Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The freeholders approved $53,600 toward a kitchen at the center.
About a week after the biggest dance the Galloway Township Senior Center has staged to date, the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced funding for a new kitchen at the center on Tuesday, April 16. The freeholders announced $53,600 in Community Bank Development Block Grant. "It has long been my contention that Galloway Township should have a County Nutrition Site," Fourth District Freeholder Rich Dase announced in a release issued Tuesday night. "It is something I have been working on and another reason I am seeking re-election in November. Galloway residents currently either go to Egg Harbor City or Absecon. This may be convenient for residents who live close to the borders of these towns, however I think it's a shame …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The fundraiser was held Thursday night.
Monday, April 8
Galloway Democratic candidate for council Bill Montag held a fundraiser on Thursday night, April 4 at the Oyster Creek Inn. Those in attendance included: Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Longport Mayor, Gen. Assembly candidate Nicolas Russo, Atlantic County Freeholder at Large Colin Bell, Freeholder Candidates Bard Shober and Brandi Clisham-Endicott, Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettagan, Atlantic County Democratic Committee Chairman Jim Schroeder, Galloway Councilman Jim Gorman, distinguished members of the Galloway Democratic Club led by President Kevin Krumaker, former councilwoman Meg Worthingington, Atlantic Cape Community College Board Chairman Dave Evans and Doug Brown. "We have received such great support from State and County officials from all …
Friday, April 5, 2013
He chose not to run for reelection this year.
Former Galloway Township Mayor and soon-to-be former councilman Tom Bassford sees stability finally returning to the manager’s office, but he would like to see an increase in numbers for the police department. Bassford’s term as councilman expires at the end of this year, and he’s decided 12 years is enough time to be involved in government. “I’ve always been a believer in term limits,” Bassford said. “I don’t think anyone should be a career politician.” So Bassford didn’t register to run in the Galloway Township Republican League’s (GTRL) primary, to be held June 4. Instead, the GTRL’s four candidates are incumbent Mayor Don Purdy and challengers Frank Gargione, Robert Maldonado and Tim Meadows. “I knew I would not be here 20-25 years, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The eight candidates previously announced all filed petitions by Monday's deadline.
Neither the Democratic or Republican parties in Galloway Township will hold contested primaries during the upcoming election cycle. As previously reported, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy will run for reelection with the endorsement of the Galloway Township Republican League. He will be joined by challengers Robert Maldonado, Frank Gargione and Tim Meadows. Republican incumbents Tom Bassford and Whitney Ullman will not run for reelection in 2013. Incumbent Councilman Jim McElwee will run for reelection with the endorsement of the Democratic Club, and will be joined by challengers Bill Montag, Michael Suleiman and Cliff Sudler. All eight candidates filed their petitions by the 4 p.m. deadline on Monday, April 1, and no additional candidates filed…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Mayor Don Purdy will be joined by challengers Frank Gargione, Robert Maldonado and Timothy Meadows.
Galloway Township Mayor Don Purdy is the only one of three incumbent Republicans endorsed for a reelection bid following the Galloway Township Republican League’s (GTRL) meeting Monday night, March 25. Purdy will be joined by challengers Frank Gargione, Robert Maldonado and Timothy Meadows in the pursuit of four open seats on Galloway Township Council in this November’s election. Incumbent Republican Councilman Tom Bassford and incumbent Republican Councilwoman Whitney Ullman weren’t among the four named following Monday’s meeting. Last week, the Galloway Township Democrats officially endorsed incumbent Jim McElwee and challengers Bill Montag, Cliff Sudler and Mike Suleiman in the pursuit of the four seats. The deadline to register for the…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Dase was elected freeholder in 2007.
Atlantic County Freeholder Rich Dase announced his intention to seek re-election in the Fourth District on Sunday, March 24, one day after Brandi Endicott secured the nomination from the Democratic Party at its convention in Egg Harbor Township. The Fourth District encompasses Galloway, Absecon, Port Republic and Brigantine. Dase will pursue the nomination at the Republican Convention on Wednesday, March 27. Dase points to the county’s stable budget, low tax rate and completing key projects as positives for the freeholders in seeking reelection. “Over the last few years our county has faced many challenges and like so many across our region had to do more with less and find ways to make every dollar go further,” Dase said in a statement …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Incumbent Jim McElwee will be joined by challengers Michael Suleiman, Bill Montag and Cliff Sudler.
With exactly two weeks to go before the deadline to register for the primaries for the 2013 elections, the Galloway Township Democrats officially announced their four candidates for political office. Incumbent Jim McElwee will be joined by challengers Bill Montag, Cliff Sudler, and Mike Suleiman on what the party is billing as the “Restore Galloway” team, the party announced Monday morning, March 18. “I am excited to be joined by these three qualified and energetic candidates,” McElwee said in a release issued Monday morning. “Galloway will have a bright future with their leadership.” “The people of Galloway are sick of layoffs and lawsuits,” the Restore Galloway Team said in a collective statement issued as part of the release. “We need …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The new Galloway Councilman is able to assume the seat immediately following the special election.
New Galloway Councilman Jim McElwee will be sworn in once the results of Tuesday night's special election are certified by the Atlantic County Board of Elections, Galloway Mayor Don Purdy confirmed Wednesday morning, Nov. 7. McElwee defeated John Mooney by a preliminary vote of 6,964-6,265. Provisional ballots were still to be counted Wednesday morning. Board of Elections officials hoped to have the results certified by Friday, but said there may be a delay because of provisions enacted by Gov. Chris Christie following last week's storm. According to Purdy, if the results are certified by Friday, and McElwee's victory is upheld, he will be sworn in during the council meeting on Monday night, Nov. 12. If the results are not certified by the…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …