Monday, June 3, 2013
Three candidates are vying for the State Senate race.
In the District 34 race, incumbent New Jersey State Sen. Nia Gill is facing a challenge from Mark Alexander, a Seton Hall University law professor and Montclair resident, and Vernon Pullins, Jr., a former East Orange Board of Education President. Gill has served in the legislature since 1994. Alexander is seen as Gill's biggest competition. As of the end of April, Alexander had raised $214,000 compared to Gill's $227,000, according to NJ Spotlight, trimming the incumbent's edge. Reports also indicate that Alexander has spent a lot of time hitting the streets, reaching out to voters at train stations and local stores while also campaigning door-to-door. A criticism made against Gill is that she has not made herself accessible to the public…
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Voters go to polls Tuesday to choose between Montclair residents, Nia Gill and Mark Alexander.
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Saturday, June 1
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. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Changes are afoot as the primary election gets underway on Tuesday.
The Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 5, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Several candidates are competing for the 10th Congressional District seat left vacant by the death of Democratic Rep. Donald Payne Sr. These candidates include Payne's son, Donald Jr., who is currently Newark City Council president. They also include Montclair resident and state Sen. Nia Gill, Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith, Newark Councilor Ronald Rice, Cathy Wright, and Dennis Flynn. Over the weekend, the New Jersey chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW-NJ) announced its endorsement of Gill. "The PAC for NOW-NJ interviewed Senator Gill, and was so pleased with her positions on women's rights and economic justice that they …