Voters go to polls Tuesday to choose between Montclair residents, Nia Gill and Mark Alexander.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Incumbent Gill will face challenger Mark Alexander in the upcoming 34th District Democratic primary in June.
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.
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 …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Mark Alexander, of Montclair, is running for state Senate and seeking the Democratic party's endorsement in June's primary.
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, 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 …