2014 General Election Breakdown

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Published: November 5, 2014
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2014 General Election Breakdown

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In total 16 write-in votes were cast with 13 of them being in the mayoral election. The other three were for council-at-large. In total, under 3,000 people for the 2014 general municipal election and less than 1,000 voting for the Board Of Education (BOE). Carl Hokanson won 7 out of the 10 districts with Michael […]

Hokanson Elected As Mayor. Meola & Storey Win Council Seats.

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Published: November 4, 2014
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Hokanson Elected As Mayor. Meola & Storey Win Council Seats.  | read this item

After two unsuccessful runs for mayor in previous elections, Carl Hokanson becomes the first Council-At-Large to be elected mayor in, at least, a quarter of a century. Mayor-elect Hokanson received 1,537 to Mr. Yakubov’s 1,374 Current 2nd Ward Councilwoman Charlene Storey was victorious in her campaign against newcomer Richard G. Templeton, III in her bid […]

Some Candidates Have Yet To File Contribution Reports

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Published: November 4, 2014
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A review of the required contribution reports by both the candidates and political committees shows that half of them, according to the State of New Jersey, have not filed the required forms. The latest form that had to be filed by candidates was the 11-Day Pre-Election Contribution Form by October 24th or the A-1 form […]

2014 Mayoral Debate

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Published: October 30, 2014
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Last night was a night of firsts for Roselle Park. The first debate in four years. The first debate to be a one-on-one between candidates. The first debate where moderators asked their own questions. The first debate moderated by Roselle Park High School students. The first debate to be envisioned, organized, moderated, and held by […]

Yakubov Makes Offer To Have Campaign Signs Removed By Both Candidates

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Published: October 29, 2014
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On Monday evening, mayoral candidate Michael Yakubov, who was arrested two nights prior on Saturday evening for allegedly stealing a campaign sign of opponent Carl Hokanson, released a statement asking Mr. Hokanson to join him in removing all campaign signs between now and election day, which is less than a week away. The statement from […]

The Council-At-Large Interviews

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Published: October 29, 2014
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Current Second Ward Councilwoman Charlene Storey and newcomer Richard G. Templeton, III are running for the Council-At-Large seat. That position is currently held by Carl Hokanson who is running for mayor. Their interviews below offer insights into the candidates’ thoughts and positions regarding the office they wish to hold. The collaborative effort with WRPK Radio […]

The Mayoral Candidate Interviews: Part 2

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Published: October 28, 2014
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Below are the final parts of the interviews held separately with both mayoral candidates. Delving into everything from the business community to municipal services, the candidates offer their views on the direction they want to lead the Borough in for the next four years. The questions engaged a conversation that, at times, included aspects of […]

Yakubov Campaign Responds To Arrest

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Published: October 26, 2014
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Michael Yakubov released the following statement on behalf of his campaign in response to last night’s arrest: Late Saturday night, the Roselle Park Police Department misused precious police resources and taxpayer funds in conducting a lawn sign “sting” operation which improperly led to the detention and mugshot of Councilman Mike Yakubov. “This waste of police […]

The Mayoral Candidate Interviews: Part 1

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Published: October 18, 2014
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In collaboration with WRPK Radio, Roselle Park News conducted extensive interviews with both candidates for Roselle Park Mayor – Carl Hokanson and Michael Yakubov. Conducted over the months of September and October, the interviews allowed the candidates to discuss a wide range of topics from their personal history to their time on council to the business […]

To Date, Only One Candidate Has Filed Contribution Reports

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Published: October 15, 2014
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To Date, Only One Candidate Has Filed Contribution Reports  | read this item

With more than a week after the October 6th deadline for the 29-Day Pre-General Election Campaign Finance Reports, all but one of the candidates for municipal government office have yet to have their filings received by NJ ELEC – the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission – according to their website and Deputy Director Joe […]

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