Archive for the ‘elections’ Category

UCDEM (10): Rahway

Nothing on Rahway from David Wildstein as there is only token resistance to the county machine but what is notable is the number of government jobs held by committee members and/or their spouses.

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UCDEM (9): Plainfield

According to David Wildstein:

Plainfield: Mayor Adrian Mapp is in control of his local party and city council, but faces a challenge from John Campbell, a onetime Republican Assembly candidate and now a school board member.

There seems to be more going on here as four slates are on.

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UCDEM (8): Union

According to David Wildstein:

Union: There is speculation that Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-Roselle) is taking his feud with State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) into Cryan’s hometown playing in some county committee races.   Cryan’s slate with have the line.

That seems to be what is playing out with the Cyran slate facing some challenges.

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UCDEM (7): Linden

According to David Wildstein:

Linden: The war between Scutari and Mayor Derek Armstead continues.  Scutari has filed a full slate of candidates for 72 Democratic County Committee seats as he seeks re-election to his post as Linden Democratic municipal chair.  Armstead is also expected to file a near-full slate of county committee candidates, including the twenty that are currently aligned with him.

That seems to be what is playing out with 2 almost full slates involved.

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UCDEM (6): Roselle

According to David Wildstein:

Roselle: It looks like as many as three rival slates for mayor, council and county committee in Roselle.   Armstead is playing heavily in Roselle, where is mayoral candidate is former school board member Archange Antoine.  Incumbent Christine Dansereau is allied with Mahr.

That seems to be what is playing out. Roselle has 19 districts with 38 seats and 3 almost full slates involved.

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UCDEM (5): Cranford

According to David Wildstein:

Cranford: There is a potential conflict simmering between township committeeman Tom Hannan and Mayor Patrick Giblin.  Hannan wanted to stay on as mayor for another year, but Giblin mustered the votes.  Hannan could file a slate of township committee and county committee candidates.  It’s also possible this was just a threat and that the petitions – if they even exist — will never be filed.

That seems to be what is playing out. Cranford has 30 districts with 60 seats and 1 full slate and a second slate with ten challengers running.

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UCDEM (4): Clark

According to David Wildstein:

Clark: Democratic municipal chair Nancy Sheridan is looking to dump Laura Scutari from her seat on the county committee.  Sheridan backed Mahr for county chairman, but Scutari bucked her local organization and voted for her cousin.

That seems to be what is playing out. Clark has 16 districts with 32 seats and 2 almost-full slates running.

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