Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The League of Women Voters hosted a debate at Bergen Community College featuring the candidates for Bergen County Freeholder on Tuesday afternoon
For all of the differences on party platforms, the four candidates for Bergen County Freeholder: Republican’s Freeholder Robert Hermansen (Mahwah) and former Mayor Margaret Watkins (River Edge) with Democrats Councilman Steven Tanelli (North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (Franklin Lakes), showed they are more alike than many have realized during Tuesday afternoon’s debate at Bergen Community College. From questions on consolidating the Bergen County Police and Sheriff’s Departments to tightening the Pay-to-Play ordinance and making sure to keep Bergen Regional Medical Center, the candidates touted similar ideas on how to best move the County forward for the benefit of taxpayers. Consolidation While the Freeholders voted down an ordinance …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A podcast of the show is available after it ran live at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Former Democratic Assemblywoman and current Bergen County Freeholder Joan Voss of Fort Lee was a guest on “Record Talk Radio” Wednesday, according to NorthJersey.com. Voss, who was sworn in as a freeholder in Hackensack on Jan. 3, chose to run for the seat instead of challenging Democratic counterparts Gordon M. Johnson and Valerie Vainieri Huttle in her former District 37 after redistricting was announced last year. She replaced Rutherford Democrat Bernadette McPherson, who decided not to seek reelection after serving nine years on the board. You can listen to the live broadcast at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, or hear it as a podcast after it runs, according to NorthJersey.com.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Former assemblywoman talks about her transition from legislator to freeholder
Taking time out from packing up her Fort Lee legislative office for the move to her new headquarters in Hackensack, Assemblywoman and Freeholder-elect Joan Voss laughed as she recounted her “high-heeled” boots-on-the ground campaign for Bergen County Freeholder. “My running mate [David Ganz] wanted to know if I taught all the residents of Bergen County,” Voss said, explaining that wherever they went, she ran into her former students. Having taught at Fort Lee High School for 41 years, there is no doubt that she taught thousands who are scattered throughout Bergen County. Thousands who came out to vote her into the office of Freeholder by a comfortable margin in November. Voss, a Democrat who began her political career in Fort Lee as a …