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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Plainfield political fundraising in the summer

Anyone running for public office knows it takes real money.

Politics in Plainfield continues during the hot summer months with some fundraising efforts. Three have recently come to my attention.

As anyone who hasn't been living under a rock understands, it costs money for those mailing pieces and lawn signs and TV ads. So, candidates are driven to passing the hat.

Here's the rundown --
Mayor Mapp
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, newly elected chairperson of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee is hosting a Meet & Greet Cocktail Reception at his home, St. George's Manor, 535 Weat 8th Street.

Thursday, July 23, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The invite says $250 minimum, but Mayor Mapp has a longstanding tradition of welcoming anyone who wishes to make a contribution.
Assembly Candidate Bill Michelson
Republicans will have an opportunity to meet one of the two candidates for the 22nd District's Assembly seats.

Bill Michelson, longtime resident and activist who currently chairs the Historic Preservation Commission is part of a slate challenging Democrats Green and Kennedy.

Also Thursday, July 23. From 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Michelson's home, 556 Belvidere Avenue. The ask starts at $50. Snacks and refreshments will be served. RSVP to (908) 889-5200.
Assemblyman Jerry Green
Incumbent Assemblyman Jerry Green is hosting a cocktail reception fundraiser for his re-election.

Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. At Spain Inn, 1707 West 7th Street, Piscataway. The ask is $500. RSVP to (201) 457-9028.
Whatever your persuasion, the candidates can't get it done without your help.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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