Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morris County Women's Republican Club hosting annual forum on May 21 in Morristown.
Looking for answers from Republican Morris County Freeholder and County Clerk candidates before heading to the polls? Now you’ll have a chance to lob your queries at all of them in one place. On Tuesday, May 21, the Morris County Women’s Republican Club, along with the Morris Township Republican County Committee, will join forces to host a night with all the candidates. “The public will have the opportunity to write questions on postcards that will be asked by the moderator to all candidates in the appropriate category,” the Women’s Republican Club said in a statement. The event will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Morristown at 39 Maple Avenue at 7 p.m. Candidates will make themselves available after the forum as well, the statement said.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Appeals court ruling issued just before filing deadline causes confusion; Lyon running unopposed as a result for unexpired seat
Ten Republicans, and four Democrats have filed petitions with the Morris County Clerk’s Office seeking their party’s nominations for two, 3-year seats on the Morris County Board of Freeholders. And another Republican, incumbent William “Hank” Lyon of Montville, who took office less than a month ago to fill an unexpired term, will run unopposed to hold onto term seat for the two years it has left. But that's in part because a court's last-minute ruling about Lyon's status—just hours before Monday's filing deadline for candidates—caused confusion among would-be candidates. Confusion from the Court Lyon was put in office after a state appeals court removed incumbent Margaret Nordstrom from office in February, setting up a special county …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Towaco resident says he may run unopposed at Republican County Committee convention.
William "Hank" Lyon said Wednesday he has heard there's a good chance he will be running unopposed when the Republican County Committee votes to fill a vacant seat previously held by Margaret Nordstrom, though he's still waiting to hear officially whether Nordstrom will be vying to return to the seat after an appellate court removed her from the position. Nordstrom, a Long Valley resident, has cleaned out her office in the county administrative building and told the Observer-Tribune it's time to move on, according to the newspaper. But Lyon, a Towaco resident, said he still hasn't heard from Nordstrom if she is bowing out of the contest. She previously said she would try to be returned to the seat at the convention. Nordstrom couldn't be …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Those who worked with former legislator said they will miss her powerful presence, hearty laugh and engaging stories.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Those who worked with Carol Murphy, the former Morris County freeholder, District 26 assemblywoman and Board of Public Utilities commissioner who died Wednesday at the age of 78, said they will miss her powerful presence, hearty laugh and engaging stories. Murphy was a "leader among leaders," a champion for people in need and a valuable mentor who was a public servant for more than two decades, friends said. Dick Stern, who served with Murphy on the Montville Township Planning Board and Township Committee, where she first served as a public official and became the first woman to serve on the town governing body, said she kept the board in line. "She was truly one of a kind!" he said. "Above all, a friend." Leanna Brown, Former State …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Patch asked each to answer a questionnaire. Here is how they answered.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
After a dispute in the Republican primary left the incumbent as the GOP's candidate, the race for a Morris County Freeholder seat in the Nov. 8 election pits Margaret Nordstrom (R-Long Valley) against Truscha Quatrone (D-Montville). Patch asked each candidate to fill out the questionnaire below. Here are their responses. Age: 63 Occupation: Freeholder Previous elected or appointed positions: Washington Township Committeeperson, 1991-2002; Mayor, 1994-99; Vice Mayor, 1992-93, 2001; NJ State Planning Commission, 2000-02; NJ Clean Air Council 1998-2000 Current elected or appointed positions: Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, September 1999-present (Freeholder Director, 2006-2008; Freeholder Deputy Director, 2004-05); NJ Historic …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Montville Republican hopes to win a spot on the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
In the Lyon household, conservative values and politics were always important. "Politics was always dinner-table discussion," said William "Hank" Lyon, the Montville 23-year-old who, unless a recount says differently, ousted veteran Republican Morris County freeholder Margaret Nordstrom in Tuesday's primary. If the results stand, Lyon will face Democrat and fellow Montville resident, Truscha Quatrone, in November's general election. Lyon, who works in his family's business, a chain of Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants and Maggie Moo's ice cream shops, with locations in Rockaway, Hasbrouck Heights, New Brunswick and even some in New York state, said he has been "blessed to have that type of experience." He also said his experience operating …