Templeton Explains His Reason For Switching Parties

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Published: April 2, 2015
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Templeton Explains His Reason For Switching Parties  | read this item

Fifth Ward Councilman Richard Templeton hand-delivered a statement and addressed some questions to provide more detail regarding certain points in the letter. He was accompanied by both his wife and Roselle Park Democratic Municipal Committee (RPDMC) Chair Dan Petrosky, who also submitted a statement (Both are included at the end of this article). Below is […]

Democratic Committee Candidates Announced

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Published: March 31, 2015
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Democratic Committee Candidates Announced  | read this item

An important biennial – yet often overlooked – election is occurring this year for the Roselle Park Democratic Committee (RPDC). County Committee seats for political parties are held every alternate year with even years being for Republicans and odd years being for Democrats in Roselle Park. For both parties, committee members are broken down by […]

RPRC Responds To Templeton Switching Political Affiliation

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Published: March 30, 2015
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RPRC Responds To Templeton Switching Political Affiliation  | read this item

Elizabeth Cairney, the interim Chair of the Roselle Park Republican Committee (RPRC), issued the following statement upon hearing today of Councilman Richard Templeton’s running as a Democrat after being appointed as the Republican representative for the Fifth Ward on March 19th: It is very disappointing that Mr. Templeton chose to deceive the Roselle Park Republican […]

Primary Candidates To Be Announced. Templeton Switches Party To Run As Democrat.

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Published: March 30, 2015
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Primary Candidates To Be Announced. Templeton Switches Party To Run As Democrat.  | read this item

The deadline for a political party filing a petition for the June primary will be today at 4 p.m. but in a noticeable turn of events, current Fifth Ward Councilman Richard Templeton has switched political affiliation to run as the Democratic candidate for the ward he is currently representing as a Republican. The candidates for […]

RPRC Submits Three Names To Fill Fifth Ward Vacancy

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Published: March 17, 2015
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RPRC Submits Three Names To Fill Fifth Ward Vacancy  | read this item

The Roselle Park Republican Committee (RPRC) has submitted three (3) names to fulfill the unexpired term of Michael Yakubov, who resigned on March 5th. The three names are: John M. Finnerty Thomas ‘Thos’ Shipley Richard G. Templeton Mr. Templeton ran for Council-At-Large last year and lost by 57 votes to current Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey. Thomas […]

2nd Ward Council Seat Will Need To Be Filled

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Published: November 8, 2014
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2nd Ward Council Seat Will Need To Be Filled  | read this item

With the election of current 2nd Ward Councilwoman Charlene Storey to the position of Council-At-Large, the councilwoman’s seat will become vacant and will require an appointment to fulfill the remainder of her term which expires on December 31st of 2015. As is the custom in line with New Jersey statutes, the members of the majority […]

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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Some Candidates Have Yet To File Contribution Reports  | read this item

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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2014 Mayoral Debate  | read this item

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 […]

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