Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Newest results show changes to Democratic Freeholders race.
The Chatham Borough Clerk's office released updates from Tuesday's primary election for the third time Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m. Under the newest election results, Freeholders Toshiba Foster, Wasim Khan and Joy Singh got 119, 117 and 115 votes, respectively. Earlier results released by the clerk's office showed former borough Acting Mayor Nick Eck went from zero to 23 votes for Democratic member of the County Committee. Borough Clerk Susan Caljean released updated polling results Wednesday morning and again Wednesday. Earlier versions included incorrect information due to human error. The updated results show Eck earning 23 votes for Democratic member of the County Committee, while Ed DiFiglia and Herbert L Ramo both earned 20, John …
20 votes separate Kevin Sullivan from Laura Ali Nonnenmacher
Chatham Township Administrator Tom Ciccarone said Kevin Sullivan won a total of 573 votes in the township's Republican Primary Tuesday. Initial results showed Sullivan with 566 votes, and contender Laura Ali Nonnenmacher with 530 votes. When mail-in and in-person ballots were counted, Sullvan picked up seven more votes and Nonnenmacher picked up 23, for a final result of only 20 votes separating the two. "It was a great race," Sullivan said after final results were released. "I think both of us ran good, effective campaigns, and I think we both ran as hard as we could." Sullivan said he was impressed by turn-out in a primary election with no major contentious elections, other town local committee and Freeholder board. "Obviously whenever …
Students learn the importance of voting early.
Peggy Melvin's kindergarten class took a field trip Tuesday afternoon—all the way to the school gym. Melvin's was one of several kindergarten classes to tour the polling area at Milton Avenue School Tuesday, complete with a peek inside the voting booth and even a mock election of their own. Students held a secret ballot where they voted for their favorite animal, adopting the Democrats' donkey and the Republican elephant. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Few polling places had more than 20 votes cast as of noon Tuesday.
Chatham Borough polling places showed low turnout during the primaries Tuesday morning. As of noon, District 3, the largest district in the borough, showed 15 votes cast total, 14 Republicans and 1 Democrat. District 1 had 23 votes cast in the election, 12 Republicans and 11 Democrats. Both districts vote at Milton Avenue School. At Chatham United Methodist Church, Districts 4 and 9 showed 12 and eight votes, respectively. Nine voters from District 5 cast their ballots by noon, and 19 voters from District 7 had voted by the same time. Both district 5 and 7 vote at Washington Avenue School. Election workers attributed low turn-out to the uncontested primary in the borough. The borough also has no legislative race this primary, though there …
Low taxes, community involvement a priority for Kevin Sullivan.
Kevin Sullivan is one of two Republican candidates seeking his party's nomination for the open Chatham Township Committee seat available this May. Sullivan attended Penn State on an ROTC scholarship. After graduation, he was commissioned into the US Marines and then worked in Manhattan in the financial sector, where he has been employed for 23 years. While attending Penn State, Sullivan met his wife, Cindy. The two of them have lived in Chatham Township for 22 years. They have two children—a son, currently a student at Penn State, and a daughter, currently a student at Chatham High School. Both children attended St. Patrick School, where Sullivan was involved in athletics. Sullivan has served on the Chatham Township Planning Board since…
Social media, team-building among the candidate's goals.
Laura Ali Nonnenmacher is one of two Republican candidates seeking her party's nomination for the open Chatham Township Committee seat available this May. Nonnenmacher earned her BA at the University of Rhode Island. After working for Xerox for about 10 years, she branched out into small business ownership. She runs Triple Win Inc. and a franchise called The Alternative Board, where she uses social media groups like Twitter and Facebook to work with other small businesses and provide sales, marketing coaching and strategy planning. That experience in small business outreach and marketing, she said, could be applied to "raise the level of community awareness" for municipal government. Nonnenmacher served as the president of the Southern …
Monday, June 4, 2012
One contested local election this Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 5 is Primary Day throughout New Jersey. Before you head out to vote, here are some things you need to know: Where are the contested elections? Between Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, there is only one contested election this Primary Day, among Republcan candidates for the township committee. Three Republican candidates are on the ballot for one available spot on the Chatham Township Committee. Joseph Contorno filed to run for the GOP nomination, but later declared he will not campaign for the role. Laura Ali Nonnenmacher and Kevin Sullivan have actively campaigned for the votes of the 2,941 registered Republicans in the township. I am a township Democrat. Whom can I vote for? The township's 1,502 Democrats have only …
Sullivan served in the US Marine Corps under the major.
Monday, June 4, 2012
To whom it may concern: It is a distinct privilege and pleasure to endorse the candidacy of Mr. Kevin Sullivan for the Chatham Township Committee. Although I have not lived in the Chatham Township community, I have known Kevin for more than 25 years, which included his honorable and faithful service as a U.S. Marine Officer, and later as a personal friend and advisor. Over the years our friendship has endured in earnest, and every step of the way Kevin consistently demonstrated immeasurable commitment, dependability and impeccable personal integrity as evidenced in his success and enviable reputation as a finance-professional, community-servant and responsible family-man. As an artillery officer, the nation placed its greatest trust in …
Stacey Ewald writes in her endorsement.
Monday, June 4, 2012
To the Editor: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5 is primary election day. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. I am writing to remind and encourage Chatham Township residents to vote and to lend my support to the Republican candidate for Chatham Township Committee, Laura Ali Nonnenmacher. I’ve known Laura Ali Nonnenmacher for many years from our numerous volunteer activities in Chatham. I’m always amazed by her unbounded enthusiasm and passion for her community, her creative approach to solving problems and her ability to mobilize and motivate others. She’s been a valued strategist, fundraiser and marketer in her many volunteer roles and she’s always at the heart of efforts to improve communications and transparency in all organizations she’s …
A chance meeting at an ice cream truck impressed one woman new to the area.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Dear Editor, I was taught when I was a little girl that true character is demonstrated when he/she thinks that no one is looking. I'm new to the area but a few weeks ago spent the afternoon at the park on Shunpike with my sister and her kids. While on line at the ice cream truck with my nephew I noticed someone who was struggling to find enough change to buy his kids ice cream. Both kids wanted different items and he was trying hard to talk them into sharing one. A woman in line behind him then offered to buy ice cream for both of his kids and then told a story about the same thing happening to her and how some stranger helped her out once before. The man had a far away town on his shirt so he wasn't from around here but he was so …