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Campaign 2019: Primary Statement from Arthur Akins

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement from Arthur Akins

My name is Arthur R. Akins and I am running as a Democrat for Somerset County Sheriff. I was born and raised in Somerville, where I still reside with my wife, Melissa, and our three sons.  After 26 years of service, I recently retired from the Bridgewater Police Department as a Sergeant. I am the […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Tim Pino

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Tim Pino

Tim Pino 779 Star View Way Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Retired Chief/ K-9 Unit Commander of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Candidate for Somerset County Sheriff. I had the honor of working at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office for over 21 years. I was promoted four times by the current Sheriff Frank Provenzano and held the […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Robert Quinn

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn, 43, father of two, Franklin Township resident, Republican Candidate for Somerset County Freeholder http://www.quinnforfreeholder.com Work/professional experience: Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from W.Paul Stillman Business School, Seton Hall University, 1998 22 years experience in Information Technology industry focusing on Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity 16 years management experience 20 years experience in […]

Attention Candidates! Primary Election Statements Now Being Accepted

Attention Candidates! Primary Election Statements Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting candidate statements for the 2019 primary election on June 4 in the following races ONLY: Somerset County Sheriff (Republican and Democrat), Somerset County Freeholder (Republican) and state Assembly Legislative District 17 (Democrat). All statements should be no more than 250 words, and include the candidate’s name, address, line of work, whether […]

Election 2019: Candidate Statement For Art Akins, Somerset County Sheriff Candidate

Election 2019: Candidate Statement For Art Akins, Somerset County Sheriff Candidate

On March 22, 2019, Art Akins submitted his petition containing over 300 signatures to indicate the start of his run, as a Democrat, for Somerset County Sheriff.  As a long-time proactive resident of Somerset County, he has dedicated his entire professional career to protecting his local community.  The role of Sheriff will allow him to […]

Township Councilman Prasad Ends Mayoral Primary Challenge

Township Councilman Prasad Ends Mayoral Primary Challenge

Saying a primary against Mayor Phil Kramer would be “divisive,” embattled Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad announced April 9 that he is ending his challenge . Prasad, who has been an At-Large Councilman for 13 years, filed for the Democratic primary after he did not screen before the township Democratic committee to run for re-election in […]

Election 2019: Township Republicans Introduce Municipal Candidates

Election 2019: Township Republicans Introduce Municipal Candidates

With “One Franklin, One Family” as their campaign slogan, the four township Republicans running for Mayor and Township Council say they will, “return civility to the council and provide strong checks and balances in the local government.” The four Republican candidates are Beverly Briggs-Lawson, who is running for mayor; Santhosh “Sam” Velu, Alhaji “Noah” Fofanah […]

Updated: Township Councilman Prasad Files Primary Challenge Against Mayor Kramer

Updated: Township Councilman Prasad Files Primary Challenge Against Mayor Kramer

Update 1: Mayor Kramer and Ron Jordan, head of the township Democratic Party, have responded to Prasad’s decision to run a challenge. “I look forward to the opportunity to place before the voters my record on issues such as responsible fiscal stewardship, improvements to our community’s quality of life and the implementation of open, transparent […]

Township Democrats Announce Council/Mayor Choices: Kramer Tops Ticket, Prasad Not Included

Township Democrats Announce Council/Mayor Choices: Kramer Tops Ticket, Prasad Not Included

For the first time since 2008, Rajiv Prasad will not be on the Democratic ticket for an At-Large Township Council seat. Township Democrats have thrown their support to the re-election of Mayor Phil Kramer and At-Large Councilwoman Kimberly Francois, and the election of Councilwoman Crystal Pruitt and newcomer Sivaraman Anbarasan. Ron Jordan, the township Democrats’ […]

Franklin Well-Represented In Historic County Freeholder Reorganization

Franklin Well-Represented In Historic County Freeholder Reorganization

SOMERVILLE – Two township residents were part of history at the Jan. 4 Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting. Former township Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson took the oath of office for her first Freeholder term, and former township Mayor and current Freeholder Brian Levine was elected as the Freeholder Director for 2019. The history […]