Saturday, May 4, 2013
Saturday, May 4
The following letter to the editor was written by Livingston resident Mark Dunec. A few weeks ago, I wrote to express frustration with Congress’s failure to enact common sense gun control measures to prevent the senseless violence that plagues our nation. I particularly singled out Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen for once again failing to represent this District. Since that time, the Senate failed to pass a simple background check law and instead moved on to other business. Like other tragedies before it, Sandy Hook will pass from our collective memories and our government will have failed to act. To be clear, there are different positions on where we strike the right balance between individual liberty and our collective safety. But …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Patch is sponsoring the only debate between the former South Carolina governor and Montclair-resident Stephen Colbert's sister Monday night at the Citadel.
Monday is Debate Day in the race for the South Carolina First Congressional District. This post will be updated throughout the day with ongoing coverage leading up to the 7 p.m. debate between former Gov. Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of Montclair-resident Stephen Colbert. Find ALL of Patch's award-winning coverage of the SC1 race here. Elizabeth Colbert is the older sister of Montclair-resident Stephen Colbert, host of the "Colbert Report." The debate, live from The Citadel and brought to you by Patch and the S.C. Radio Network, will stream here on this page starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Panelists are SC Patch Political Editor Shawn Drury, SCRN News Director Ashley Byrd and WCBD-TV Anchor Brendan Clark. More …
Monday, April 22, 2013
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Monday, April 22
The following press release was submitted by Mark Alexander, of Montclair. He is a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and current Democratic candidate for the New Jersey state Senate in the 34th District. Clifton Councilman Matt Ward is calling on Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) to debate challenger Mark Alexander in Clifton prior to the June 4 Democratic Primary for the 34th District's state Senate seat. As the largest community in the 34 District, and one of the biggest cities in New Jersey, Clifton deserves an opportunity to meet the candidates running to represent them in the New Jersey State Senate and hear where they stand on the important issues being debated in Trenton, said Ward. “Those running for the State Legislature …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Education is the silver bullet to so many societal ills, said Mark Alexander, seeking the Democratic nomination in the 34th District state Senate primary in June.
Wednesday, April 17
The following letter was written by Mark Alexander, of Montclair. He is a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and current Democratic candidate for the New Jersey state Senate in the 34th District. As a teacher with four children in the public schools, strengthening our schools to provide a quality education for all our children is important to me on a very personal level. In order for New Jersey to be competitive, we need strong public schools in all corners of our state. Education is the silver bullet to so many societal ills. My campaign for the New Jersey state Senate has attracted parents and educators who also share a commitment to our schools. Last week, Bishop Dr. Reginald T. Jackson endorsed my campaign stating: "As an…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Incumbent Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) will face off against challenger Mark Alexander in the 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4.
Fundraising totals are in for the two candidates seeking the Democratic Party nod in June’s 34th District state Senate primary. Incumbent Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) has raised $135,542 since the start of 2013, and has $149,550 on hand. Challenger Mark Alexander is reporting he has raised $69,165 since the start of the year, for a total of $105,847 on hand. In one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the state, Alexander looks to unseat Gill, who has served in the Senate since 2002 and in the Assembly for four terms. The two will face off in the Democratic Primary on June 4. The official fundraising totals will be released by the state Election Law Enforcement Commission on April 22. The 34th District includes Montclair, Clifton, …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Mark Alexander, challenging Nia Gill (34-Essex) for her state Senate seat, calls on her join him in a series of debates across Clifton, East Orange, Montclair and Orange.
Monday, April 8
The following letter was written by Mark Alexander, of Montclair. He is a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and current candidate for the New Jersey State Senate in the 34th District. I always believed in the power of normal people to make positive change through the political process. I know that our government can be a powerful force to help the most vulnerable among us, to lift up our children with quality educations, and to provide an engine that can create jobs and drive our economy. When I launched my campaign last July, I wanted to empower people, just as we did when I helped build the Obama campaign. From the ground up, one person at a time, one door at a time, one vote at a time. My campaign is about the working …
Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Candidate for state Senate in the 34th District Mark Alexander, of Montclair, talks about President Barack Obama's second inauguration and a new course for America.
The following letter was written by Mark Alexander, of Montclair. He is a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and current candidate for the New Jersey State Senate in the 34th District. Monday is a day many pundits predicted would never happen: President Barack Obama is being sworn-in for a second term. Ten months ago, this day didn’t seem likely. With a shaky economy and energized Republican base, conventional wisdom pointed towards President Obama being relegated to a one-term presidency. The fact that he was able to overcome so many obstacles demonstrates the popularity of his policies and his ability to connect with normal Americans. He truly speaks to the problems facing working class people across our nation. When I …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Alexander will face off against incumbent Nia Gill (D-Montclair) in the Democratic primary.
A Montclair resident will challenge a longtime Democratic incumbent for her New Jersey Senate seat this year. Mark Alexander will go head to head against Nia Gill (D-Montclair) in June’s Democratic primary for the state’s 34th District Senate seat. Alexander, a Seton Hall University law professor, said he will be looking to inject a new and independent voice on property taxes, transportation and equality issues -- such as same-sex marriage. “You can’t ask the same people to fix the problem when they haven’t done it year after year,” said Alexander. “The entrenched incumbency is not moving things forward.” Alexander moved to Montclair in 1995 when he began teaching law at Seton Hall University. His four of his five children currently …