Saturday, May 11, 2013
Anyone who wants to vote in the upcoming June primary election must register to vote by May 14, officials said.
The deadline is fast approaching for those wishing to vote in the June 4 primary. Registration must be completed by May 14. Residents may register at the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office, 300 Halls Mills Rd., Freehold Township, until 9 p.m. May 14. You also may register with the municipal clerk at Holmdel Town Hall or Hazlet Town Hall during regular business hours. To register, residents must bring a driver’s license or have the last four digits of your social security number handy, according to a release. All U.S. citizens at least 18 years old by Primary day who are not jailed, on probation or parole are eligible to vote. The New Jersey Voter Registration form is available from the County Clerk’s page of the Monmouth County …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Joe Ponisi and Eric Hinds will run to keep their seats on the Holmdel Township Committee.
Holmdel Democrats didn't step up to the plate this year, leaving Republicans Joe Ponisi and Eric Hinds to run unopposed for Township Committee. Joe Ponisi (R), who filled the vacant seat left by Serena DiMaso when she joined the Monmouth County Board of Chose Freeholders, has a 25-year career analyzing the finances of municipalities. Hinds (R), who has served the township has Deputy Mayor and joined the Township Committee in 2011 and is also a finance professional. Hinds won a Public Servant of the Year award from the Holmdel Journal in 2011. Independent candidates have until June to register for the general election ballot.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The primary election is June 4.
Four Hazlet township residents intend to run for the two open township committee seats in the November 2013 general election. Republican incumbents Scott Aagre and Michael Sachs and democratic challengers Cliff Moore and Audrey Tyler all filed to be on the ballot for the primary election by the April 1 deadline. Independent candidates have until June to register for the general election ballot. The primaries will be held on Tuesday, June 4 and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Patch will follow the local election all year, and will interview each candidate as November approaches.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Serena DiMaso is running to keep her seat ,while Lawrence Luttrell throws his hat in the ring.
Two Holmdel residents are looking for spots on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, as primary ballots become final. Incumbent Freeholder Serena DiMaso (R) filed to run for a full-year term. DiMaso, formerly a Holmdel committeewoman and mayor, filled a vacant Monmouth County Freeholder seat in 2012 and was officially elected in November. DiMaso was named Deputy Director of the board in 2013 after serving for less than a year. Former Holmdel Township Committee candidate Lawrence Luttrell (D) threw his hat in the ring for a full term Freeholder position as well. Luttrell lost the 2012 election for Township Committee, which lead to a Republican controlled Holmdel government. A full-term for Freeholders is three years. The primary …
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Monday, February 25
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters recently polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Facing harsh criticism by Democratic leadership, Long supports Christie's reelection bid.
Saturday, February 23
Unity trumps politics in the face of adversity. That was the salient message imparted by the Democratic mayor of a town devastated by Hurricane Sandy as she endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s reelection bid. Christie — criticized by a contingent of Republicans for his support and recognition of Democratic President Obama in the face of Sandy — stood alongside Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long at Woody’s Ocean Grille on Thursday as the Democratic mayor voiced her support of the New Jersey governor. The governor reiterated "his politics be damned, this is about rebuilding in the wake of disaster" credo and praised Long for her post-Sandy leadership. Long clarified that her support of Christie did not have anything to do with state Sen. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
The Facebook founder's first political fundraiser draws picketers and police.
This story originally appeared on Palo Alto Patch. Dozens of protestors crowded the sidewalk outside of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home Wednesday evening to oppose a campaign fundraiser for outspoken NJ Gov. Chris Christie. The event, which marks Zuckerberg’s first foray into the world of political fundraising, drew picketers angered largely over Christie’s efforts to block funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health programs in New Jersey. Signs depicting a reversed thumbs-down version of Facebook’s iconic “like” symbol and the words: “zuck + chris – hands off planned parenthood” were distributed by CREDO, a California-based mobile phone and network provider that makes donations to politically …
The 89-year-old U.S. senator officially confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2014.
After a nearly 30-year Congressional term, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday he will not seek office in the 2014 election. “I will be traveling to my hometown of Paterson tomorrow to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2014," read a brief, one-paragraph statement from Launtenberg's press office. "While I may not be seeking re-election, there is plenty of work to do before the end of this term and I'm going to keep fighting as hard as ever for the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate," his message concluded. Lautenberg's announcement also promised that he was undergoing "a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Did you attend the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two…