Monday, March 31, 2014
By Their Slogans Ye Shall Know Them: Candidates File, Form Slates
Those seeking a four-year term in the First Ward are Democrats Diane Toliver, Emmett L. Swan and Siddeeq El-Amin. No Republicans filed for the seat.
Candidates for the at-large Second & Third Ward four-year term are Republican Randy Bullock and Democrats Charles Eke and incumbent Rebecca Williams. For an unexpired Third Ward term, candidates are Republican Charles A. Jones Jr. and Democrats Charles L. McRae, incumbent appointee Gloria Taylor and Rasheed Abdul-Haqq.
Among the Democrats, Toliver, Eke and Taylor are on the party line with the slogan, "Regular Democratic Organization of Union County." Swan, Williams and McRae are running under the slogan, "New Democrats for Plainfield." El-Amin's slogan is "Plainfield First - Plainfield Forward!" and Abdul-Haqq's slogan is "Let's Get Rid of Jerry Green."
Republicans Bullock and Jones are running on their party line, "Regular Organization Republican of Union County." With no opponents, each will be on the November 4 general election ballot along with winners of the Democratic primary contests.
Independent candidates who file on June 3 will also be on the November ballot, and school board candidates must also file on June 3 to be on the ballot. The school board elections were held in April until the City Council approved the move to November in 2012.