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The League of Women Voters is a pre-eminent source for voter service education and has provided nonpartisan information to New Jerseyans for 90 years. As a grassroots organization the League works to build participation in the democratic process and educate the public on key community issues.
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Facts & Issues Comes to the Internet
We're back, and better than ever -- and now available on Youtube and Vimeo. You can still find host Marie Curtis on Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77, interviewing government officials and involved citizens working to make a difference.
Peggy Dellinger, Exhibit Director, Ocean Township Historical Museum
The kickoff show features Peggy Dellinger, Exhibit Director of the Ocean Township Historical Museum discussing the museum's exhibit on Asbury Park.
Andrew Brannen, Manager, Township of Ocean
Ocean Township Manager Andrew Brannen is the guest of the second show, and explains some of the workings of Township government, his role and that of the Council, current efforts in shared services, relations with Monmouth University, and other topics of interest.
To view the video in full-screen, put your cursor over the image, and controls will appear. At the bottom right, in the bar, will be "HD", an X-like character, and "vimeo". Click on the X-like character and the image will go full-screen.
Lauren Townsend, NJ Director of US Strong
US Strong is focused on building understanding and support for extreme weather relief and protection, and is working to educate the public, leaders, legislators on the problem and what needs to be done.
A note: Facts & Issues is now recorded in Town Hall using facilities generously made available by Ocean TV, part of the municipal government. The League is grateful to the Town for use of the space and equipment, and to Tom Reu, who heads Ocean TV and is a patient and thoughtful instructor.
You can find and this and future segments directly on Vimeo.com by searching on the tag "LWVTO".
2013 General Election Township Returns
NJ Gubernatorial Election
|Chris Christie (Republican)||4,994|
|Barbara Buono (Democratic)||2,307|
|William Araujo (Peace and Freedom)||20|
|Jeff Boss (NSA Did 911)||7|
|Kenneth R. Kaplan (Libertarian Party)||29|
|Diane W. Sare (Glass-Steagall Now)||13|
|Hank Schroeder (Independent)||4|
|Steven Welzer (Green Party)||24|
NJ General Assembly Election
|Mary Pat Angelini (Republican)||4,383|
|Caroline Casagrande (Republican)||4,114|
|Edward Zipprich (Democratic)||2,385|
|Kevin McMillan (Democratic)||2,433|
NJ Senate Election
|Jennifer Beck (Republican)||4,282|
|Michael Brantley (Democratic)||2,382|
|Marie E. Amato-Juckiewicz (For The People)||80|
Ocean Township School Board Elections
Three seats were open, but only two candidates ran.
Monmouth County Sheriff
|Shaun Golden (Republican)||4,528|
|Ruben Scolavino (Democrat)||2,411|
Board of Chosen Freeholders
|Tom Arnone (Republican)||4,062|
|Serena DiMaso (Republican)||3,913|
|Brian Froelich (Democratic)||2,539|
|Lawrence Luttrell (Democratic)||2,565|
Public QuestionsVoters may weigh in on two public questions:
- Public Question No. 1 - Constitutional Amendment to Permit Money
From Existing Games of Chance to Support Veterans' Organizations.
"Do you approve amending the Constitution to allow veterans’ organizations
to use money collected from existing games of chance to support their organizations?"
Yes 5,185 No 1,258
- Public Question No. 2 - Constitutional Amendment to Set a State Minimum
Wage With Annual Cost of Living Increases.
"Do you approve amending the State Constitution to set a State minimum wage rate
of at least $8.25 per hour?
The amendment also requires annual increases in that rate
if there are annual increases in the cost of living."
Yes 3,587 No 2,956
New York Times visits Ocean Township
"The 'Ocean' is aspirational," headlines the Times, which featured the township in its Real Estate section recently. Describing the neighborhoods, featuring some homes, reviewing schools, taxes, what to do, and the commute, the Times survey is for anyone interested in moving here, or in knowing a little about the town -- but not for anyone curious about how Ocean came by its name. If you're interested in the history, click here.
Here is the Times' story.