Mike Pappas for State Senate
March 20, 2023
Branchburg – Mike Pappas, candidate for New Jersey State Senate, today expressed his strong support for an amendment offered today by State Senator Declan O’Scanlon in the NJ State Senate that would restore full funding for school districts.
“Numerous school districts in the 16th Legislative District have experienced severe losses of State aid over the last few years. Once again, Andrew Zwicker did not stand up for the people of central New Jersey. He claims to be a supporter of education, but it seems that this does not translate into providing crucial financial support for the communities he represents. The State has a $10 billion surplus, yet Sen. Zwicker cannot gather the courage to stand up for his constituents. No, once again, he takes a back seat to the detriment of the 16thDistrict,” stated Pappas.
“Since 2018 Zwicker has presided over a record amount of cuts in state education aid. South Brunswick cut $7.9 million, Hillsborough slashed by over $4.4 million, Hunterdon Central lost over $1.1 million and the list goes on and on and includes Flemington-Raritan Regional,” said Pappas.
“Today Zwicker had the chance to vote for legislation that would eliminate any cuts in state education aid in this year’s budget and ensure our schools are fully funded. He didn’t even bother to cast a vote,” said Pappas.
“This decision has far-reaching impacts on local education and property tax payers and is a prime example of the disconnect between Andrew Zwicker and the citizens of central New Jersey,” concluded Pappas.
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Paid for by Mike Pappas for State Senate – James Weideli, Treasurer, 23 Forest Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807Michael Pappas
Candidate for New Jersey State Senate
P.O. Box 5016, North Branch, NJ 08876
An epic evening was held in Hamilton, Mercer County, New Jersey last evening where the Mercer County Republican Delegates selected their 2023 Candidates. It is my pleasure and privilege to announce the following outstanding Mercer GOP 2023 endorsed candidates for our June 2023 Primary:
Candidates for LD 16:
Michael Pappas - Senate
Ross Traphagen - Assembly
Grace Zhang - Assembly
Candidates for LD 15:
Roger Locandro - Senate
Michael Hurtado - Assembly
Candidates for LD 14:
Pat Johnson - Senate
Adam Elias - Assembly
Skye Gilmartin - Assembly
Bryan "Bucky" Boccanfuso For Sheriff
Joseph Stillwell - Commissioner
Denise Turner - Commissioner
Lisa Richford, Chair
P.O. Box 10535
Hamilton, NJ 08650
Hamilton Republicans came together on February 28 at their municipal convention to select candidates for the 2023 election. The group of over 100 Republicans were excited to select candidates that can win in November and help Hamilton.
Marty Flynn was selected as candidate for Mayor. Marty brings great experience and qualifications for the position. Marty spent seven years on the leadership team in Hamilton as Director of Economic Development and Director of Health, Recreation, Senior and Veterans Service. Marty was responsible for record economic development projects which brought Hamilton nine major projects resulting in over 4,000 jobs for Hamilton. Marty also had several leadership positions in local schools including Director of Athletics for West Windsor-Plainsboro School District as well as Nottingham High School.
Gino Melone and Mike Chianese were selected as candidates for the Hamilton Township Council.
Gino was a councilman in Trenton for 16 with a strong reputation for constituent service. Gino is retired with 35 years of service with Mercer County Government. Last Department within the County Government was with The Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs. Gino has a strong background in public service.
Mike has been involved with local government for many years including being a fire commissioner in Hamilton and chair of the Hamilton Republican party. Mike has recently retired from a successful career at the State of New Jersey with management positions in facility operations and new construction in the Department of Information Technology, Department of Public Safety and Department of Treasury.
Come support the candidates in the upcoming elections to restore Hamilton’s community.
Skye Gilmartin will fight to flip tough Assembly seat red
By Joey Fox, February 24 2023 3:03 pm
Skye Gilmartin, a former GOP Hightstown councilwoman and cardiovascular technologist, will run for State Assembly this year in the 14th legislative district, giving Republicans their final candidate in an uphill battle to flip the Democratic-leaning Central Jersey seat.
Your tax dollars hard at work.
The New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller has released a report revealing Mercer County paid almost $4.5 million in penalties and interest for delinquent tax filings and payments between 2018 and 2021.
According to the report, the Democratic-controlled county's Finance Department regularly failed to make adequate and timely payroll tax payments to both the Internal Revenue Service as well as the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
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Governor Murphy's Failure to Fill Key Post Prior to Election Day Draws Scrutiny
TRENTON - Today, Bob Hugin, Chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee ("NJGOP") sent a letter (CLICK HERE) to Attorney General Matthew Platkin and released the following statement with respect to widespread Election Day failures in Mercer County:
"Today, the NJGOP is demanding that the Murphy Administration take accountability for the complete failure of the voting machines in Mercer County on Election Day. This unacceptable and embarrassing display lies squarely at the feet of the Murphy Administration, which refused to fill the Deputy Superintendent of Elections post, a Republican position, since it became vacant in December 2021. This egregious dereliction of duty appears to have been a contributing factor to the debacle that occurred in Mercer County on election day and has impeded the functional and transparent administration of this election. The public deserves answers on what went wrong so this never, ever happens again. I eagerly await Attorney General Platkin's response."
- Chairman Bob Hugin
Completed ballots strewn across the floor at a polling facility in Mercer County on November 8, 2022. (Photo: Obtained by the New Jersey Globe).
By David Wildstein, November 10 2022 8:54 pm
The missing ballots from three voting districts in Princeton and one in Robbinsville were found today at the Mercer County Board of Elections, where they had been since Election Day, the New Jersey Globe has confirmed.
This is just one problem in a disastrous Election Day operation that started with every polling location in Mercer County. County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello has asked the Mercer County Prosecutor to launch an investigation.
The Robbinsville ballots were counted today and the Princeton ballots are set to be counted on Friday.
A small number of additional ballots were found inside voting machines when they were opened today. Superior Court Judge William Anklowitz signed an order this morning authorizing the machines to be opened.
Voters across the Mercer County were told to vote using paper ballots on Election Day after a programming glitch rendered the Dominion optical scanner as unusable. The ballots were dropped into the machine’s storage bin and collected by a team of one Democrat and one Republican.
Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker will keep his office open on Friday, a state holiday, and this weekend, to continue counting ballots.
Great Day in Hamilton, Bob Healey greeting large group of Young Republicans helping get the word out
Jack Ciattarelli joined the group at their lunch break.
Republican National Committee sued Mercer for not responding to request for list of ballot cure letters
By David Wildstein, October 25 2022 4:09 pm
The Republican National Committee has won a lawsuit against Mercer County after they failed to respond to a request for ballot cure letters in the last election, and the all-Democratic county could be forced to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees to the national GOP.
By Jaden Stewart
As an Ivy League student from California, I am no stranger to the stifling of open discourse. In the classroom and the political arena, it has been made abundantly clear that those who do not hold the dominant views must seriously consider the repercussions of sharing opposing opinions. This suppression of thoughts and ideas hinders our ability to discover solutions that could lead to great progress. Instead, the same failed attempts are repeated, with no true advancement. I fear this is the trend that has developed in Princeton.
Rep. Andy Kim’s grandstanding as a ‘moderate’ is nothing more than an attempt to pull the wool over voters’ eyes before election day. While Andy Kim tries to present himself as a centrist Democrat, his underlying activist ideology is on full display based on his founding of - and active membership in - multiple far-left groups that espouses radical ideology and extreme ideas.
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
P.O. Box 10535
HAMILTON, JERSEY 08650
December 21, 2020
Subject: 2021 Mercer County Republican Capital Club Membership
Dear Fellow Republicans:
These are challenging and difficult times for our Republic. I am writing to ask that you to join the Mercer County Republican team that is energized and committed to supporting and electing Republicans to office. We are working on recruiting quality and qualified candidates for years to come. The best way for you to do that is by joining the Capital Club and also by supporting our next event.
I have been excited to see the outpouring of support from all corners of the County and the State. If you are a Mercer County Republican Committee person, I am asking that each Committee person make an additional vested minimum donation of $100.00 or whatever you are able to, to the club. By becoming vested, you will become a valuable member of the team. No amount is too small in these unique times where we are unable to gather to have traditional fundraisers and share time together with one another. As a member, you will also receive invitations to Capital Club events that will allow you to interact at this time virtually with County and State political leaders. Your membership will also help to fund County Republican operations and support campaigns throughout Mercer County.
In closing, I ask that you support the Mercer County Republican Party by joining and or renewing your membership to the Mercer County Republican Capital Club. Application attached, please make your check out to “Mercer County Republican Capital Club” and return to: Mercer County Republican Capital Club, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650.
Thank you for your time, consideration and support of the MCRC and I look forward to working with you to elect Republicans to all levels of government.
Lisa Richford, Esq.
Chair, Mercer County Republican Committee
Paid for by MCRC, P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
MERCER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAPITAL CLUB
Mailing address: P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
2021 MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL
Membership in the Mercer County Republican Capital Club is one of the easiest and most important ways to show your support for the Republican Party. As a member you will have the opportunity to meet informally with both political and government leaders, all while building the Republican Party throughout Mercer County. The Capital Club membership entitles you to attend at no charge two events during the year sponsored by the Club.
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P.O. Box 10535, Hamilton, NJ 08650
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