersey voters can help veteran organizations support themselves

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 23, 2013 02:57 pm

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.

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Second Legislative District Senate race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 23, 2013 05:00 am

Republican Frank Balles Republican Frank Balles Democrat Jim Whelan 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?

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Two seek District 4 freeholder seat

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:28 am

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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.

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District 2 Republican Incumbent John Amodeo

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Written by SHAUN SMITH Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:03 am

John Amodeo, Republican. 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.

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District 2 Republican incumbent Chris Brown

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Written by SHAUN SMITH Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:01 am

Chris Brown, Republican. 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.

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District 2 Democratic Candidate Vince Mazzeo

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Written by Shaun Smith Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:59 am

Vince Mazzeo, Democrat. 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.

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District 2 Democratic Candidate Nick Russo

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Written by Shaun Smith Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:57 am

Nick Russo, Democrat. 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.

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District 2 independent candidate Gary Stein

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Written by Shaun Smith Tuesday, October 22, 2013 08:53 am

Gary Stein, Brownie and Me 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. 

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Brandi Endicott, 36, Democratic District 4 freeholder candidate

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00 am

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Brandi Endicott is a clinical nurse manager for medically fragile children where she is an outspoken opponent of disparities in healthcare.

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Rich Dase, 39, Republican Atlantic County District 4 freeholder

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Rich Dase Rich Dase

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. 

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Pauls unseats McDevitt in freeholder at-large race, unofficial results show

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:50 pm

GOP Pauls unseats McDevitt in freeholder at-large race, unofficial results show Incumbent At-Large Atlantic County Freeholder Joe McDevitt of Ventnor has been unseated in a challenge by William Pauls of Hamilton Township, according to unofficial results from tonight’s primary (Tuesday, June 4).

McDevitt, running as a “Reagan Republican,” lost to Pauls, the endorsed Atlantic County Republican Party candidate, according to unofficial results provided by the Atlantic County superintendent of elections.

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Atlantic County Republican organization endorses Pauls for freeholder

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 04:35 pm

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Republicans officially nominated Will Pauls of Hamilton Township as its candidate for freeholder at large. Pauls’ name will appear along with Gov. Chris Christie’s and the party’s other endorsed candidates on the official Republican line in the June primary.

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Balles announces State Senate campaign

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, February 11, 2013 06:56 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles looks as an overflow crowd fills Gary’s Restaurant in Pleasantville on Monday, Feb. 11. Family, friends and local politicians came to show their support for Balles, who announced his campaign to run for the State Senate 2nd district seat. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles looks as an overflow crowd fills Gary’s Restaurant in Pleasantville on Monday, Feb. 11. Family, friends and local politicians came to show their support for Balles, who announced his campaign to run for the State Senate 2nd district seat.

PLEASANTVILLE _ Saying he will personally recruit jobs and businesses to come to New Jersey, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles announced his candidacy Monday, Feb. 11 to represent the 2nd district in the New Jersey Senate.

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