Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Meeting rescheduled for June.
Due to a lack of items on the agenda and scheduling conflicts, the borough has canceled holding its executive session meeting Thursday night. The executive session has been rescheduled for June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the executive conference room #201, according to Borough Clerk Neil Grant. The council's public meeting is still scheduled for June 13 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The County released final results Wednesday, including provisional and mail-in ballots.
The Bergen County Clerk’s office released final election results Wednesday from the Nov. 6 general election, and in Fort Lee’s races for seats on the Board of Education and Borough Council, there were no surprises. The unofficial results on election night, with mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, showed incumbent Councilman and current Council president Joseph Cervieri as the top vote getter with 6,318. His running mate, incumbent Councilman Harvey Sohmer, received 6,271 votes. Both of those numbers were easily enough to call the race in their favor, with Republican challengers Thomas A. Bennett and Peter B. “Mack” Campbell receiving 3,458 and 3,285 votes respectively. The unofficial results in the race for three seats on …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbents Joseph Cervieri and Harvey Sohmer easily beat their Republican challengers Tuesday.
The Fort Lee Borough Council will once again remain the same, all Democratic, after both incumbents won reelection Tuesday. In unofficial results and with an unknown number of absentee ballots yet to be counted, incumbent Councilman and current Council president Joseph Cervieri was the top vote getter, with 6,318. His running mate, incumbent Councilman Harvey Sohmer received 6,271 votes, both numbers easily enough to defeat Republican challengers Thomas A. Bennett and Peter B. “Mack” Campbell, who received 3,458 and 3,285 votes respectively. "I am glad that the voters of Fort Lee had the confidence in me to elect me to serve them for another three years," said Sohmer, who was first elected to the Council in 2008. "I plan to continue to …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Peter B. Campbell and Thomas Bennett say they can still win the election without taking money from special interests, or anyone for that matter, and that they’re running as independents.
The two Republican candidates for Fort Lee Borough Council have vowed not to take any campaign money or contributions, and they’re planning to win the election. Peter B. “Mack” Campbell, who’s running with Thomas Bennett and opposing Democratic incumbents Harvey Sohmer and Joseph Cervieri, said there are “only two candidates running this year with a real chance of winning and are not taking any money.” Campbell, who ran for Council once before—he ran in 2003, when he opposed now Bergen County Freeholder Joan Voss of Fort Lee and Cervieri—said he decided not to take any money because of his “own personal beliefs.” “Running against the best of interests in a town like this, you can’t be completely objective unless you’re not taking money,” …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thomas A. Bennett, who’s running with Peter B. “Mack” Campbell against incumbents Harvey Sohmer and Joseph Cervieri, says campaign signs tarnish the landscape and don’t get candidates elected anyway.
One of the two Republican candidates for Fort Lee Borough Council announced recently that he would not be putting up any political advertising signs, and he also called upon his Democratic opponents to follow suit. “I am not a big believer of decorating the landscape with graffiti,” said Thomas A. Bennett in a statement. “I remember seeing Route 4 with signs from Fort Lee to Fair Lawn, NJ, and it looked horrible.” Contending that the signs are a waste of money and pointing out that some people and business owners are “bullied” into putting signs up and that the borough’s sign and façade and beautification committees are likely to find the signs “unattractive,” Bennett said simply, “Signs don’t get you elected; that’s my philosophy.” “I’m …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The onetime Fort Lee Board of Education president hopes to unseat one of the Democrats on the Council, which has been all-Democratic for years.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Thomas A Bennett Also known as : Tom Date of birth : 04 February 1943 Place of residence : 262 Riverdale Drive Job titles held : Supervisor of Mails, Tour Supervisor Employers : United States Postal Service Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Fort Lee Board of Education President Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 250 Main ST (Fort Lee VFW) Fort Lee NJ 7024 Name : ME Title : Second generation lifelong resident. Educated in Fort Lee Schools. Most of my adult life I worked in Fort Lee Post Office.I was elected to Fort Lee Board of Education and was President.I was promoted twice to supervisory positions…
Cervieri, the current Council president, is seeking reelection to the all-Democratic governing body.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Joseph Louis Cervieri Jr. Also known as : Joe Date of birth : 11 February 1952 Place of residence : Fort Lee, N.J. Attended college : Yes College : Boston College Degree : Batchelor of the Arts - Economics Cum Laude Year of graduation : 1975 Job titles held : President, Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors Employers : The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States; Banque Indosuez; Bankers Trust Company; JJC Realty International, Inc. Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Councilman Chamber/district: District 37 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 1997 Previous elective offices : Councilman Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : no Address 2125 Lemoine …
Sohmer is seeking reelection to the all-Democratic Council.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Name : Mr. Harvey Sohmer Date of birth : 12 November 1941 Place of residence : 817 Glen Road, Fort Lee,NJ Job titles held : Senior Tech Representive Employers : StoraEnso Paper Co. Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Councilman Chamber/district: Fort Lee,NJ Incumbent: Yes First elected: 03 January 2008 Previous elective offices : Vice Chairman Democratic Party of Fort Lee, Chairman Zoning Board, Planning Board Member,Housing Authorty Member, Parking Authorty Member.I am also the President of the Fort Lee Educational Foundation. Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address Name : Kay Title : Nest I have been a resident of Fort Lee for 58 years. My wife and I are Fort Lee High School Graduates…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The deadline for filling a vacancy isn’t until Sept. 13, county officials say. And while Republican Peter B. Campbell is likely to bow out of the race, Fort Lee Council candidate Thomas Bennett says he’s “in it to the end.”
If the top Republican vote getter in Tuesday’s primary election bows out of the race for Fort Lee Borough Council, as he has said is his intention, the party has until September to fill the vacancy, an official with the Bergen County Election Division said. Republican candidates Peter B. Campbell and Thomas Bennett received more votes Tuesday—Campbell had one more vote than Bennett—than Rossana Surace, whose name was added to the ballot after Campbell and Bennett filed to run together. On the day before the election, Campbell told Patch that if he were to win, he would likely drop out of the race, and that if Surace won, he would gladly endorse her. “Nobody stepped up to run for that seat at the time of the deadline for filing so I put my …