Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the township and Middlesex County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, South Brunswick Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Claim budget is lower than 2010 and 2011 budgets.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano unveiled on Jan. 16 the County’s 2012 Operating Budget, a proposal that includes a $1.18 million decrease in spending from 2011 budget, and a $2 million decrease in spending from 2010. Rafano said the 2012 plan reflects a savings of more than $5 million in salary and operating expenses. This was achieved through a reorganization of the County’s operating structure. He said those savings helped offset increases in mandated expenses, such as mental health costs and medical services, and a loss in State aid. Rafano added: “To ensure that Middlesex County will retain its Triple A bond rating, we are eliminating the reliance on surplus funds to balance the 2012 Operating Budget. We …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Former South Brunswick Deputy Mayor Carol Barrett elected to another term.
Incumbent Democratic Middlesex County Freeholders Charles Tomaro (Edison) and Carol Barrett (Monmouth Junction), the former Deputy Mayor of South Brunswick, won re-election for three-year terms in Tuesday's election. Current Republican South Brunswick Councilman John O'Sullivan and running mate Avi Duvdevani (South Amboy) both fell short by over 10,000 votes in their bid to unseat the incumbents, according to unofficial results from the Middlesex County Clerk's Office. Tomaro received 58,826 votes, while Barrett received 58,795 votes. O'Sullivan received 42,647 votes and Duvdevani 39,237 votes. Barrett resigned from the South Brunswick Township Council in early 2009 to serve the unexpired term of Freeholder Director David Crabiel, who died…
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
John O'Sullivan, who has served on Township Council since 2009, opposes former South Brunswick Deputy Mayor Carol Barrett Bellante in the race for Freeholder.
In the wake of the recent redistricting that moved South Brunswick into the 16th District, Republican Township Councilman John O'Sullivan had to scrap plans for a run at the state Assembly rather then enter a crowded GOP field of incumbents for the two open seats. Instead O'Sullivan will pursue a spot on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in November's election. "There seems to be a cloud hanging over the Democratic machine from (county Democratic Chairman Joseph) Spicuzzo's trouble with the law," O'Sullivan said. "The freeholder board hasn't had Republican representation in about 20 years so maybe this will help. I have some experience from being on town council and looking at things from that side. I'm somebody who can …