Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mapp, Mills-Ransome, Hockaday Win Primary

 
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp
Unofficial primary results Tuesday showed a clear win for incumbent mayor Adrian O. Mapp over three contenders for the Democratic line on the Nov. 7 ballot. 

Mapp received 2,890 votes to 2,296 for Rev. Tracey Brown, 456 for Councilwoman Bridget Rivers and 145 for Dr. Henrilynn Davis Ibezim.
Amelia and Adrian Mapp wait for final results Tuesday
Mapp thanked a long list of campaign helpers and said, "This night belongs to you, Plainfield." 
Some of the crowd awaiting results
His campaign highlighted first-term strides in redevelopment, fiscal stability, management reform in community programs and progress toward his "One Plainfield, One Future" goal. Although he made past gains as a "New Democrat" bucking the party organization, he ran this year on a slate headed by Phil Murphy for governor, with Jerry Green for Assembly.
Mapp signs obscured by a sign for Rev. Tracey Brown
 The slogan "Column A, All the Way" rankled rivals who got lumped together on Column G.
Joylette Mills-Ransome and early numbers
His running mate for an unexpired term representing Wars 2 & 3, Joylette Mills-Ransome, won by a landslide of 1,735 votes over competitors Cameron Cox with 562 and Alma Blanco with 326, but Fourth Ward candidate Steve Hockaday won over Terri Briggs by only 17 votes, 302-285, with Elliott Simmons trailing. at 87 votes. 
Tallying votes at Mapp campaign HQ
Official results are expected Monday, when winners of Democratic committee seats will also meet to elect a chairman and ward leaders for the next two years.

--Bernice

17 comments:

  1. Bernice do you have or where can I find ward vote results. Thank you,

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    1. The City Clerk should have those numbers.

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  2. I read an article that Tracey Brown was endorsed by a leader in the Nation of Islam movement. Is this true and, if so, did she have any comment about this endorsement?

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    1. Mustapha Muhammad did encourage people to vote for Rev. Brown. As far as any comment, you would have to ask her. FYI, Muhammad says he filed as an independent to run in the general election. Trying to confirm.

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  3. Here is one for the books. Tracey Brown's campaign manager is John Campbell Jr.

    He is a Republican, and never changed his affiliation. He was seen voting with a blue tag (meaning Republican which is counterintuitive) as was his father.

    Tracey's campaign manager didn't even vote for her! You can't make this stuff up folks.

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  4. Hopefully Brown can go back to her Church duties and back to separation of church and state.

    Rivers got what she deserved for not serving the needs of Plainfield. Loss of her part time job

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  5. As the saying goes, “the people have spoken”. However there is another group of people who spoke very loudly during the campaign that I would like to address. It is evident that enough people believe that Plainfield is heading in the right direction with the progress that is being made. But I’ve heard/read that this administration has done nothing. It was a head shaker to me how anyone could believe that. There was a lot of misinformation, deliberate smears and downright lies that was thrown out there to convince unsuspecting, innocent people that Mayor Mapp was the worst choice for Plainfield. I say to those inciters if they are truly about Plainfield then evaluate this administration with truth and justice. Concerned citizens should come to city council meetings to see what this administration is trying to do and how your council members vote and act. It is important for people to learn the process to see how government works and how to solve your problems that may arise. Go to the source/department and ask questions. Listen with an open mind. Avoid believing your way is the only way. Offering possible suggestions should be welcomed and considered but not necessarily acted on. Maybe the suggestion is not be feasible. Being critical without understanding the process is useless and unproductive.
    I witnessed too much anger and bitterness during this campaign season. I don’t know anyone who would want to live in that state. What a miserable world that is for our youth to experience. I know much of the anger has been the murders in town. The mayor cannot stop a person from shooting another if that is their intention. How about parents/guardians sweeping their kids rooms for weapons. Have them removed and turned in to the proper authorities. How about parents, teachers and mentors/coaches instilling in youth that they are worth more than resorting to violence and street life. Get kids involved in wholesome activities. Broaden their horizon with different educational activities. Recreation offers many free and low cost opportunities. Even if a kid says they don’t want to do something, make them choose SOMETHING positive that will stretch them. If they get into something they find they don’t like, make them choose something else. Doing nothing is not acceptable. Don’t leave them on their own. Negative activities sometimes looks fun for kids who don’t understand consequences.

    We have a real opportunity to make Plainfield great. Not “again” but great going forward. The question will be do you want to see that happen or do you want to make it your mission to see that this Mayor and his administration never sees success? Of course that would be cutting your nose to spite your face. Time will tell and those hell bent on keeping “stuff” going will be revealed in their constant negativity.
    I am cautiously excited about the future of Plainfield with the successful campaign of Mapp, Mills-Ransome and Hockaday. This is the opportunity for Plainfield to shine. Will it be allowed? Keep civility and respect in your actions and words. Let everyone take a deep breath, breathe and go forth.
    Give peace and common sense a chance.
    N. Jordan

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    1. Never truer words were spoken. Thank you.

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    2. AMEN. Great blog post.

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    3. Now if we would just give our President the same consideration.

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  6. Congratulations to Mayor Adrian Mapp, Councilor Joylette Mills-Ransome and Steve Hockaday. Also thank you to the voters in 2-6 for returning Jeanette Criscione and myself back to the Democratic City Committee for another term. I appreciate those that took the time to write me in at the polls yesterday and for those who voted by absentee ballot. Thank you for your friendship and support and the opportunity to continue to serve.

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  7. I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who ran for office for their hard work. Thank you Ward 2, District One for electing me for a fifth term on the Democratic City Committee. With my big mouth, I'm surprised and honored to serve. Thanks again.

    Bob Bolmer

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    1. Hey Bob, Still waiting for you to tell us what do the human relations commission do?

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  8. I was shocked to see this morning (two days after election) that it doesn't appear that a single losing candidate for Mayor posted anything publicly about about getting behind Mayor Mapp (please provide sources if I missed something). Tracy Brown and Bridget Rivers both talked about city unity and bringing people together. That doesn't stop at the election unless they were just false words.

    Oh wait - I am not shocked, because Rivers and Brown really only used that for the campaign. Nevermind.

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  9. You shouldn’t expect to hear or see anything posted, most likely to preoccupied scheming on how they can partner with Mustapha Muhammad and the nation of Islam (the same ones that campaigned for Mrs Campbell in the last school board election) for a victory in November. Some people just don’t know when to throw in the towel. Yeeezzzz.

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