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BY NOVEMBER 7th, 2023

IMPORTANT DATES

General Election:
November 7, 2023

 

Last day for registration and transfer:
October 17, 2023

 

Last day to apply for Vote by Mail Ballot by mail:
October 31, 2023

DROP BOX LOCATIONS
EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
JOHN F. McKEON
State Senate LD27

Assemblyman John F. McKeon was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. From 1998 – 2010 he also served as Mayor of West Orange and as a member of the Town Council from 1992-1998. Assemblyman McKeon is the former Chairman of the Environment and Solid Waste Committee, and the Judiciary Committee, and served as a co-chair of the Legislature’s Water Infrastructure Task Force. He currently serves as Chairman of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and is a member of the Budget Committee, Judiciary Committee, Environment and Solid Waste Committee, and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission.

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ROSY BAGOLIE
General Assembly LD27

Rosy Bagolie is running for Assembly on the Democratic Line B in New Jersey's 27th Legislative District representing Essex and Passaic Counties and with the backing of labor unions (NJEA, SEIU-32BJ) police and fire-fighters unions (NJSPBA & NJFMBA), the Democratic State Committee Jewish Caucus and District Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. If she wins, Dr. Bagolie will become the second Dominican American to serve in the New Jersey Legislature and the only one sitting come January. She would also become the legislature’s first Jewish Latina.

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ALIXON COLLAZOS-GILL
General Assembly LD27

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RENEE C. BURGESS
State Senate LD28

Renee C. Burgess has an extensive background in leadership and public service through elected and appointed positions in government as well as employment in the private sector. A lifelong resident of Irvington, New Jersey, she has served the community as a member of the Irvington Township Municipal Council since 2014. Her path to elected office began in 2000 when she became the District Leader for Irvington’s Southward 2. Senator Burgess later was elected to the Irvington School Board, a position she held longer than any other member to date (2003-2014). Her performance on the Board was acknowledged by her colleagues when she was chosen by them to become the Vice President of the Board for one year and the Board’s President for two terms. During her tenure on the Irvington School Board, Senator Burgess was successful in leading the initiative for uniforms to be worn by all students of the school district. She was also a prime proponent of the school district’s football field which is a place of pride for the community.

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GARNET R. HALL
General Assembly LD 28

Garnet R. Hall is seeking her first term representing the 28th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Currently serving as Essex County’s Deputy Clerk, Ms. Hall is a licensed Passport Agent, a Notary, and an Ordained Minister conducting Wedding Ceremonies at the Essex County Clerk’s Office in Newark, NJ. Ms. Hall is currently the Vice Chair of the Maplewood Democratic Committee serving for over 15+ years and is a member of the Essex County Executive Democratic Committee,

representing Maplewood.

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CLEOPATRA G. TUCKER
General Assembly LD 28

Currently serving as Assemblywoman for the 28th Legislative District, Assemblywoman Tucker has been working diligently to ensure fair and equal education for Abbott and non-Abbott school districts.  She also has been a strong advocate for veterans, early childhood development, senior services, and children with disabilities.

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M. TERESA RUIZ
STATE SENATE LD 29

Senator Ruiz became the first Puerto Rican elected to the Senate when she was elected in 2007. Since then she has been re-elected three times. Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Ruiz is the first Latina to serve in leadership and is also the chair of the Senate Education Committee. Throughout her time in the Senate, she has fought for equity in educational spaces, acting as the leading force in expanding access to early childhood education throughout the state. She also spearheaded the law to build on the federal free and reduced meal program so that all students who qualify for the program could receive breakfast and lunch at no cost, eliminating the reduced category. Furthermore she has sponsored laws to increase diversity within school curriculum and strengthen the Amistad Commission.

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ELIANA PINTOR-MARIN
General Assembly LD 29

Eliana Pintor Marin first joined the Assembly as a representative of the 29th Legislative District in 2013 and was re-elected to her fourth term in November of 2021. As an Assemblywoman, she has held several leadership positions, including her present roles as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, Co-Chair of Joint Budget Oversight committee, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

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SHANIQUE SPEIGHT
General Assembly LD 29

Assemblywoman Shanique Speight embarked on her journey in the New Jersey Assembly in 2018, marking the commencement of her freshman year in the esteemed legislative body. Since her inauguration, she has showcased a remarkable ability to draw from her personal experiences, forging a deep understanding of the diversity of our community. This unique perspective has empowered her to seamlessly translate advocacy into tangible legislative action.

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BRITNEE N. TIMBERLAKE
STATE SENATE LD 34

As the 34th District Assemblywoman, Britnee N. Timberlake represents Clifton, East Orange, Orange, and Montclair. At the Assembly, Timberlake has voted in favor of the common-sense gun legislation, equal pay for equal work for women, and earned paid sick days. Assemblywoman Timberlake has participated as various sponsors of bills and resolutions regarding foreclosure prevention, special prosecutor mandates for public safety, student loan forgiveness, anti-sexual harassment, business incubator funding, free/reduced school meal program expansion, and Medicaid coverage of birthing doulas for pregnant women. Timberlake was responsible for reigniting the discussion to raise the minimum wage and for successfully restoring $15MM to the housing trust fund. Timberlake is a representative on the following state committees: Education, Science, Innovation and Technology, and the Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity.

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MICHAEL VENEZIA
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LD34

Michael Venezia is a third-generation Bloomfield Resident who was first elected to office as Councilman at Large in 2011 before running for Mayor in 2013. Mayor Venezia was elected at the age of 31, the youngest mayor elected to office in Bloomfield. He is also the current Director of Human Resources for Essex County Schools of Technology. He joined the League's Executive Board in 2019. Previously, Mayor Venezia was the Assistant County Administrator under the direction of the Essex County Executive. He also served as a senior advisor for the late Senator Lautenberg and served as a field representative for U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell. Mayor Venezia was recognized at the 2018 NJMMA Awards Luncheon where he was honored with the Elected Officials Award. Mayor Venezia resides in Bloomfield with his wife Laura and their two daughters Ella and Sophia.

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CARMEN MORALES
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LD34

Carmen Theresa Morales is a dedicated education professional currently serving as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Essex County Schools of Technology. Her journey in education leadership is marked by a profound commitment to student success and a deep understanding of the challenges many face. Ms. Morales is seeking a State Assembly seat for the 34th Legislative District in New Jersey. If elected, she would make history as the first Puerto Rican Assemblywoman in Essex County, NJ, continuing her journey of dedication to education and community advancement.

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JENNIFER EHRENTRAUT
STATE SENATE LD40

Jen Ehrentraut comes from a family of Veterans, skilled union trades workers, and community servants. The American values of serving and giving back to the community, of being part of something greater, and working to make a positive impact on the lives of others are instilled in her. With the belief that leaders are elected to represent all people, not just those with whom we agree, she intends to be a Senator you can trust to represent YOU. She will work to ensure nothing gets in the way of our shared and common goals, to make our communities and our state a better place for us all. 

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GIOVANNA IRIZARRY
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LD40

 

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JENNIFER MARRINAN
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LD40

  

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ALTURRICK KENNEY
SURROGATE

In 2018, Alturrick Kenney had the honor and privilege of being elected to serve as the Essex County Surrogate. The Essex County Surrogate’s Court is empowered with the important responsibilities of validating Wills, appointing administrators for those who die without Wills, and reviewing and assisting with the documentation surrounding adoption and adult guardianship. It touches the lives of almost every family in Essex County.

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BRENDAN W. GILL
Member of the Board of County Commissioners At Large

Brendan W. Gill represents all 22 towns of Essex County as Commissioner-At-Large on the Essex County Board of Commissioners. He was elected to his first term as District 5 Commissioner in 2011 and then elected Commissioner At-Large in 2014. Brendan is a lifelong resident of Essex County, born in Belleville and raised in Montclair, where he lives and is raising his own family. He is a graduate of the Montclair public school system, where his father, Dan Gill, taught middle school for more than 50 years. 

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PATRICIA SEBOLD
Member of the Board of County Commissioners At Large

Patricia Sebold of Livingston was appointed to complete an unexpired term in April 1993 and was elected to her first full term in November of that year. She was re-elected as a Commissioner At-Large in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2020. She served as Commissioner Vice President in 1996, from 2003 to 2006, and then again from 2011 to 2014.

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WAYNE L. RICHARDSON
Member of the Board of County Commissioners At Large

Wayne L. Richardson of Newark, New Jersey graduated from Barringer High School, Newark, New Jersey, and served as a District Leader and Assistant Ward Chairperson in Newark’s North Ward in the 1980’s.  He was elected to his first term as District 2 Freeholder (now Commissioner) in November of 2014 and re-elected in November 2017. In January 2021, he was elected by his peers to his present position of President of the Board, after having served as its Vice President since 2018. He is currently running for Essex County Commissioner-at-large.

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ROMAINE GRAHAM
Member of the Board of County Commissioners At Large

Romaine Graham of Irvington was appointed to complete an unexpired term, in February of 2019, of At-Large Commissioner Lebby C. Jones. She has been a longtime resident of the Township of Irvington since 1969 and has served her community with commitment and diligence. She attended elementary school in the Township of Irvington and is a homeowner in the North Ward.

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A'DORIAN MURRAY-THOMAS
Member of the Board of County Commissioners 2

A’Dorian Murray-Thomas is the Founder & CEO of SHE Wins Inc., a leadership and mentoring organization for girls who, like her, lost a loved one to gun violence. Born and raised in the city of Newark, A’Dorian made history when at 23 years old, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Newark Board of Education, representing the largest school district in the state of New Jersey. She was re-elected to the Board. In this role, she has authored and advocated for policies and practices that promote culturally relevant curriculum, youth-based decision-making, retention and hiring of diverse staff, and investing in student mental health.

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TYSHAMMIE L. COOPER
Member of the Board of County Commissioners 3

Tyshammie L. Cooper was elected to her first term as District 3 Commissioner in November 2018 and re-elected in 2020. She was first elected to public office on November 5, 2013, to represent East Orange’s 4th Ward as a City Council member, and re-elected to a second term on November 7, 2017.

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LEONARD M. LUCIANO
Member of the Board of County Commissioners 4

 

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CARLOS M. POMARES
Member of the Board of County Commissioners 5

Carlos M. Pomares of Bloomfield was elected as District 5 Commissioner in November 2017. In 2020, he was re-elected for a second term on the Board, being unanimously elected as the Board’s Vice-President, the first Hispanic to hold a position on the executive committee.

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ROBERT MERCADO
Member of the Board of County Commissioners 1

Robert Mercado was elected to his first term as District 1 Commissioner in November 2017 and re-elected in 2020. He attended Newark Public Schools and graduated from Barringer High School. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College (now Rutgers University), a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University–Newark, and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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JENNY MUNDELL
Bloomfield Ward 1 Township Council

 

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NICHOLAS JOANOW
Bloomfield Ward 2 Township Council

 

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SARAH CRUZ
Bloomfield Ward 3 Township Council

 

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VIVIAN L. RODEFFER
Member of the Caldwell Borough Council

 

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KENNETH R. JURGENSEN
Member of the Caldwell Borough Council

Ken Jurgensen, a Caldwell resident for 45 years, brings a wealth of practical experience and expertise to the realm of public service. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Montclair State University and an IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential to his name, Ken's professional journey has been characterized by planning, designing, constructing, commissioning, and overseeing the operations, maintenance, construction, and repairs of corporate facilities primarily in New York City and New Jersey. Whether the properties were owned, leased, or sub-leased, Ken managed multi-million-dollar budgets with precision, skillfully navigating within the complex world of large corporations.

 

Recently retired, Ken is eager to devote his energy and expertise and work collaboratively with the current Mayor and council. His core values are rooted in unity, inclusiveness, and collaboration among citizens. Ken envisions a future where the Boro's website sets the gold standard for transparent and accessible information, ensuring that taxpayers can easily understand how their hard-earned money is utilized, without the distractions of social media noise.

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DEAN DAFIS
Member of the Millburn Township Committee

 

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Charu Goel
Member of the Millburn Township Committee

Charu Goel has been a Millburn resident since 2016 and is a proud democrat. She believes in Democratic values, giving back, transparency and advocating for those that can’t advocate for themselves. She is running for Township Committee to provide strategic leadership and leverage her experience to have sensible and smart development, safeguard Millburn Townships exceptional schools, optimize tax structure, enhance public and pedestrian safety, improve downtown vitality, make Millburn Township climate resilient and environmentally sustainable, and have a stronger, inclusive and transparent community.

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BRUCE KRAMER
Member of the Millburn Township Committee

Bruce Kramer has been living in Millburn Township for 14 years. He is married with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. He is a Certified Public Accountant – licensed in NJ & NY and a Registered Investment Advisor. Bruce is an independent thinker. He is a strong believer in the pay it forward concept. He is helpful to others, open to discussion, extremely friendly, very honest, trustworthy, and a person of deep integrity and a collaborative business style.

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MATTHEW ATLAS
Member of the North Caldwell Borough Council

 

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ANTHONY FLORIA-CALLORI
Member of the North Caldwell Borough Council

 

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JOHN BIRONT
Member of the Roseland Borough Council

 

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CHRISTOPHER J. BARDI
Member of the Roseland Borough Council

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

General Election:
November 7, 2023

 

Last day for registration and transfer:
October 17, 2023

 

Last day to apply for Vote by Mail Ballot by mail:
October 31, 2023

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
DROP BOX LOCATIONS
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