News About the Democrats

Great Turnout at Dems Happy Hour

More than 50 people came out to support the re-election of Mayor Tom Hannen and Cranford’s Column B Team! In attendance were Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley, Commissioner Patrick Giblin, State Senator Nick Scutari, Freeholder candidates Kim Palmieri Mouded and Andrea Staten.

Our “The Winter Might Actually Be Over” Happy Hour was held Thursday, May 17 in the beer garden at Bar Americana.

Freeholder Candidates Andrea Staten and Kim Palmieri Mouded, Mayor Tom Hannen and Cranford Democrat Vicki Kelsey

“We’re excited about re-electing our Mayor (and senior Commissioner) Tom Hannen and we’re going to work hard to ensure that Cranford supports the whole Union County Column B Team,” said Democratic Chairman John Salerno.

State Senator and Union County Democratic Chairman Nick Scutari with Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley, Mayor Tom Hannen and Commissioner Patrick Giblin

The Democrats will meet again on Wednesday, May 23 at Hanson House at 7:30 pm prior to the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 5. Polls will be open from 6 am to 8 pm on election day. Voters can cast their ballots in-person six days a week at the Union County Clerk’s office in Westfield. Click here for the hours and more info about that!

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.

Meet the Congressional Candidates!

The Cranford Democrats will be hosting the seven Democratic candidates competing to take on Republican Congressman Leonard Lance at two “Meet and Greet” events at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue.

On Tuesday, February 6, the Democrats will host Democrats Goutam Jois, of Summit; Tom Malinowski, of Rocky Hill; Cranford resident David Pringle and Scott Salmon of Scotch Plains. The event will be held at 7 pm.

Two weeks later, on Thursday, February 22, the Cranford Democrats will host Peter Jacob, of Union; Lisa Mandelblatt, of Westfield and Berkeley Heights resident Linda Weber. The event will be held at the same time and location. Continue reading →