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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Almost no surprises at Plainfield Dem meeting

Former mayor Robinson-Briggs was
circulating a petition, but whose?

Probably much to Assemblyman Jerry Green's relief there were almost no surprises at Friday night's Democratic City Committee meeting.

The evening opened with pitches by Freeholder candidate Chris Hudak and the cndidate for Surrogate (whose name escapes me) as well a CD12 hopefuls Upendra Chivukula and Bonnie Watson Coleman. Watson Coleman has already received the Union County Dem endorsement.

Without discussion or debate, the chairman then introduced 'the candidates I am endorsing' for the June primary: Diane Toliver for Ward 1, Gloria Taylor for the unexpired Ward 3 term, and Charles Eke for Wards 2/3 at-large.

Each made brief stump speeches.

Tolive is the wife of former PMUA Commissioner Alex Toliver. Taylor, widow of the late mayor Rick Taylor, was appointed to Mapp's vacant seat in January. Eke is getting the nod yet again for a try at elected office.

Green graciously gave Councilor Rebecca Williams the floor to make her own pitch for support among the Committee members for her run for re-election to the Wards 2/3 at-large seat -- which will now be off the line.

Williams' running mate for the Ward 3 seat is Charles McRae, longtime neighborhood activist and member of the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee.

The New Dems will announce their candidate for the Ward 1 seat being vcated by Bill Reid shortly.

About the only surprising thing I noticed at the meeting was former Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs circulating a petition. Was it for herself or for one of the other candidates?

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

I guess I have to start working hard to make sure Taylor doesn't get that 3rd ward seat. With her in office and the other "stooges" on the City Council the mayor will have too much trouble getting Plainfield back on track after eight terrible Sharonda years. Sorry Jerry, you are wrong on this one.

Anonymous said...

He (Jerry) most certainly is WRONG, but what do you expect, he should have been taken out of office years ago himself. We will continue to get the worse people in office due to 1)he puts them on the line because they are all (Jerry included)the same in the intelligence department 2)the people of Plainfield don't have sense enough to know that you can actually vote for a candidate that's not on the line, wake up people, show that you are more intelligent that your chosen leaders. Will Toliver's wife be any different than he has been? Gloria has already shown you that she is living in the past with no idea of how to move toward the future and Eke oh my goodness, all I can say is I hope Plfd wakes up and start putting some of these recycled folks where they the recycle bin and close the *&^%* lid tight.