Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Several options to get on the rolls in advance of Nov. 6 elections
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 elections. Here's information on how to get on the rolls if you haven't yet registered: Register in person Howell residents can pick up a registration form at the township clerk's office at the new Municipal Building located at 4567 Route 9. For more information, call 732-938-4500. Residents also can go directly to the county clerk's office at 33 Mechanic St., Freehold. For more information, call 732-431-7324. Register by mail Print and fill out a Voter Application Form. Mail the form to: Monmouth County Commissioner of Registration PO Box 1267 Freehold, NJ 07728-9912 The state makes it easy — the application form can be mailed for free by following the folding and taping …
Friday, October 12, 2012
William Field and Elaine Taylor take part in debate
There may have only been a handful of Howell residents at Georgian Court University on Wednesday night, but for the two candidates taking part who are seeking to succeed Mayor Robert Walsh it was a chance to get their message out in a new environment. Democrat William Field and Independent Elaine Taylor accepted the invitation to the Lakewood school to share their views while Republican candidate Deputy Mayor William Gotto had declined. Answering questions from the student moderators as well as residents who went to the Lakewood campus the candidates used the evening to show how they see the town changing under their respective administrations. Field, a political science professor at Rutgers University, who had taught at Georgian Court in…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Deputy Mayor discusses plan for the future in Mayor's race
In the third event held by the Howell Chamber of Commerce for candidates running for Mayor in November's election Deputy Mayor William Gotto said he has a vision for the future of the township if he is elected. Following similar events held with independent candidate Elaine Taylor and Democratic candidate William Field, Gotto said he believes his time on the council is a benefit as he seeks to succeed Mayor Robert Walsh who opted not to run for another term. "I think both of the other candidates, they've got their own ideas and visions and I've got mine," he said. "I've got results and I'm proud of those results so whether I went first or last it wouldn't have changed a single thing I said." The fact that he is an incumbent and will …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Chamber meeting and debate to be held on Wednesday
There is still a month to go until Election Day but this week the three candidates running for Mayor of Howell will have a chance to share their views with the residents of the township. On Wednesday morning at 11:45 Deputy Mayor William Gotto will address a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at The Cabin. This is the third and final meeting in a series hosted by the Chamber that also included Independent candidate Elaine Taylor and Democratic candidate William Field. Wednesday night Field and Taylor will meet at a debate being held at Georgian Court University. The debate will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 in the Little Theatre on the school's Lakewood campus. Sponsored by the school's Department of History, Geography and Political …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Presidential debate a 'disaster' for Obama, one Democrat says as both parties agree GOP challenger wins Round 1.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
New Jersey political insiders agreed: Mitt Romney won Round 1 against President Barack Obama. According to a Patch flash poll immediately following Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver, Colo., 63 percent of both Democratic and Republican respondents believed Romney was victorious. "This is a game-changer, especially in a close race," one Democratic respondent said. "Obama was definitely off his game." All 29 Republican respondents believed Romney won by either a wide or slim margin, while 11 of the 27 Democratic respondents agreed. "Mr. Romney taking the President to task regarding the misrepresentation of his tax plan," one Republican insider said of the moment that would stand out most among New Jersey conservatives. "Mr. …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Plenty of events to be held before election day
Six weeks from today people all over the country will head to the polls to elect positions ranging from President of the United States to local councils and boards of education. Here in Howell that includes the Mayor's seat as well as a council seat and three spots on the school board. The Howell Chamber of Commerce is holding events for the mayor's race and the board of education to help residents have a better idea of who they will vote for in November. In the race for mayor Independent candidate Elaine Taylor and Democratic Challenger William Field have already spoken to the chamber. Deputy Mayor William Gotto will have his chance on Oct. 10 to make his case for the elections as the final candidate in the series. The Chamber had …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Mayoral candidate makes his case ahead of November election
When he makes the drive to Rutgers University where he works as a professor William Field said he spends a considerable amount of time driving the Route 9 corridor. It is that road which he said has inspired two of his major reasons for running for mayor as he looks at the empty storefronts while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. "The business climate is not very good," he said to members of the Chamber of Commerce who had gathered for the event at The Cabin. "Route 9 is off putting and our taxes, especially our municipal taxes are going through the roof." As residents and businesses in town see their taxes rise, Field said it gives them less incentive to stay in Howell. "That burden is driving residents out, is driving business out …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Democratic Party candidate to speak
The Howell Chamber of Commerce will hold its second of three events tomorrow giving candidates for Mayor of Howell a chance to address the business community. William Field, running on the Democratic ticket will have his turn at The Cabin starting at 11:45. Independent candidate Elaine Taylor had the first chance to talk at the chamber event last month and Deputy Mayor William Gotto is scheduled to appear at a similar event on Oct. 10. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to the chamber at 732-363-4114. For more information on all the races in November check out our election guide.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Scheduling conflicts move event date
A planned debate between the candidates vying for three seats on the Howell Board of Education has been postponed while the organizers look for a new date. Sue Dominguez, Executive Director of the Howell Chamber of Commerce, said the Sept. 20 date was canceled by the board of education due to scheduling conflicts. Set to be moderated by the League of Women Voters the debate was going to be held at the old Southard School building which is now the home of the Howell PAL. Dominguez said the Chamber has asked for new dates so the event can still be held ahead of the November elections. The Chamber is still set to hold two events for the race for Mayor. One event was already held for independent candidate Elaine Taylor. Democratic Candidate…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.
In a speech that was both biographical and also touched upon Republicans' vision for the country, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday was in the limelight Tuesday as he delivered a nationally televised keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. And state delegates in the St. Pete Times Forum who listened to his speech said the governor struck just the right tone in making his case for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.