Thank you the Observer Tribune for their endorsement! Read below.
In the township, Inganamort is trying for his first run at elected office while Moore has been a longtime school board member.
While he may be new to local politics, Inganamort has an interesting resume of involvement on the national level. He worked for a few years in the office of former Rep. Scott Garrett and helped with President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004. Inganamort also has financial skills that he applies as the managing principal at a Morristown-based firm that develops policy solutions for New Jersey foundations. Locally, Inganamort wants to boost shared services and improve the athletic fields next to the Black River Middle School, both worthy goals.
As an indication of the support he has on the council, Moore was picked to fill the balance of the term created after Matt Cass resigned in the spring. Moore has lived in town since 1980 and has broad experience as chairman of the Planning Board. He also serves on the Board of Adjustment and is a past president of the Chester Board of Education. Owner of a small business, Moore has the experience and savvy to keep costs down.
Inganamort and Moore will be strong additions to the council. We endorse them for election to the Chester Township Council.
It has been raining buckets today, but not enough to stop Assemblyman Anthony Bucco and Mike from talking with Chester Township voters at their doors. Once again, we heard from many voters who would like to leave New Jersey on account of the high taxes. Thanks for coming out, enduring the rain, and hearing this important message, Assemblyman!
One of the highlights of this race has been the opportunity to campaign alongside Carlos Rendo, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor. For Carlos to make a detour in his busy campaign schedule to visit us in Chester was, therefore, especially meaningful.
Carlos and Mike worked together on Senator Marco Rubio's campaign for president, spending time in New Hampshire and Florida in support of the candidate. They later co-hosted a New Jersey fundraiser for Senator Rubio's re-election campaign. Those experiences provided a glimpse of Carlos's tremendous loyalty and determination, which have once again shined this year. We're all in, Carlos!
Check out the below excerpts from the Observer Tribune's coverage of our race. You can also click here for the full article.
Campaigning suits Chester Township Council candidates
Mike Inganamort has more experience working for campaigns than being the focus of one. However, the Chester Township Republican has found that running his own campaign and getting out to talk to voters suits him. [...]
“People enjoy being engaged,’’ Inganamort said. “The first time you ring the doorbell and people look at you in suspicion and think what are you trying to sell me or are you trying to convert me to something. When I tell them I am running for town council, people start to engage. [...] [P]eople find it interesting that...people still go door to door in this age of technology and everything else. I’ve had so many good conversations on people’s doorsteps.’’
Big thanks to everyone who attended last night's Chester Professional Networking Night. The event was even bigger and more productive than our committee anticipated - and there was a lot of enthusiasm to do something like this again in the future.
Observer Tribune: Chester Township meet-and-greet brings business people together
It’s not often a municipality hosts a business networking night but that is what the township did in a meeting at the Barn in Chester on Thursday, Oct. 19. A total of 52 business people engaged in a wide variety of professions attended the township’s first professional networking night to meet, exchange ideas and pursue opportunities for collaboration. The meet and greet was the first event held by the township’s Marketing and Communications Committee. By all accounts it seemed to be a success as attendees met with each other, exchanged business cards and undoubtedly found out that they were neighbors or had some other bond to go along with living or working in Chester. Click here for the full article.
Pumpkins on the front porch are great, but it's just not fall until your lawn is adorned with one of our snazzy yard signs.
Stop by the Chester Library at 6:00pm TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 18th) to pick up one or more signs from this year's Republican ticket. And if you can't make it, just let us know and we'll do our best to drop one off for you.
A great way to kick off a campaign weekend is with a packed house for Senator Tony Bucco, Assemblymen Michael Patrick Carroll & Anthony M. Bucco, and our next Lt. Governor Carlos A. Rendo at the District 25 Republican Campaign Headquarters. We're going to deliver big margins for the whole ticket in Chester Township this year.
It was also helpful to compare notes with the rest of the West Morris ticket. For our neighbors to the east and west, check out Council candidates Rick Blood in Mendham Township and Matt Murello in Washington Township. These are two solid candidates who I look forward to working with next year and beyond.
Daily Record: Morris GOP open campaign office in Rockaway
Great to have Senator Tony Bucco and Assemblyman Anthony Bucco join us for breakfast at the Chester American Legion this morning.
We're fueled up for a busy day!
On Saturday, September 16th, be sure to stop by the Municipal Open House at 1 Parker Road between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Meet and greet many of the hard working employees of Chester Township; learn about Health Department programs, recycling programs, and construction permits; find out how you can get your water tested; and sign-up to receive newsletters and emergency communications. You can even have your child safety seats checked. There will be displays, handouts, free refreshments, and prizes. See you there!
On Tuesday, September 19th, consider stopping by the regularly-scheduled Council meeting at which our Marketing & Communications Committee will present some interesting data on Chester Township's real estate market. Are home values up or down? How long do homes sit on the market? How do list prices compare to purchase prices? We'll have all the answers on Tuesday night.
As hosts to New Jersey's biggest and best craft show, our friends in Chester Borough and the Historic Chester Business Association pulled off another great event this past weekend, and the beautiful weather certainly helped. We spent Saturday and Sunday checking out the vendors on Municipal Field and all along Main Street. We've been visiting the craft show since we were kids, but we have even more appreciation for all the hard work that goes into it now.
Special thanks, also, to the Chester Volunteer Fire Company for their silent color guard on Monday, September 11th in honor of the victim's of the 9/11 attacks. A moving tribute and important tradition.