The Madison Democratic Committee held an exciting virtual wine tasting fundraiser on Friday July 31st, hosted by Ann and Herm Huber of Maple Avenue. The event brought together dozens of supporters, who enjoyed expert guidance in selecting and evaluating wines, and successfully pairing them with the perfect nibbles. The event was held in honor of our 2020 candidates for borough council: John Hoover and Bob Landrigan. Joining John and Bob were Mayor Bob Conley, Morris County Freeholder candidate Cary Amaro and MCDC Chairman Chip Robinson.
Mayor Conley kicked off the event by reminding us of the importance of this election: “Looking towards November, an often-used line is ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ and in a way every new election is the most important since we can’t change past elections. Well guess what, this is the most important election of our lifetime,”
Mayor Conley continued: “So while we must start at home by working to reelect Cory Booker, and Mikie Sherril, who serve us so well in Washington, to electing Cary Amaro and of course reelecting John Hoover and returning Bob Landrigan to the Madison Borough Council, we all must also commit to supporting elections in battleground states. Pick a race and please support candidates who will elect qualified judges, fight for health care and get our country back on the right track”.
MCDC Chairman Chip Robinson and shared his support for Madison Dems ticket: “I was happy to join the Madison Democrats in support of the Landrigan and Hoover team. Both candidates have years of experiencing in serving Madison and promoting the best interests of the community. I look forward to supporting their campaign all the way through to victory on November 3rd”.
Morris Country Freeholder candidate Cary Amaro reminded guests of the importance of fighting hard to support the entire Democratic ticket to get the first Democrat elected as Freeholder in generations: “We need a fiscally conservative budget along with ensuring county services, which span from planning and preservation, human services, higher education, law, and public safety, are efficiently serving the community.” And she shared with attendees her excitement to “bring my expertise to the Freeholder board and to represent every resident of Morris County”.
As a surprise, attendees were treated to video messages of support from Senator Cory Booker and Representative Mikie Sherill.
Supporters were feeling exuberant as John Hoover took the virtual microphone. Councilman Hoover shared: “I am so pleased to be running with Bob Landrigan who has done so much for Madison. But I will miss sharing the Council table with Carmela Vitale. She has been a tireless advocate for all things Madison and a formidable contributor to everything that comes across the Council table. Carmela, you will be missed”.
Mr. Hoover continued: “The primary reason people come to Madison and stay in Madison is because of our sense of Community. Once we strap on our Council boots, we commit to serve ALL of the residents of Madison”.
Councilman Hoover continued with a highlight of the team’s priorities which include actions to stop racism and continue to develop our sense of community of equal acceptance, ensure Madison’s continued strong financial position, maintain our envious electric and water utilities, keep our police and fire departments at the top of their game, demonstrate leadership and progress against environmental and sustainability goals, and focus on the needs of our senior community.
Mayor Conley summed up why the experience and dedication of our 2020 candidates bring such enthusiasm as we lead up to the November 3rd election: “Our two candidates define what it means to give back to a community. Whether it’s the Farmers Market, Tri-town 55+ or host of other activities, John Hoover gives endless hours to Madison and he has given even more on the Council,”
Mayor Conley concluded, “And it’s great to have Bob Landrigan back. He gave so much time to Madison through the Ambulance Corps and as our OEM director, in the latter role securing FEMA dollars after Sandy and other weather disasters. He gave us two great terms on the Council and after a sabbatical he is ready to do it again”.