Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Incumbent Gill will face challenger Mark Alexander in the upcoming 34th District Democratic primary in June.
Tuesday, April 23
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey announced it will endorse state Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) in the upcoming 34th District Democratic primary in June. Lisa Chapland, chairwoman of the WPCNJ Democratic Task Force, said, "Senator Gill is an outstanding leader for the people of New Jersey, dedicating her career to public service and advancing issues important to women, children and families. She is well-known as a leading champion of civil rights, supporter of our public schools and pro-choice advocate. "Women's issues range from fair pay, to access to contraception and health care, and continue to be crucial issues not just for women, but for the families of New Jersey," continued Chapland. "Today, women make up a mere 29% of the New…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Incumbent state Sen. Nia Gill for the 34th District will face challenger Mark Alexander in 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4.
Thursday, April 11
State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) was endorsed this week by the Essex County chapter of Democracy for America, a leading national grassroots organization dedicated to advancing progressive candidates and causes. “Essex County DFA is proud to endorse State Senator Nia Gill," said Katherine Joyce, a leader of the Essex County chapter of Democracy for America in a press release. "Through the ten years of our group's history, we have had numerous occasions to work with her office on issues of great concern, beginning with the effort to reform New Jersey’s voting laws that help ensure every person’s vote is properly counted — a cause she has championed. "Senator Gill is a proven leader and strong advocate for progressive causes in the State …
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 …
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 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Democrat Nia Gill will seek another four-year Senate term representing the 34th District, but she will have to first win the June primary against another Montclarion.
An inveterate state senator and Montclair resident will defend her seat in the upcoming Democratic primary in June. Senator Nia Gill (34-Montclair) will be seeking the Democratic endorsement again for her fourth term in the New Jersey Senate. After more than a decade in the Senate and four terms in the Assembly, Gill is running again because she said her job there is not yet done. “There are issues to be advanced,” said Gill. “I have been an excellent advocate for our district ... and [I want] to continue the legislative initiatives that reflect the issues in the district.” While attending community meetings in the district, which includes Clifton, East Orange, Montclair and Orange, Gill said the most important issues on voters’ …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Resolution sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Beck
Monday, December 31, 2012
One of the Jersey Shore's most iconic musicians will be honored annually with a day named after him. Every Jan. 11 will now be Clarence Clemons Day. The state Senate last week passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) that memorializes the legendary saxophonist from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Clemons died last year at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. “The New Jersey Shore would not be the same without the music of Bruce Spingsteen’s E-Street Band,” said Beck. “And the E-Street Band would not have been the same without the sound of a saxophone played by Clarence Clemons. For me as a resident of Red Bank, where he once owned a rock club, the loss rings ever more true. New Jersey lost an icon last year, an…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A New Jersey Senate Committee voted this week to approve a new 5-cent fee for plastic supermarket bags which will go to fund environmental cleanup.
A new Senate bill could have you paying more for plastic bags at the grocery store. The Carryout Bag Reduction and Recycling Act was approved by a 4-0 vote of the Senate Environmental Energy Committee on Monday that would require stores to charge a 5-cent fee per plastic food bag at the checkout aisle beginning in 2014. On the other hand, the bill would also give a 5-cent rebate or credit for every reusable bag provided by a shopper. In addition, the bill would require stores to only offer recyclable carryout bags by 2015. The bill will soon be taken up in the Assembly, according to NJ.com. The 5-cent fee would go toward the Department of Environmental Protection’s Barnegat Bay Restoration Fund, which works to improve the water …