Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Update on Candidates

The Union County Clerk's Office confirmed that no independents filed Tuesday to be on the November ballot, so it will be the Democratic primary winners versus Republicans in the general election. There is always the possibility of a write-in campaign, but I know of only one instance where such a candidate won and it was for a school board seat in the 1980s. Marie DeNoia created a stealth campaign and secured enough votes for a surprise win on Election Day. But that would be a very long shot for a City Council race, so the contests will be as follows:

First Ward: Democrat Diane Toliver, unopposed. (Councilman William Reid, the incumbent, has hinted that he might step down before Dec. 31 and one can bet that Toliver would get the seat early in that case through appointment. The Democratic City Committee has to give the council three names, but the majority would be bound to choose Toliver. 

Second & Third Ward at-large: Democrat Rebecca Williams and Republican Randy Bullock.

Third Ward: Democrat Gloria Taylor and Republican Charles A. Jones Jr. 

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  1. Randy Bullock you got my VOTE

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  2. I may have to vote for Jones. I wouldn't hurt to have a Republican on the Council. Couldn't be worse than what we have.

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  3. I agree and I'm a Democrat Randy Bullock will get my vote

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  4. Same. I might have to see what Randy Bullock is about.

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  5. Wouldn't that be a dream come true.

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  6. Dottie GutenkaufJune 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Randy is running for 3rd ward council seat--not 2&3 at-large.

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    1. The list of candidates from Joanne Rajoppi had him in the 2&3 at-large race.

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    2. Dotti I wish you were right, but my ballot has him as the 2&3 ward Republican candidate.

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  7. Having won the primary, I am the Democratic candidate for the 2nd and 3rd Ward At-large Council seat. Jerry Green's pathetic and craven attempt to cast me as something else failed miserably--the voters chose me over his smears and slanderous lies. My Republican opponent in November will be Randy Bullock.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

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  8. Well, I guess that settles it--I'll vote for Jones in Ward 3.

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  9. waiting to see who the first one to fold is and screams "VOTE THE PARTY LINE" !!!
    Anticipation is making me wait.....

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  10. Thanks for clearing that up I will be voting for Randy Bullock.

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    1. I will also. I can see the headline "Republican Party Saves Plainfield!" I hope a lot of folks cross party lines for the best person, not the Green person.

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    2. Randy is running against Rebecca, who is decidedly not a Green person!

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  11. VOTE RANDY BULLOCK TO BE YOUR NEXT 2ND & 3RD WARD COUNCILMEN.

    STRONG LEDARSHIP WHOM DO NOT OWE ANDRIAN MAPP OR ASSEMBLYMEN GREEN NOTHING.......................

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  12. It's not the 2nd and 3rd that is the problem it is the 1st and 3rd Wards.

    Rebecca has well served the 2nd and 3rd. Can't say the same about Taylor. I don't have any good feeling about Toliver. God help us during budget time - except that it is squarely on the Council as to why rateables may be lacking.

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  13. Randy Bullock let me know how I can help. Please get a blog and post there are many out there that are asking where can they help.

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    1. If you really wanted to help you would not have signed anonymous.


      KS

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