COVID-19: Gov. Murphy Postpones NJ Primary Election Until July 7

Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 

Impacts District 25 Legislative Election in Morris County

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 120, postponing primary elections on Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes primaries for President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District of the New Jersey Legislature, and county and municipal elections, as well as county committee elections.

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Elect Richardson in Harding, ‘well-educated,’ ‘determined’

Observer-Tribune  Oct 13, 2019

EDITOR:

I want to encourage residents of Harding Township to vote for Amanda Richardson for a position on the Harding Township Committee in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Amanda is young, active, well-educated, engaged in Democratic politics, determined and dedicated to protecting this unique community, while bringing an enhanced level of communication, accountability and transparency to committee meetings.

Amanda will help residents make informed decisions by making recordings of township meetings available to the public in order to facilitate everyone’s understanding of township issues.

She also plans to hold o!ce hours and one-on-one meetings on di”erent days and at varied times to create a better informed citizenry. This will also mean that Amanda will be a better informed member of the Township Committee, thanks to these information exchanges. She will

learn what citizens want and need and will bring a fresh voice to the committee. She is determined to protect the natural beauty of Harding; while maintaining low taxes.

Amanda Richardson grew up in Harding, with the Great Swamp in her backyard. Her impressive education credentials include an undergraduate degree from Amherst College and a law degree from Columbia University.

As the co-founder of Resource Equity, an international NGO that works on land rights, Amanda has dealt with issues like land tenure; reform, community rights, and program management.

Amanda and her husband, along with their young son, made a considered decision to return to her childhood home and to help the town she loves become more inclusive through transparent political decisions, communicated simply and clearly to all the citizens of Harding.

MARY JUDITH CHADOURNE

Tulip Lane, Harding Township

Richardson has right qualities for Harding Township

Observe er-Tribune  Oct 9, 2019

EDITOR:

I write in support of the candidacy of Amanda Richardson for a seat on the Harding Township Committee on Nov. 5.

Amanda is a remarkable individual and her enthusiasm and skills will be a valuable asset to any organization. She grew up in Harding and returned !ve years ago to raise her family here. This history gives her a strong sense of Harding as a community and demonstrates a commitment to the future of Harding.

Amanda represents a constituency that has not been very visible on recent Township Committees – a millennial with deep roots in the community who is willing to put herself forward to give back to the community.

Her experiences as a practicing attorney and the founder of Resource Equity (a non-pro!t with a mission of empowering women internationally) along with her roots in Harding position her to be an e”ective member of the Harding Township Committee.

Please consider her candidacy (additional information at amandaforharding.com) and I hope you will conclude as I have that she is worthy of your vote on Nov. 5.

CHRIS ALLYN

Lake Trail West, Harding Township

Allen, Barry grateful for Harding support

Observer Tribune  Nov 20, 2018

EDITOR:

We would like to extend our congratulations to Ms. (Nanette) DiTosto and Mr. (Tim) Jones on their election to the Harding Township Committee and to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who supported us and worked tirelessly throughout our campaign, especially our families whose eternal support is deeply appreciated.

We were truly humbled by the dozens of volunteers who hosted events in their homes, accompanied us while canvassing and campaigning at the post office, stuffed envelopes, made phone calls and donated to our campaign.

Amanda Richardson, the current chair of the Harding Township Democrats, deserves special recognition for her work organizing our group and barely coming up for air in the the weeks leading to the election. Special thanks also to Ayse Ergene, our student intern from Seton Hall University, whose competence, skills, willingness to help, kindness, patience, and dedication were invaluable.

We thank the League of Women Voters for coming to Harding with five volunteers to moderate a very successful and impartial candidates forum. Thank you also to the Harding Township Civic Association and the Church of Christ the King for hosting.

We were thrilled and honored to welcome Congressional candidate (now Congresswoman- Elect) Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to the New Vernon Post Office on the Saturday before the election. Thank you to the more than 100 Harding residents and neighbors who joined us that day and to the Harding Police Department who recognized our gathering for what it was, a peaceful citizen assembly. This is what democracy looks like.

Thank you to the poll workers, who were at town hall from the crack of dawn on election day to ensure all residents who so chose were able to cast their ballots. We were delighted and humbled to have earned nearly 800 votes this year (about 300 more than 2017). Our percentage increased from 33 percent in 2017 to 36 percent this year.

We were proud to do our part as well to support Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill, who earned 45 percent of the vote in Harding Township.

It was a pleasure and an honor running for office in Kate’s hometown and Rhonda’s home of nearly 30 years. We look forward to remaining active, meeting more residents, and ensuring that the members of our community feel comfortable being and supporting Democrats. We are excited for Harding Township’s future.

RHONDA ALLEN

Deer Ridge Drive

KATE BARRY

Meyersville Road

Harding Township

Election is sign to be optimistic in Harding

Observer Tribune  Nov 20, 2018

EDITOR:

There is reason to be optimistic about the state of democracy in our community following last Tuesday’s election.

First and foremost, in Harding, in the larger Congressional District 11 and across the country, Americans came out in higher numbers to cast their ballot. Nearly 61 percent of Harding voters exercised their most precious right on Tuesday, as compared to the 43 percent who voted in Harding in the last midterm election. This uptick is a very welcome change from the 2014 midterm that marked the lowest nationwide voter participation in nearly 75 years.

With an open field after the retirement of U.S. Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen who represented the district since 1995, both the Republican and Democratic party competed for our votes. This is a good thing. It imbued a level of enthusiasm and engagement to the race and gave residents a fresh opportunity to assess and to weigh-in on the representation they seek from their congressional, county and local officials.