Former Woodland Park Councilman Keith Kazmark today declared his candidacy for mayor.
"Starting today I am kicking-off an aggressive door-to-door campaign with the intention of visiting every home in our community," said Kazmark in an email blast. "I want to hear directly from the voters about the challenges facing Woodland Park."Read More >
After nine years in office, Woodland Park Councilman Keith Kazmark has decided not to seek re-election this year. Kazmark is the Elmwood Park Municipal Clerk and narrowly lost a bid for Passaic County Clerk last year.
"I hope that at some point - sooner or later - my name will once again be on a ballot seeking public office," Kazmark said.
Ronni Nochimson will drop her bid for Passaic County Clerk, a position she held for ten years before losing re-election in 2009. Nochimson, who was a Republican until three years ago, had sought the endorsement of the Passaic County Democratic organization, but lost an executive committee vote to Woodland Park Council President Keith Kazmark on Saturday. She committed to backing the winner of that vote, and a Nochimson supporter says she will honor that pledge.Read More >
The Passaic County Democratic Execuitive Committee voted today to endorse Keith Kazmark for County Clerk. Freeholder Tahesha Way will run with Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone and Paterson attorney Evangeline Gomez.
Former two-term County Clerk Ronni Nochimson, who was defeated for re-election in 2004, had sought the Democratic organization line. She flipped from Republican to Democrat in 2006.Read More >
Woodland Park Councilwoman Ruth Patterson announced today that she won't seek reelection after fifteen years on the Borough Council. A Democrat, She was first elected in 1994 and has twice served as Council President. Three of the six council seats will be up in November, with Democratic incumbents Tina Gatti and Dominick Di Domenico expected to seek re-election. A fourth seat could come up in January, if Council President Keith Kazmark wins his bid for Passaic County Clerk.Read More >
Woodland Park Councilman Keith Kazmark scored a key victory in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for Passaic County Clerk by winning a formal endorsement from the Wayne Democratic Organization. The local Democrats voted to back Kazmark over his main rival, former County Clerk Ronni Nochimson, after hearing presentations from both candidates.
The incumbent, Karen Brown, is not seeking re-election. Brown ousted Nochimson in the 2004 general election and the former Clerk has since switched parties.
Wayne Democrats also voted to back Tahesha Way, a Wayne resident, for re-election to the Passaic County Board of Freeholders. The group also endorsed Augusto Peñaranda, a Paterson Library Trustee, and former Little Falls Councilman John Agostinelli for two open Freeholder seats. Peñaranda and Agostinelli beat two other contenders, Hawthorne Mayor Domenick Stampone and Hawthorne businessman Dino Callegari.Read More >
Not surprising party brass and rank-and-filers who were preparing for a battle - just in case, Passaic County Clerk Karen Brown announced she will not run for reelection to a second term, informing Democratic Party supporters in a letter this morning.
“Serving as County Clerk has been a great privilege, and I thank all of my supporters for their confidence in my abilities. Nonetheless, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my intention not to seek re-election as Passaic County Clerk,” wrote Brown, a Clifton lawyer who's originally from Paterson.
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A polling memo prepared by a company with ties to Gov. Chris Christie shows public support for red light cameras.Read More >
Belmar mayor's race: a wave of post-Sandy project politics stirs up seaside Monmouth borough BELMAR - When Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty rolled out his re-election campaign in February, he did so still basking in the glow of what many residents of the 6,000-person Monmouth County seaside borough saw...
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