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  • Ehrlich, Haralampoudis thank Madison community for support after election win
    MADISON – Borough Councilwoman Rachel Ehrlich and Councilman-elect Tom Haralampoudis thanked residents for their support after winning three-year terms on the Borough Council in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election. The Democratic candidates defeated Republicans Lenora Clark and Matt Van Natten in the contest for two seats on the all-Democratic governing body. Read the complete article […]
  • 2022 Election Favors the Dems With Victory
    While the official results of the election are still to come, the majority of votes have been tallied and show a strong outcome for Rachel Ehrlich, who was reelected for a second three-year term, and for candidate Tom Haralampoudis who will start serving his first term in January 2023. Unofficial results show Tom Haralampoudis with […]
  • Ehrlich and Haralampoudis Encourage All Madison Residents to Vote in 2022
    MADISON – In a prepared announcement, Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Councilwoman Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road and Madison volunteer Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road, encourage all Madison residents to vote in the 2022 General Election.  The candidates stated: “We encourage all voters – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – to make their voices heard […]
  • LETTER: In response to Madison Republican claims on climate, energy
    TO THE EDITOR: I am writing specifically in response to the letter signed “Mary Wilson/Sherwood Avenue,” which opens with the suggestion that (Republican candidates for Borough Council) Matt Van Natten and Lenora Clark should be elected “because they offer a fresh perspective, balance and will put ‘Community First,’” and which features a completely-out-of-context “quotation” from (Democratic candidate […]
  • Madison Eagle Editorial Board Endorses Ehrlich and Haralampoudis for Council
    The Madison Eagle announced their endorsement of incumbent Rachel Ehrlich and candidate Tom Haralampoudis for two council seats in the upcoming election. The following are excerpts from the Madison Eagle Endorsement: EDITORIAL: All Madison voters benefit from the Republican Party’s return to the Borough Council race this year. The two Democratic candidates, however, based on […]
  • Madison Councilmember Ehrlich and Friends of the Drew Forest Win Environmental Awards
    The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) has acknowledged the work of Borough Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich through its Municipal Leadership Award, following in the footsteps of Mayor Robert H. Conley, who won in 2021. This is an excerpt from an article that you can read in full on the Madison Eagle. In recognizing Ehrlich […]
  • NORTH JERSEY GREEN: Vote for climate this election
    Note: This is an excerpt of an article that appears on the Madison Eagle. “What is the number one thing you can do to protect the environment and tackle climate change? It’s simple: Vote for climate candidates. In all elections- from the very local all the way up to the federal level, candidates running for […]
  • Tom Haralampoudis Wants to Give Back to the Community
    In a prepared statement, candidate for Madison Borough Council, Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road, discusses his motivation for running for office years, his years of volunteerism, and his position on issues that are most important to him:  the environment, the vitality of Madison’s downtown business district, recreation, and affordable housing.    Candidate Haralampoudis said that […]
  • Eagle: Madison Democrats Ehrlich and Haralampoudis emphasize future vision, proactive approach
    This article appeared in the Madison Eagle where you can read it in its entirety. Excerpts are below. Democrats Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis emphasize having a proactive vision for the future to help Madison adapt to changes, including those brought on by its own success. Ehrlich, an architect who specializes in affordable and energy-efficient […]
  • Building a Safe and Resilient Community
    Fostering a safe, healthy, and resilient community is a topic that can unite residents and leaders behind a common goal. Working across the aisle to keep communities safe and thriving is essential to keeping Madison a desirable place to live, bring up a family, and own a business. On Monday October 17th, legislators at the […]
  • Rachel Ehrlich Points to Her Record and Vision for Madison
    In a prepared statement, Madison Borough Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road describes why she is running for re-election, her first term accomplishments, and her vision for the borough’s future.  Ehrlich’s running mate is Madison Library Trustee and Board of Health member Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road. Ms. Ehrlich stated “When my family moved here […]
  • Vote by Mail: Everything You Need
    Voting by mailed ballot is not hard, but it can be easy to mess up. We’ve got you covered with a number of resources, including photos and videos. Find it all here:
  • Democrats Point to Sound Borough Finances
    MADISON – In a prepared statement, Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road and Library Trustee and Board of Health Member Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road point to the Madison Borough Council’s record of sound fiscal management guided by the 2014 Strategic Planning guidelines, which they commit to maintain if elected. Rachel Ehrlich is running for […]
  • Issue Spotlight: Climate Change and Our Environment
    Experience and Dedication Rachel Ehrlich Tom Haralampoudis Endorsements and Accolades Leadership in Taking Action Now Featured Article: Madison Eagle: Climate action plan process continues in Madison In its coverage of the September 26 Madison Council meeting, the Madison Eagle summarized key elements of the work of the Madison Climate Action Ad Hoc Committee, chaired by […]
  • Madison Eagle: Climate action plan process continues in Madison
    In its coverage of the September 26 Madison Council meeting, the Madison Eagle summarized key elements of the work of the Madison Climate Action Ad Hoc Committee, chaired by Rachel Ehrlich, and highlighted the facts around the plan to increase renewable energy use, cut emissions and build climate resiliency in Madison. As part of this […]
  • State conservation group backs Ehrlich, Haralampoudis for Madison council
    MADISON – Citing the “importance of environmental policy in races at every level of government,” the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has endorsed Democrats Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis for Borough Council, naming them among the “environmental champions we endorsed this cycle.” “We don’t endorse candidates we don’t believe in,” said Julia Somers, New […]
  • Rachel Ehrlich Awarded Distinction from Moms Demand Action
    Council member and current Borough Council candidate Rachel Ehrlich is honored to be recognized by Moms Demand Action for her commitment to advocating for gun violence prevention. Gun violence threatens our communities and quality of life and Rachel is proud to receive this distinction for fighting for common sense policies that the overwhelming majority of […]
  • Madison Democrats Kick-off Fall Campaign
    Sunday, September 18 was a beautiful late-summer day in Madison.  It was a perfect afternoon for a picnic, as Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road and Madison volunteer Tom Haralampoudis officially kicked off their 2022 general election campaign for seats on the Madison Borough Council.  Enthusiastic campaign supporters were joined by Mayor Bob Conley, Councilmembers […]
  • Get Your Lawn Signs for Ehrlich and Haralampoudis!
    It’s that time of year– show your support for our candidates with a lawn sign. There are a few ways to do that: Signs can be displayed on your property (not in public places). MDC volunteers will pick up your sign(s) within three days after the election. If you have a Mikie Sherrill sign, feel […]
  • Ehrlich and Haralampoudis: Learn About the Candidates and Campaign
    Learn More About Our Candidates News and Press Endorsements, Distinctions, and Letters of Support
  • Vote by Mail Ballots Have Arrived
    Paper ballots (VBM ballots) have arrived in Madison mailboxes. The MDC has a wealth of information available to keep voters informed and ensure that every votes counts. Here are the key places to find out more: It is highly recommended that you return your ballot as quickly as you can via the secure drop box […]
  • Ehrlich and Haralampoudis Receive Endorsement From New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
    Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis are committed to championing sustainability and elevating climate action as a strategic priority for Madison. As an acknowledgement of that commitment, the candidates were thrilled to receive an endorsement from the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), one of just nine campaigns or candidates to receive the honor in […]
  • Rachel Ehrlich Receives Sierra Club Endorsement
    Council member and current Borough Council candidate Rachel Ehrlich is honored to be just one of only two Council candidates in New Jersey to be endorsed by the Sierra Club. In their endorsement, the Sierra Club acknowledged Ehrlich’s commitment to fighting climate change and protecting our environment: “The New Jersey Chapter is pleased to support […]
  • Ehrlich & Haralampoudis: Experience. Dedication. Moving Madison forward together.
    Our Candidates: Background, experience, and motivations for running for office. Learn more about Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich and candidate Tom Haralampoudis as they ask for your vote on November 8th. Below you can read about their experience and then their vision and priorities for Madison.
  • Democrats Announce Campaign Kick-off Picnic Sept. 18th.
    Councilmember Rachel Ehrlich and popular Madison volunteer Tom Haralampoudis together with the Madison Democratic Committee (MDC) invite the public to the Madison Democrats’ Annual Campaign Kick-off Picnic to be held on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 4 PM at the Haralampoudis home at 27 Pomeroy Road.  Ehrlich is running for re-election to the Madison […]
  • Debating the Debates: Coverage of GOP Decision to Opt Out of Engaging with Voters
    There has been excellent coverage of the decision by Republicans at the local and county level (mirroring a national trend) to opt out of non-partisan forums and debates designed to give voters access to hear directly from candidates on the local issues that matter to them. Below is a compilation of articles, editorials, and letters […]
  • EDITORIAL: No good excuse to duck a debate
    The Madison Eagle published an editorial questioning the decision of the Republican candidates to turn down the opportunity to debate in advance of the November election. An excerpt is below and the piece points out the disservice to voters and the baseless and false claim that the League of Women Voters conducts partisan candidate forums. […]
  • Republican Decision to Skip League Forum Disappointing
    There will be no public forum for the candidates for the Madison Borough Council in 2022, much to the disappointment of voters and to the detriment of democracy, as stated in a recent Madison Eagle editorial. Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Council member Rachel Ehrlich and Board of Health Member and Library Trustee Tom […]
  • Madison Dems Accept LOWV Debate Invite and Urge Republicans to Do the Same.
    The non-partisan League of Women Voters has a long history of providing voters with access to information about candidates in local elections. The MDC joins the Democratic candidates for the Madison Borough Council, Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis, in urging the Republican candidates to participate this year. You can read more about these forums on […]
  • Ehrlich and Haralampoudis Urge all Democrats to Vote on June 7
    MADISON – In a joint statement, Council member Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road and volunteer Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road urge all Madison Democrats to vote in the June 7 primary election. Ehrlich and Haralampoudis are running for the two seats on the Madison Borough Council that are up for election in November with the […]
  • Rachel Ehrlich for Council
    When my family moved to Madison in 2015, we chose Madison for its vibrant and walkable downtown and excellent school system. We were thrilled to move to a lively neighborhood with sidewalks, a bike lane, and welcoming neighbors. Seven years later, we love that Madison, the “#1 Best Town in New Jersey” is a strong […]
  • Tom Haralampoudis for Council
    In 1992, my wife, Christina, and I chose to make Madison our home.  Five children, two dogs and a lovely home with great neighbors later, we are sure we made the right decision. Madison continues to offer us so much as a community. It is close enough to NYC to commute to work, has a […]
  • Democrats and Republicans Both Put Forth Two Candidates for Council
    According to the Madison Eagle, joining the MDC-endorsed candidates will be Matthew Van Natten, of Ridgedale Avenue, and Lenora Clark, of Seven Oaks Circle who are both are first-time candidates. Read more in our announcement about Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis, the experienced MDC candidates both with proven track records. Stay tuned for more information […]
  • Madison Democrats Endorse Rachel Ehrlich and Tom Haralampoudis for Madison Council
    Madison Democratic Committee (MDC) co-chairs, Alix Jennings and Christine Preston, announced that “following an extensive vetting process, MDC district representatives and elected officials voted to endorse Council member Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road and long-time Madison volunteer Tom Haralampoudis of Pomeroy Road for the Democratic nomination for the Madison Borough Council.” Two seats on the […]
  • The MDC Expresses Support for Ukraine
    We hope all countries and people who cherish democracy will do their utmost to push back against this Russian aggression, and help to restore an independent, democratic Ukraine.
  • The MDC Has Big Plans for 2022. We Invite You to Join Us.
    Be a part of making democracy happen! Join the MDC for informational sessions on January 19th and 24th about the role of Council Members and the election process. 2022 is going to be an important (if not critical) election year for our country. As Democrats, we will all be working hard to ensure that our […]
  • Coen & Range Sworn Into Council; Baillie Thanked for Years of Service.
    At the Madison Borough Council reorganization meeting Monday January 3rd, Democrats Debra Coen and Eric Range began three-year terms on the Borough Council. Coen was reelected to her position and Range is serving his first term. Also at the meeting, Bob Landrigan was voted in as President of the Council. In attendance also were State […]
  • Madison Democratic Committee Withdraws Support for County Commissioner Candidate.
    MADISON – The Madison Democratic Committee (MDC) strongly believes in the importance of transparency and honesty from candidates seeking to represent us at all levels. Regretfully the MDC, in consultation with our members, has withdrawn support of A.J. Oliver for Morris County Commissioner. Oliver, it was revealed, was concealing his active and vocal anti-choice support […]
  • Coen and Range Urge Madison Voters to Vote in 2021
    MADISON – In a joint statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue urge all Madison registered voters to vote in the 2021 General Election.  (Registration for voting in the 2021 Election closed on October 12.) “At the local level, the elections for seats on the […]
  • Bottle Hill 2021: Great Day to be a Dem!
    Bottle Hill day returned to downtown Madison, after a year off due to COVID. Always a popular and well-attended event, the perfect weather made it an even bigger success. The MDC booth had a steady stream of visitors, checking out our candidates, Deb Coen and Eric Range, and getting excited to cast their vote in […]
  • What is on the Ballot for Nov 2021?
    New Jersey Voters will cast their votes on two Constitutional Amendments. Be prepared with some background information on each: New Jersey Raffle Money for Organizations Amendment This Amendment had unanimous bipartisan support and a “yes” vote supports allowing all organizations that are permitted to hold raffles to keep the raffle proceeds to support themselves. Currently, […]
  • Madison Democrats Kick-off Fall Campaign
    MADISON – Sunday, September 19 was a beautiful fall day in Madison.  It was a perfect afternoon for a picnic, as Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range Belleau Avenue officially kicked-off their 2021 general election campaign for seats on the Madison Borough Council.  Enthusiastic campaign supporters were joined […]
  • Democrats Invited All to Campaign Kick-Off Picnic Sunday Sept. 19th.
    MADISON –Councilwoman Debra Coen and Madison Board of Health President Eric Range together with the Madison Democratic Committee (MDC) invite the public to the Madison Democrats’ Annual Campaign Kick-off Picnic to be held on Sunday, September 19 from 12:30 to 3 PM at the home of Marianne McConnell at 142 Ridgedale Avenue.  Ms. Coen is […]
  • Democrats Support Commissioner Candidates at Summer Social
    MADISON – It was a perfect late July evening when Madison Democrats gathered in the backyard of Ann and Herm Huber’s historic Maple Avenue home for their annual summer social.  Unlike last year, when the Democrats had to settle on a pandemic-mandated virtual event, everyone got to celebrate together in-person on the 24th. Also, different […]
  • Madison Eagle: Coen, Range win Democratic primary race in Madison Borough
    The Madison Eagle Published the article below about the Democratic Primary. Please note that there is an important correction to the article. There were a total of 32 Republican write-ins across all districts and mail-in/provisional ballots. At this time, no single district had enough write-ins to qualify to be on the ballot in November. MADISON– […]
  • Deb Coen Wins Bid for Re-Election with First-Time Candidate Eric Range
    In a contested Democratic primary, Councilwoman Deb Coen and Board of Health President Eric Range received the top two count of votes and will be on the ballot for the General election on November 2nd. Full details of the June 8th election can be viewed on the Election Night Reporting website. The official election results […]
  • Deb Coen and Eric Range Say “Thank you” to All Voters, Following Their Primary Win.
    TO THE EDITOR: We strongly believe that every voter should be heard and every vote counts. So we wanted to take a brief moment to thank not only those who cast their votes for us, but also each and everyone who voted in the June 8th primary. Madison Democratic voter turnout was more than double […]
  • Coen and Range Urge all Democrats to Cast Their Votes on June 8
    MADISON – In a joint statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue urge all Madison Democrats to vote in the June 8 primary election. Coen and Range are running in a contested primary for the two seats on the Borough Council that are up for […]
  • Team Coen and Range Point to Records of Accomplishment
    In a joint statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue point to their records of accomplishment in borough government.  Coen is running for reelection to the Madison Borough Council in 2021, and Range is running for his first term.  Together, they are running as a […]
  • Three Madison Dems square off in League sponsored debate
    From the Madison Eagle: MADISON – Three Democratic candidates vying for two seats on the Madison Borough Council squared off on a variety of issues in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area on Tuesday, May 11. The possibility of Drew University selling off portions of its forested land for […]
  • Team Coen and Range Announce Campaign Priorities
    In a joint statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street and Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue highlight their campaign priorities for the 2021 Borough Council campaign in advance of the contested primary on June 8th.  Coen is running for reelection in 2021, and Range is running for his first term on […]
  • LETTER: Vote for Coen and Range for Madison Council
    TO THE EDITOR: I became a member of the Madison Board of Health in January 2020, obviously unaware of what the coming year would be like. Within three months of my start, the worst pandemic in a century hit Madison. During my first year on the board, I served along with Eric Range, the president […]
  • May Day, Madison Dems-Style
    May Day was back on the events calendar May 1st, much to the delight of many, including perennial (get what we did there?!) volunteers and MDC candidates Deb Coen and Eric Range. The day was filled with reminders of why it’s so great to live in Madison. Deb and Eric managed to hit many favorites […]
  • How Do I Know if I’m Getting a Ballot in the Mail?
    You can always contact the Clerk’s office to be 100% sure, but a quick way to check is to log into, or sign up for a My Voter Record account. Once you have logged into your account, click on the Mail-in Ballot History link: Next, take a look at what it says under “Ballot request […]
  • League of Women Voters to Hold Virtual Candidates Forum May 11th
    On Tuesday, May 11th 2021 at 7pm, the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area will host a virtual candidates forum between three candidates running for the democratic nomination for two Council Seats in the June 8th primary. The Madison Democratic Committee candidates, Deb Coen and Eric Range, will be joined by fellow Democrat […]
  • Get Ready for the June 8th Primary
    Here are key details to make sure you are ready to vote: Make Sure You Are Eligible to Vote Visit the ATNJ voter page for the latest information. Check that you are registered to vote. You must have a party affiliation of Democrat or Republican to vote, since NJ has closed primaries. You can lookup […]
  • NJ June 8th Primary to be In-Person for Most
    Governor Murphy announced in a March 22nd briefing that this year’s primary on June 8th will be largely in-person for most, with polling stations open and voters able to use voting machines. Many registered voters in New Jersey will NOT receive a mail-in ballot for the June 8th Primary Election unless they have previously applied […]
  • Eric Range to Join Debra Coen in Race for Madison Council
    In a prepared statement, Councilwoman Debra Coen of Hoyt Street announced that she will be running with Board of Health President Eric Range of Belleau Avenue for election to the Madison Borough Council in 2021.  The candidates will appear together on the Morris County Democratic Committee, Inc. line on the June 8th Primary ballot. “We […]
  • John Hoover and Bob Landrigan Sworn in at Reorganization Meeting.
    At the Saturday January 2nd, 2021 Borough Reorganization Meeting, John Hoover and Bob Landrigan were sworn in during a mostly virtual meeting. Both democratic candidates won in a decisive victory in November. Congratulations to them both and thank you for serving Madison.
  • Madison Democrat Carmela Vitale Recognized for Years of Service.
    From the Madison Eagle: MADISON – Former Borough Council President Carmela Vitale was honored and congratulated at the annual Madison Reorganization meeting Saturday, Jan. 2. Vitale, a Democrat, served on the Borough Council for five full three-year terms, beginning when she was first elected in 2002. She was inspired to get involved with the council after […]
  • Democrats John Hoover and Bob Landrigan Victorious in 2020 Election.
    Election Results are Official. The Morris County Board of Elections has certified the 2020 election and the two Democrats, John Hoover and Bob Landrigan, won by healthy margins of nearly 1,000 votes each. The primarily paper ballot election showed a very high turnout of 77%, up from 73% in 2016. The final results for Madison […]
  • Preparing for Election Night: Why We Shouldn’t Count on a Winner Declared.
    Traditionally, election night is eagerly anticipated as the payoff for the hopes and dreams of candidates locally and nationally. The MDC’s election night party typically features election results being processed in real-time and last year we had our winners by 9 pm. There is no such guarantee this year, for any election. If you want […]
  • Timeline for Elections to be Certified
    Even if a winner is declared in the Presidential Election in the coming weeks, that doesn’t mean it’s official. Here is the timeline: ASAP, no later than December 14, 2020: Governors’ Ascertainment of Results. The executive of each state is required to certify his/her ascertainment of the state’s election results to the Archivist of the […]
  • Madison Eagle Endorses Hoover and Landrigan for Council
    EDITORIAL: Hoover and Landrigan for Madison Council We enthusiastically endorse Democratic Councilman John Hoover and his running-mate, former Councilman Robert Landrigan, in the election to two seats on the Madison Borough Council. It’s hard to believe Hoover is completing his first term on the council – he’s contributed so much he seems like an incumbent […]
  • Hoover and Landrigan Encourage Madison Voters to Return Their Paper Ballots Promptly
    MADISON – In a prepared announcement, Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, John Hoover of Overlook Drive and Bob Landrigan of Green Village Road, encourage all Madison residents to complete their paper ballots promptly and return them as quickly as possible.  The candidates remind voters that “every registered voter in Madison should have received a […]
  • Local Madison Resident Target of Republican Congressional Candidate Rosemary Becchi.
    Articles on Madison Patch and in Politico have revealed a deliberate attempt by Congressional candidate Rosemary Becchi to intimidate a local Madison resident for his comments on her campaign’s social media accounts. These actions are both a threat to the 1st amendment that protects freedom of speech and also an unsettling insight into the character […]
  • Democrats Disappointed When Republicans Decline to Participate in Candidate Forum
    MADISON – In a joint prepared statement, Madison Councilman John Hoover and former Councilman Bob Landrigan express their concern that the Republican’s withdrawal from the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum will leave voters uninformed: We regretfully report that there will be no Candidates Forum for the Madison Borough Council election this year.  The Morristown Area League of Women […]
  • Democrats Highlight Sound and Compassionate Municipal Budget
    MADISON – In a joint prepared statement, Madison Councilman John Hoover and former Councilman Bob Landrigan point to a 2020 municipal budget that is both “fiscally sound and compassionate.” John Hoover of Overhill Drive is running for a second three-year term on the council. Bob Landrigan served two terms on the council before deciding not […]
  • Madison Dems Welcome Mikie Sherrill to #1 Best Places to Live in NJ
    Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), made a visit to Madison on Sunday, September 14th. The live concert in front of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts was the main attraction, but the visit included stops to local businesses like San Francisco Mercantile, Tons of Toys, and Sunday Motor Company. While touring Madison, recently named the #1 Best […]
  • Democrats Point to Benefits of Open Space Fund
    MADISON – In a joint prepared statement, Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Councilman John Hoover of Overhill Drive and former Councilman Bob Landrigan of Green Village Road express their continuing support of the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund and maintenance of the Municipal Open Space Tax at its present rate.  Hoover […]
  • New Online Voter Registration Launches in NJ
    The brand new NJ online voter registration site was launched on Friday September 4th. Those looking register need to do so by October 13th and will need a valid driver’s license, an identification card issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or their Social Security number. The motor vehicle documentation is used to establish a signature. […]
  • Democrats Point to Sustainable Infrastructure Investment
    MADISON – In a joint prepared statement, Democratic candidates for the Madison Borough Council, Councilman John Hoover of Overhill Drive and former Councilman Bob Landrigan of Green Village Road point to the borough’s program of sustainable infrastructure investment, which continues to be a major win for Madison residents.  Mr. Landrigan observed: “When I was first […]
  • Dems are For Opening Up Responsibly
    MADISON – In a prepared statement, Madison Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, former Councilman Bob Landrigan of Green Village Road and Councilman John Hoover of Overhill Drive, express support for the careful reopening of businesses and for the measures that the town and community have taken to help those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
  • General Election 2020 FAQ
    Below is the latest information available for election 2020. It will be updated frequently. Visit other MDC pages and ATNJ for more information about voting: On Friday, August 14, 2020  Governor Phil Murphy announced that the General Election in New Jersey this November will employ primarily a paper ballot system. Who will get a ballot? […]
  • Governor Murphy Announces November’s General Election Will Be Conducted Mostly Through Mail-In Ballots
    After the success with a largely vote by mail primary, Governor Murphy announced Friday August 14th that the general election will also be a hybrid, with automatic mailing of ballots to all voters and limited in-person voting options. Here are the key highlights from this CNBC article: New Jersey will send mail-in ballots to all […]
  • Madison’s 2020 Primary Delivers Strong Showing for Dems
    After all the votes were counted, Madison Democratic candidates John Hoover and Bob Landrigan received more than twice as many votes as their Republican rivals Michael Dailey and Mackaella Goodwin. Full results can be seen on the County Elections website. John Hoover received 2,055 votes and Bob Landrigan tallied 2,081 votes. This compares to 949 […]
  • Madison Dems Celebrate 2020 Candidates Virtually
    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 […]
  • Surprise Special Guests Celebrate MDC 2020 Candidates at Virtual Event
    The Madison Democratic Committee honored its 2020 candidates for Borough Council on Friday July 31st with a virtual wine tasting event. Dozens of supporters gathered via Zoom and heard about the important priorities and vision from current Councilman John Hoover and former Councilman Bob Landrigan. Also honored was Cary Amaro who is running for Morris […]
  • The MDC Invites You to Join Us for a Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting Event
    Ann and Herm Huber invite you to a Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting with a Sommelier in Honor of Madison Council Member John Hoover & Madison Council Candidate Bob Landrigan • Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (via Zoom)• $55 per ticket which includes a wine and food kit, delivered right to your door […]
  • Borough candidate Bob Landrigan: Unaffiliated Voters Should Get your VBM applications in the mail by June 27th
    For more information on the upcoming primary, visit our Primary 2020 page.
  • Governor Murphy Announces a Largely Vote by Mail Primary for July 7th
    During his Friday briefing, NJ Governor Murphy shared that the delayed NJ primary, now scheduled for July 7th, will be almost entirely by through vote by mail ballots. In his plan, he shared that Registered Democrats and Republicans will automatically receive postage-paid vote by mail ballots, and unaffiliated and inactive voters will get a postage-paid […]
  • Mayor Announces COVID-19 Crisis Response Toolkit
    At the March 30 Madison Borough Council Meeting, Mayor Bob Conley introduced a package of measures, that he is calling Madison’s COVID-19 Crisis Response Toolkit.  Taken together, these measures are designed to help Madison residents and businesses cope with the financial devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and reassure our community during these uncertain times. […]
  • Mayor and Council Sworn in by Governor Murphy
    The Madison Mayor and Council’s annual Reorganization Meeting took place on Sunday, Jan. 5. and Mayor Bob Conley was sworn in for his third term, Councilwoman Maureen Byrne for her second term and Councilwoman Rachel Ehrlich for her first term. Conducting the swearing in was New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The following is the full […]
  • Madison Democrats Endorse Mikie Sherrill for Re-election to Congress
    MADISON – At their January 2nd meeting, members of the Madison Democratic Committee (co-chaired by Christine Preston and Alix Jennings) formally endorsed Mikie Sherrill for re-election in 2020 to Congress, representing New Jersey’s 11th District in the House of Representatives.   Congresswoman Sherrill has also been invited to speak at the Committee’s annual Madison Meets Forum […]
  • From Madison Patch: 20 Questions: Get To Know Madison Mayor Robert Conley
    Want to know what scary movies still gives Bob Conley nightmares? That answer and more is revealed in this week’s 20 Questions on Patch. Here we have Madison Mayor Robert Conley. Full Name: Robert H Conley Profession: Retired YMCA Professional Town of residence: Madison Education: BA Mathematics Kean University Family members: Wife – Margo; Sons – Chris and Jack; Grew […]
  • Madison Democrats thank supporters for ‘vote of confidence’
    MADISON – In a joint statement, Democrats Mayor Robert Conley of Brittin Street, Borough Councilwoman Maureen Byrne of Albright Circle and Councilwoman-elect Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road are thanking their supporters “for the vote of confidence that led to a sweep in the Madison municipal elections” on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Read this story on the Madison […]
  • Election Night Victory
    Tuesday was a day of last-minute vote by mail vote-chasing and nervous energy as voters hit the polls.  By the end of the evening, there were cheers, high fives and hugs as the entire Madison Dem slate had decisive wins.  While provisional and VBM ballots mailed on election day had not yet been counted, the […]
  • 2019 Official Results (Updated): Victory for Conley, Byrne and Ehrlich
    Strong victory for Madison Dems *Results updated with official numbers on 11/17/19)* Official results show Mayor Bob Conley came out well ahead of his Republican challenger, former Councilman Rob Catalanello. Bob becomes only the second mayor to serve more than two terms since the first Mayor of Madison, Mayor Albright. Bob received 2,705 (61%) votes […]
  • Governor Murphy Joins Madison Dems to Get Out the Vote
    Governor Murphy joined the Madison Democrats at the Super Saturday Get Out the Vote rally. Dozens of volunteers mobilized to fan out across Madison and remind our neighbors that their vote matters. The Governor took a few minutes to recognize the “extraordinary leadership” in Madison. This short video clip has some of his remarks: Governor […]
  • Democrats Remind All Madison Residents to Vote on November 5
    Read this article on the Madison Eagle. MADISON – In a prepared announcement, Mayor Bob Conley of Brittin Street and Democratic candidates for Madison Borough Council, Councilwoman Maureen Byrne of Albright Circle and Madison Planning Board member Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road, urged all Madison voters to vote on November 5.  The candidates stated: “We […]
  • Gov Murphy to Knock on Doors with Madison Democratic Candidates
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  • Mayor Bob Conley Points to Accomplishments in Office and Future Plans
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  • Madison Candidates to Debate the Issues on Oct 23rd.
    Join us at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Democrat and Republican candidates for the offices of mayor and borough council will come together to debate the issues on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm in the Madison Community Arts Center at Rose Hall . This event is open to the public, who will […]
  • Maureen Byrne Wants to Maintain Madison’s Quality of Life
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  • Bottle Hill Day 2019: Great Day to Be a Dem
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  • Conley, Byrne, Ehrlich Share Priorities and Goals for Campaign
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  • Letter: The facts don’t support fear of immigrants
    Madison resident William Cole writes in the August 16 Eagle that the welcoming resolution offers an opportunity “to learn the lessons from the past and avoid being part of an embarrassing footnote in our own local history.”
  • Letter: Madison embodies the spirit of the Statue of Liberty
    Madison resident writes in the August 16 Eagle about the welcoming community resolution as “a very real testimony to the Statue of Liberty.”