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Friday, December 7, 2012

New Dems holiday breakfast Saturday looks at 2013 races

 


Plainfield's New Democrats political club will gather for a holiday breakfast meeting Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at the home of Bobby and Jennifer Gregory, 1010 Rahway Road.

The group's chairman, Council President Adrian Mapp, will discuss the roadmap to victory in the 2013 mayoral race as well as a survey of the contentious issues facing the Union County Democratic organization and the 2013 governor's race.

In addition to the mayoral race, offices that will be up for election in 2013 include the seat held by Assemblyman Jerry Green, all 68 of the city's Democratic committee slots and county offices including sheriff and three freeholders.

In previous election cycles, the New Democrats created great angst in the Union County organization by working with other progressive-minded Democrats in the county to offer credible alternatives for such offices as Green's Assembly seat, the county freeholders and the sheriff's office.




Adrian Mapp shares a moment with resident John Stewart who,
with his partner Craig Bowman, sponsored an event for Mapp at The Ryland Inn.

Saturday's breakfast meeting follows on the heels of a successful fundraising event last week by Mapp supporters at the Whitehouse Station restaurant The Ryland Inn, which is now owned by Frank Cretella, who is actively developing several projects in downtown Plainfield.

Cretella, who has a flair for successful restaurant ventures, is particularly intrigued by adaptive reuse of the historic buildings in Plainfield's only commercial historic district, the North Avenue HD.

The dinner event at the Ryland Inn was sponsored by Plainfielders John Stewart and Craig Bowman, whose restoration of the Marsh Mansion on West 8th Street in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District has made it something of a media sensation, with considerable press attention over the past year.

Plainfield, despite the recent recession, has witnessed a citywide influx of new residents from other communities who are far less willing to put up with the inefficiencies and maladroitness of the Robinson-Briggs administration and these taxpayers are turning to an interest in Plainfield politics that is sure to have long-term consequences.

Plainfield politics are always fascinating and 2013 will be sure not to disappoint.


-- Dan Damon [follow]


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plainfield, despite the recent recession, has witnessed a citywide influx of new residents from other communities who are far less willing to put up with the inefficiencies and maladroitness of the Robinson-Briggs administration and these taxpayers are turning to an interest in Plainfield politics that is sure to have long-term consequences:
- YOU MEAN UNLIKE THE NEW DEMS WHO'VE BEEN CONTENT TO PLAY GAMES ALL IN ATTEMPT TO SECURE THEIR SEAT AT THE TABLE OF ILL GOTTEN GAINS??? OR MAINTAIN THE BEHIND THE SCENESE STATUS QUO WHILE PUTTING ON THE "BRAVE" FACE OF FIGHTER FOR THE TAXPAYER ???? Because if that's what you meant then at least you'd finally have started to post an honest statement regarding city politics.

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: shame on you that not one of you could show up for the wake or funeral of Chris Payne's father. Wake was at 9 at St. Mark - easy to make 10 am at Bobby and Jennifer's. (I arrived later, so it's possible some of you made the wake early. If so, I immediately apologize.) Chris is a great asset to the City, whatever our political affiliation. As you know, you're hearing from a Republican. But, first, a Plainfielder.

Anonymous said...

So, Pat, first of all, where was it posted that his father passed? Second, why do you assume that because no one showed up to the wake there is no appreciation for him and the work he is doing? Not very logical.

Lastly, some people are not comfortable going to a wake and looking at a dead body. Does this mean that they do not respect the dead or feel sympathy for the family left behind.

Shame on you, Pat for making so many false assumptions. Chris will receive sympathy, just not how you want them to.