Candidates Receive Requests For Interviews

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Published: July 27, 2014 @ 12:00 PM EST

All six (6) candidates for municipal office have received a formal request from Roselle Park News to sit down for a conversation to discuss their candidacy, policies, platforms, and thoughts. A list of 30 different dates throughout July, August, and September have been proposed in order to offer each candidate ample opportunity to choose a date.

The invitations were personally delivered to each candidate’s residence during the third week of July. Each candidate was asked to respond personally, as it is Roselle Park News’ policy to not discuss such matters with campaign managers, political committee members, or anyone other than the candidate. Once a date is agreed upon, a list of baseline questions will be provided to allow candidates the opportunity to review in order to offer detailed responses that will provide in-depth discussion on their campaign for elected office.

The 30 dates provided were:

  • July 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • August 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • September 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 21, 22, 23, 25

The six candidates for the three 2014 elected offices are:

Candidate
Office
Political Party
Carl Hokanson
Mayor
Democrat
Patricia Jordan
1st Ward
Republican
Eugene Meola
1st Ward
Democrat
Charlene Storey
Council-At-Large
Democrat
Richard G. Templeton, III
Council-At-Large
Republican
Michael Yakubov
Mayor
Republican

As of this date, Carl Hokanson is the only candidate who has confirmed a date for his one-on-one conversation.

If any residents would like to submit a question to ask the candidates, please feel free to use the submission form below.

The interviews will be published in October.


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