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Cranford Dems Hold Second Congressional Forum

The Cranford Democratic Committee hosted its second Congressional Forum on Thursday, February 22 at the Cranford Community Center at 7 pm. More than 30 voters attended to hear the candidates.

Democrats heard from:

Peter Jacob, of Union Township. Jacob, a social worker, was the 2016 Democratic candidate running against Leonard Lance; and

Linda Weber, of Berkeley Heights. Ms. Weber is a bank executive and activist who has raised millions of dollars for cancer treatments and research. Continue reading →

Cranford Dems Host Congressional Candidates

More than 60 people attended Cranford’s first Congressional Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Cranford Community Center.

The audience heard four of the six (then seven) candidates who seek the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Leonard Lance. The forum was moderated by Brian Andrews, a vice chair of the Cranford Democrats.

The candidates in the first forum were:

“We are fortunate to have a remarkable, accomplished group of Democrats eager to take on Leonard Lance and the Trump Agenda, and this was a great opportunity for people to get to know some of these candidates,” said Cranford Democratic Chairman John Salerno. “Cranford Democrats will be out in force making sure the 7th Congressional District is represented by a progressive Democratic member of Congress.”

Cranford is the 8th largest town (by voter registration) in the 7th Congressional District. The district includes 75 municipalities in six counties. It stretches across New Jersey from Clark in the east to the Delaware River in the west.

The next forum will feature Peter Jacob, of Union and Linda Weber of Berkeley Heights. It will be held on Feb. 22 at 7 pm also at the Community Center.