Vote For My Boy Robert

Robert Russo’s double dip event included the aforementioned ice cream — and a serenade from his mom. Video here at PolitickerNJ.
Meanwhile, members of Montclair’s council-elect — Jerry Fried, Nick Lewis, Kathryn Weller, Roger Terry, Renee Baskerville and Cary Africk — appear in an ad today in the Montclair Times endorsing Russo for freeholder.

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  1. Russo has also been endorsed by:
    BLOOMFIELD:
    Patricia Rirchings
    Bernard Hamilton
    Patricia Barker
    Janice Maly
    Patricia Spychala
    BELLEVILLE:
    Bill Freda
    Joe Longo
    Billy Escott
    Steve Rovell
    kevin Kennedy
    John Notari
    Ray Kimball
    PJ MacDonald

  2. Yes, but how long has he been double dipping in the asbestos? And what did he know and when did he know it? Does he have a secret pension deal? Where is his beard? We need to know!!!!

  3. Editorial: Dual Office Holding is Wrong for Incumbents, Too
    The almost entirely outdated practice of dual public office holding has been a part of New Jersey public life for far too long.
    The fact that dual office holding is permitted is a dark stain on New Jersey public affairs, a detriment to political discourse. When someone holds two public offices, conflicts of interest inevitably arise in offices ? conflicts of interest that are intolerable to the public. An individual cannot be entirely devoted at the same time to, say, a State Legislative district, and the city of which he is mayor.
    When someone holds two offices, constituencies are not properly served.
    In most States, dual office holding is part of the past. When their past of dual office holding is recalled, it can also bring to mind the infamous and overly-powerful Tammany Hall bosses and politicians, who held excessive influence over governments, people, and businesses.
    However, the public in modern America has a healthy respect for checks on the power of public officials and political figures. Although mostly a sad paragraph or two in other states? history books, here in New Jersey dual office holding remains. It is also very strongly cemented.
    We would prefer dual office holding be pitched into the dustbin of history ? yet it remains alive and proof of the sway of those who hold onto, want to accumulate, or wield excessive power.
    The rights of constituencies ? to receive the undivided attention of their elected officials – are undermined when one of their elected officials hold another public office. The oaths taken by the dual office holders become empty words.
    There are also many other reasons why dual office holding should be banned, some of them are; it frustrates the system of checks and balances among levels of government, is a form of political double-dipping, amplifies pork-barrel spending, and that it blocks the political ladder to emerging aspirants.
    Some of my colleagues and I have been working to ban dual office holding in New Jersey.
    Outrageously, corrupt power brokers ? lurking behind the scenes and using influence over some State elected officials ? have used questionable means to halt a vote on the ban. Special interests have also prevented the proposal for a ban from receiving a vote. Obviously, none of these actions should have a place in a democracy. They too should be pitched into the dustbin of history.
    Generally, New Jerseyans distrust their elected officials. A ban on dual office holding would help restore the public?s trust, compel elected officials to focus on serving one constituency instead of two, and eliminate the conflicts of interest that occur from holding two offices ? to name just a few positive aspects of a ban.
    Those of us in elected office need to end the atmosphere of cynicism about elected officials, and bring back the atmosphere of optimism and trust. This is possible. This is one of my goals as an elected public servant.
    The discourse, and actions, in New Jersey?s public life must be made to change for the better ? this needs to include a discussion about, and implementation of, legislation that would stop individuals from accumulating excessive power in the form of dual office holding.
    It is time that dual office holding is made to be part of the past.
    Article printed from New Jersey Senate

  4. I posted this earlier today on another thread:
    Tangentially speaking, today’s Ledger had an article about the Bensen Street train station and there was a mention of Glen Ridge township attorney Alan Trembulak. Is that the doppelganger of Montclair’s attorney? I’ll have two scoops please.

  5. That’s our double dipping (maybe triple dipping) Alan.
    He needs at least 2 jobs to pay for the lawsuit that Teddy Mattox filed against him.
    Watch Alan run, he was parking cars at the manor last week and the week before was bartending at HighLawn Pavillion.

  6. Montclair.mommy,
    The election is over. You can stop bashing Ted.
    You should be thanking him. His campaign did all the dirty work and effectively bumped Joyce Michaelsons negatives sky high. In 2004 she was the highest vote getter town wide receiving 3400 plus votes. In 2008 she got less than 2400.
    Without Ted Mattox and the Thrive campaign tactics, Joycw would be Mayor elect right now.

  7. Montclair.mommy,
    The election is over. You can stop bashing Ted.
    You should be thanking him. His campaign did all the dirty work and effectively bumped Joyce Michaelsons negatives sky high. In 2004 she was the highest vote getter town wide receiving 3400 plus votes. In 2008 she got less than 2400.
    Without Ted Mattox and the Thrive campaign tactics, Joyce would be Mayor elect right now.

  8. Who is bashing Ted? Ted filed a lawsuit against various people including Trembulak.
    That’s the truth.
    Funny, when you tell the truth the Thrive (Teddy Mattox) people claim that you’re bashing Ted.
    The truth is some kind of foreign object to them.

  9. And yes I do agree, Ted’s campaign did all of the “dirty work”.
    They littered flyers all over town and threatened to expose many people’s old secrets in order to try and get them to do what they wanted.
    It’s one of the reasons that Ted lost. No one wants a mayor that acts that way. No one wants a mayor without integrity.
    Thank you Ted!

  10. WOWEE
    The member of the Thrive campaign admits to Teddy’s “dirty tricks”.

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