Monday, November 3, 2014

2014 Elections


    On Tuesday 4-November  the State of New Jersey will hold its General Elections for 2014.  In Bogota there will be an Election for Mayor which will be a one year term to fill out the remainder of Former Mayor Patrick McHale's term. The full four year term for Bogota's Mayor will be on the ballot in the year 2015. Also to be decided are the two seats on the Bogota Borough Council  for a three year term.  The Bogota Board of Education will have five candidates running for the three available seats as a Trustee to the Board of Education. These are three year terms.  Along with one Candidate looking to fill for a one year unexpired term.
   On a State and Nation level, one of New Jersey U.S. Senators is on the ballot. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be chosen. In Bergen County, The County Executive and two seats on the Board of Freeholders will be on the Ballot.
  The Major Candidates in order they will appear on the Ballot is as follows.
Mayor of Bogota, NJ
- Republican:  Chris Keleman
- Democrat :   Tito Jackson

 Bogota Borough Council
Republican: Daniele Fede and Thomas Napolitano
- Democrat :   Lisa Kohles and Ingrid Brito

Bergen County Executive
Republican:  Kathleen Donovan
- Democrat :   James Tedesco

U.S. House of Representatives, NJ fifth District 
 Republican:  Scott Garrett
- Democrat :     Roy Cho

 U.S. Senate
- Republican:   Jeff Bell
- Democrat :    Cory Booker

Bogota Board of Education
Three year term
James Moore, Daniel Jatovsky, Laura Giumarra, Patrick McHale, Consuelo Carpenter.
One year term
Kathryn Van Buren.

There will be two Public Questions on this years Ballot which require a Yes , or No vote.

Question #1
To change the New Jersey Constitution so that the Courts could denial bail to a suspect to be detained prior to standing trial.

Question #2
To amended New Jersey Constitution to allow more funds from the New Jersey Business tax to go to the funding of the protection of Open Spaces, Farmland & Historic Preservation ( Green Acres). This will also  provide more funding for polluted site clean-up and protect land in flood prone areas ( Blue Acres) This will not be funded by new or higher taxes, but by a reallocation of current tax revenues.

The   election will be on Tuesday 4- November with the polls opening at 6:00a and remain open until 8:00p.

Polls are located at the at :
-- For Districts 1& 6 it is the Bogota Recreation Center at 162 W. Main St.
   Districts 1&6 is that part of the Borough located West of the Railroad tracks.

-- For Districts 2&3 it is the Gym of  Bogota High School at 1 Henry Luthin Pl.  please use the door towards the back of the building on the North side of the Building.
  Districts 2& 3  is that part of the Borough located East of the Railroad tracks & North of Beechwood Ave

--  For Districts 4&5 it is  in the Gym of the Roy Bixby School at Maplewood & Fischer Aves.
     Districts 4 &5  is that part of the Borough located East of the Railroad tracks & South of Beechwood Ave.

Ward Dist. Address
1 Bogota Recreation Center - 162 West Main Street
2 Bogota High School Gym - One Henry Luthin Pl. (Left Rear of Bldg)
3 Bogota High School Gym - One Henry Luthin Pl. (Left Rear of Bldg)
4 E. Roy Bixby School Gym. Maplewood & Fischer Aves
5 E. Roy Bixby School Gym. Maplewood & Fischer Aves.
6 Bogota Recreation Center-162 West Main St.

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