Thursday, May 23, 2013
Democratic candidates will answer questions from League of Women Voters of the Montclair area on May 23.
The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area will hold a forum with New Jersey State Senate candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the June 4 primary. The moderated forum will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium at the Charles H. Bullock Elementary School, 55 Washington St., in Montclair. Incumbent State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) is being challenged by Mark Alexander, a professor of Constitutional Law at Seton Hall University and President Barack Obama’s state director for the 2008 primary. Both candidates are residents of Montclair. At the forum, each candidate will provide a background statement and will answer questions provided by the League. The candidates will then take questions from the public. …
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, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Mark Alexander is challenging state Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) in 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4.
Thursday, April 11
Bishop Dr. Reginald T. Jackson announced his endorsement of Mark Alexander this week in the 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4. Jackson is the 132nd elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Executive Director of the Black Ministers’ Council, representing more than 600 African American churches in New Jersey. He is a civil rights leader who fought to end racial profiling by the New Jersey State Police and is a driving force in reforming urban and first-ring suburban school districts. “I am endorsing Mark Alexander for the New Jersey State Senate because we need energized, independent leaders who can fight for our children and make our State a more fair and just place,” said Jackson in a press …
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 …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mark Alexander, of Montclair, is running for state Senate and seeking the Democratic party's endorsement in June's primary.
Thursday, March 21
Former United States Senator and Presidential candidate Bill Bradley has endorsed Mark Alexander for the 34th District Democratic primary. “From his time as a college intern in my Senate office, to his work as Policy Director on my 2000 presidential campaign, Mark has been a thoughtful, energized, and articulate champion of Democratic causes and progressive policies,” stated Bradley in a press release. “I am endorsing his campaign in the 34th District Democratic primary because he is the type of leader we need in the New Jersey State Senate. He will advocate for working class families with a passion and energy that is desperately needed right now. On June 4th, I am encouraging Democrats in Clifton, East Orange, Montclair, and Orange to …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mark Alexander, of Montclair, is running for state Senate and seeking the Democratic party's endorsement in the primary.
Wednesday, February 20
Recently, former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey endorsed state Senate candidate Mark Alexander in the 34th District Democratic Primary. Harvey was the first African-American Attorney General in New Jersey when he was appointed to the post in 2003, and served as a first assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and as chairman of the cabinet-level New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force. “Mark Alexander is the best choice in the 34th District because of his independence, credentials, and work in the community,” said Harvey. “As a former Senior Advisor to President Obama, I know Mark can bring fresh ideas to break up the status quo in Trenton and get things done for working families in New Jersey.” As attorney …
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 …