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Search the newspaper. Towns of Westfield, Mountainside and Summit have no elections or the candidates are unopposed. School board candidates are running for election this year in the November General Election. Most are unopposed.
General-Election-Candidate-List-2012 - Union County, NJ Board of Elections; candidates and voting information.
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2 Statewide Ballot Questions will be on the NJ General Election, http://nj.gov/state/elections/index.html
Ballot Question #1 - Should justices and judges be required to pay some of their benefits?
Ballot Question #2 - Should $750 million be borrowed to spend on state's colleges?

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Candidate Forums, televised, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times. The public is invited to attend and to email questions in advance to the newspaper
Scotch Plains: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 pm at the municipal building.
Fanwood: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:30 pm at borough hall.
Forum Assignments (newspaper staff)
Fanwood:
Moderator Fred Rossi; Timekeeper Ted Ritter; Reporter Catherine Watson
Scotch Plains:
Moderator Fred Rossi; Timekeeper Lauren Barr; Reporter Jason Kim
Topics and Timeline: Posted here beforehand (on Tuesday) and all candidates then will be notified. The public is requested to email their topic requests by Monday morning.
Fanwood Candidates Forum - View on Fanwood cable TV35 every night at 8 p.m. until Election Day
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Details
(published 2012-10-23 and provided to the candidates):
Council Candidates: Incumbents(R) Mike Szuch and Bob Manduca; challengers(D) Dan Levine and Jack Molenaar
- The format will be 2-minute direct response to questions with 1-minute rebuttal by opponent(s). Questions will rotate between the two parties and between the 2 candidates within each party.
- Closing statements will be 3 minutes for each candidate.
- There will be several times during the questioning when all four candidates will have equal time to answer the same question.
- Topics will include: downtown development issues, consolidation with Scotch Plains, department mergers with Scotch Plains, municipal property taxes and the borough budget, senior citizens, personal experience and how it helps as a council member, county services and taxes.
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Scotch Plains Forum - - View on Scotch Plains cable TV from now until Election Day, check there for schedule.
- Details
(published 2012-10-23 and provided to the candidates):
- Topics will include, depending on time: Downtown revitalization; Consolidation/merger with Fanwood; Municipal budget, services and property taxes; Sewer utility; Personal experience as a preparation for serving on council; Parks and recreation; Senior citizens; Shackamaxon sale; School parking; Cell towers and other sources of miscellaneous municipal revenue.
- A coin toss at that time will determine the order of questions. The candidate who directly answers the first question will give the first closing statement; the candidate who provides a rebuttal to the first question will give the last closing statement.
Council Candidates: The program will begin at 7:30 with the two candidates for township council: Democrat Colleen Gialanella and Republican Edward Saridaki. They will answer questions for approximately 20-30 minutes. Questions will alternate between the two candidates, with the candidate directly answering a question having up to two minutes to respond. The candidate rebutting will have up to one minute to reply. At the end of the Q&A, each candidate will have up to three minutes to deliver a closing statement.
At the moderatorís discretion, the two minute/one minute format may be suspended for a round so that both candidates have equal time to respond to a question.
Time will be kept and candidates will be forewarned when their time is running out and then again when their time has expired.
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After the council candidates have finished, there will be a brief break during which the council candidates will depart the stage while Election Day information is provided to viewers and the audience.
Mayoral Candidates: The program will then resume with the two candidates for mayor: Democrat Kevin Glover and Republican Mary DePaola. They will answer questions for approximately 30-45 minutes. Questions will alternate between the two candidates, with the candidate directly answering a question having up to two minutes to respond. The candidate rebutting will have up to one minute to reply. At the end of the Q&A, each candidate will have up to three minutes to deliver a closing statement.
At the moderatorís discretion, the two minute/one minute format may be suspended for a round so that both candidates have equal time to respond to a question.
Time will be kept and candidates will be forewarned when their time is running out and then again when their time has expired.
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