MyVeronaNJ has put together a guide to the elections that we hope you’ll consult frequently during the coming weeks. It contains profiles of all nine candidates (one for the Board of Education seat and eight for the Town Council). You can read about their backgrounds and campaign platforms, and easily gather more information from their campaign Web sites and events. We’ve also made it easy for you to find and read the 2011-2012 school budget that you’ll be voting on.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to invite you to MyVeronaNJ’s Town Council Election Forum, which will be held on Tuesday, May 3 in the Fellowship Hall of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit at 36 Gould Street across from the HBW field. We picked Holy Spirit for our venue because it has Wi-Fi, which will enable us to run a live Webcast of the meeting as well (more details soon). That means that you can attend in person, or via your computer or smartphone. The MyVeronaNJ Town Council Election Forum will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and all Town Council candidates–Jim Robbins, Kevin Ryan, Gerard Tamburino, Bruce Williams, Rob Caruso, Dan McGinley, Michael Nochimson and Frank Sapienza–have confirmed that they will be there. You can submit a question for the event by clicking here.
We’re putting all this information at your disposal Verona because there is one thing we won’t be doing at election-time, Verona: Making endorsements. It’s not that we don’t think there are capable candidates; there are plenty of them this year. But a democracy should be about making your voice heard, not a that of a media company.
With that, we invite you to read the MyVeronaNJ 2011 Election Guide.
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