Thursday, February 28, 2013
Former Mahwah councilman and Bergen County Freeholder Rob Hermansen is running for a State Assembly seat in District 39
Mahwah resident Rob Hermansen, one of the six people vying for the Republican nomination for a District 39 State Assembly seat, prepared for the upcoming Republican conventions at a hometown fundraiser Wednesday night. Hermansen, a financial advisor who served as a Mahwah councilman from 2006-2009 and Bergen County Freeholder from 2009 through January, said he is looking forward to the conventions, despite a somewhat contentious run for the nomination so far. Hermansen’s decision to run for the seat currently held by Assemblyman Robert Schroeder, who was indicted by a grand jury on charges of stealing money from loaners and writing bad checks, came after he was approached by “a lot of prominent people,” in the Republican Party late last …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mahwah native Jan Bidwell is seeking the seat held by Gerry Cardinale in the 39th legislative district
Thursday, January 24
Mahwah Democrat Jan Bidwell announced Wednesday she will run for a seat in the state Senate, politickernj.com reported. Longtime state senator Gerry Cardinale currently holds the 39th District seat Bidwell is seeking. "Our district needs a senator who understands the challenges of citizens who are buckling under the burden of high taxes and budget cuts, who are unemployed, who deserve to be paid a fair wage," Bidwell, a social worker, told politickernj.com. "The 39th District deserves a senator who strongly denounces corruption." Bidwell, who was as a member of Gov. Jon Corzine's Child Welfare Policy Group, said she will use “modern tools” to reach out to the district’s voters, the report said. District 39 represents towns in Bergen and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Robert Schroeder's seat in the New Jersey Assembly, along with every other seat, is up for election this year.
Four Bergen County Republicans have declared their intentions to run for the New Jersey Assembly seat currently held by Robert Schroeder of Washington Township, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. The candidates include former county Freeholder Robert Hermansen, Saddle River Council President Karen Mastriano, Old Tappan Republican municipal Chairman Bob Auth and Mayor Victor Polce, according to the report. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi is also planning to run for re-election, but Schroeder's own intentions have not yet been made public, according to the report. Schroeder was indicted by a grand jury last month on charges that he stole $1.8 million from investors and knowingly wrote bad checks totalling $3.4 million for loan payments. …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder was charged with writing almost $400,000 in bad checks.
Officials from the Bergen County Democratic Committee called for Assemblyman Robert Schroeder to resign from his seat and for county Republicans to return money contributed by Schroeder Monday. Schroeder was charged with writing almost $400,000 in bad checks August 3. He previously said he would not give up his seat. "He has abused the integrity of the office we entrusted in him inorder to borrow millions of dollars from unsuspecting friends, neighbors and associates," District 39 Democratic Chairman Todd Sherer said in a press release. "I do not see how he can fulfill the duties for which he was elected and he should resign immediately." Since he was charged, other investors in Schroeder's two Hillsdale-based companies, All Points …
Friday, August 3, 2012
State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder wrote almost $400,000 in bad checks, according to the state attorney general.
New Jersey State Assemblyman Robert Schroeder was charged Friday with writing almost $400,000 worth of bogus checks, according to a press release from the state attorney general's office. Schroeder allegedly wrote the checks to people who invested in his Hillsdale-based company, All Points International Distributors. The company manufactures pre-fabricated structures. Most of the company's business has been with the federal government, according to the press release. Schroeder said he wrote two checks totalling about $100,000 because he believed the U.S. Army had wired him money owed for a contract, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Schroeder apologized and said the debt had been paid, according to the report. Officials from the …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Assemblyman Robert Schroeder, and candidates Anthony Iannarelli and Holly Schepisi took part in a candidates forum.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Three of the candidates running for two state assembly seats in District 39 clashed over several issues, including increasing the gasoline tax, a tax on millionares and municipal consolidation Monday at a candidate's forum held by the League of Women Voters of Bergen County at Bergen Community College. Democratic candidate Anthony Iannarelli drew criticism from opponents after proposing an increase in the state gas tax - a move he acknowledged was unorthodox, but necessary, in order to fund highway infrastructure and repairs. "It'll probably be the end of my candidacy, but I would recommend a gasoline tax," Iannarelli said. "We are facing a disaster, and I don't want to see people injured or killed because of a highway collapsing or a …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Washington Township Council President Fred Goetz is one of the four currently vying for a spot on the November ballot
Three of the four District 39 Assembly candidate hopefuls introduced themselves to members of the Bergen County Republican Organization Thursday in a special candidates night at BCRO headquarters in Hackensack. The opening comes after Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk announced last week that she would not be seeking reelection in November. Washington Township Council President Fred Goetz, Emerson Borough Attorney and Washington Township Planning Board Attorney Scott Mooney and River Vale Township Attorney Holly Schepisi spoke before the county committee members. Michael Cino of Demarest declared his interest in running Thursday but was not in attendance. Goetz, who grew up in Closter, touted his legislative experience to the county …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Assembly members Vandervalk and Schroeder had unanimous support for their bills, while Sen. Cardinale signed on to support a new school funding formula
While the Senate and Assembly’s main focus was on the state budget this week, the two bodies found time to also take a look at pieces of legislation that were sponsored by District 39 Assembly members. Sen. Gerald Cardinale signed on in support of the "Fair Funding School Act" and issued a statement on the release of Justine Anne Patterson from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Last week saw Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk as the co-sponsor on a trio of bills that went before the full Assembly for a vote on Thursday. The three bills, A4052, A4055 and A4057 had received approval from the Assembly Appropriations Committee previously to advance to a full vote. The full Assembly approved all three bills as well. The first bill, A4052 is also …