Ballot Positions for Municipal Candidates Determined

Four candidates are running for three open Township Council seats

It only took a few minutes Thursday morning to determine where Manchester's candidates for the nonpartisan Township Council will appear on the ballot come Nov. 6. 

William N. Peck, whose slogan is "Your Conservative for a Better Manchester," was selected through a drawing to appear in column A in the ballot section for municipal council candidates. Column B will feature the "Continued Good Government" candidates Samuel F. Fusaro, Jr., James A. Vaccaro and Charles L. Frattini, Sr.

The four candidates are running for three open Township Council seats. Completed petitions were due to the the clerk's office by Sept. 4 and by the next day were certified.

The ballot positions selected Thursday, the date mandated by the New Jersey Division of Elections for nonpartisan contests, will be sent to the Ocean County Clerk's office through certified mail, said Deputy Clerk Jodi Pellicano, who presided over the drawing. 

Peck and Vacarro were on hand for the drawing and shook hands after the ballot positions were determined. 

Fusaro, who lives on Brandon Road in Holly Oaks, previously served on the council from 1990 to 2006 and is finishing the term of retired council member Kenneth Vanderziel. Current council members Warren Reiter, who has served since 2008, and Frederick Trutkoff, a member since 2004, . 

Peck lives on Hannibal Street in the township's Pine Lake Park section, Vaccaro lives on Gabriella Circle in the Renaissance Community and Frattini resides on Chatham Lane in Leisure Village West. Fusaro, Vaccaro and Frattini . 

Though residents from many municipalities throughout the state — including Lakehurst— voted in primary elections earlier in June, that process is unnecessary in Manchester since the government has operated without political affiliations since 1990 following a corruption scandal.

Manchester residents voted last November . With that change, the New Jersey Division of Elections states that Sept. 4 is the deadline for nonpartisan candidates to file to be voted on in the November general election. The terms of Manchester's elected officials set to expire in July 2012 were extended six months, through December, to accommodate the election date change.

ballyjduf September 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM
three other candidates were pretty much given a "nod" from the mayor and others were discouraged from running. i believe it , mikey is out of control . he thinks he owns manchester , the funny thing is he has . He's a bully not a leader . they are going after the bullies in the schools , why not goverment . WE NEED TO VOTE OUT ALL THE "MIKEY GOOD OLD BOYS "
ballyjduf September 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I guess mikey is right he owns you . every comment about him you delete . Originally, the First Amendment applied only to the federal government.
ballyjduf September 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Ballots are far from finished at the County, District, and State level...fireworks since last week over Third Party Candidates' rights. The Democratic-Republican Party has filed suit to compel their bracketing request and slogan be complied with in law on this year's ballot. Ocean County Freeholder Candidates Scott Neuman and Tracy M. Caprioni, District 4 Congressional Candidate Len Marshall, District 3 Congressional Candidate Frederick John LaVergne ("your's, truly"), and Senate Candidate Eugene M. LaVergne, esq. are the "Democratic-Republican" candidates on your ballot. Stay tuned. It seems that one of the major parties has failed to "poll" in the primary election (failed to have 10% of their constituents (as calculated by the total number of ballots cast in the 2011 NJ Assembly Election) actually show up and vote this past June...not a small "miss", either - the requirement was 267,000 statewide - they failed by over 50,000 voters. They "tried" to count the ballots for President, Vice President, Senator, Congressman, Freeholder, Mayor, and (even dog catcher, apparently) as individual ballots/persons, rather than as a single voter. Nice try. It would seem this has gone on on both sides of the aisle for years, to perpetuate the myth of two-party dominance. The other party just ditched their original freeholder candidates, who were apparently place-holders, all along. If you're not offended, you're not paying attention. Vote them all out, and seek a new direction.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Our post on the "Change the Rules" pledge was deleted. EVERYONE needs to know about this. Go to Change The Rules dot Org. to find out what it's about.


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