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Request Filed for Recount of Springfield Township Committee Election

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release                                                                                                December 8, 2012

Request Filed for Recount of Springfield Township Committee Election

On Friday, December 7, 2012, the required paperwork was filed with the Superior Court of New Jersey in Union County requesting a recount of the ballots cast for the four candidates for the office of Member of Township Committee.

The Union County Board of Elections certified the results on November 26, 2012, twenty days after the election, declaring David Barnett and Margaret Bandrowski the winners by a very narrow margin.  However, since Election Day on November 6, the unofficial election results have changed and voters have come forward with concerns about voting irregularities.  Additionally, many untraditional ballots were cast by mail, fax, electronically and provisionally that have caused variations in the final count.

Springfield Republican Committee Chairman Harold Poltrock commented, “We owe it to the voters to ensure the accuracy of the results.”  More than 7,000 residents voted this year.  While there was a difference of nearly 700 votes in Springfield at the top of the ticket for the presidential race, just five votes affect the outcome of the local results.

Candidates for Township Committee Jerry Fernandez and Marc Krauss issued a joint statement, “When such a small number of votes will decide who takes office for the next three years, this recount is important to verify the results so residents have confidence in the outcome of this most unusual election.  We did not take this decision lightly but we hope this process is quickly concluded to give everyone closure and allow the Township Committee to have a smooth transition into 2013.  We are most grateful to those who stood by us throughout the years and continue to support us.”

Fernandez and Krauss are being represented by attorney James M. Foerst of Spector Foerst & Associates.

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Toast and Roast of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

SAVE THE DATE!
Join
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean
Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz
and
Union County GOP Chair Phil Morin

with
Special Guest Roasters
TO BE ANNOUNCED!

For a Toast and Roast of
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

The Westwood
438 North Avenue
Garwood, NJ

Wednesday, June 22
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Donation: $100
Roast Sponsors: $250

Payable to:
Republican Committee of Union County
425 North Avenue East
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.789.0200

Paid for by UCRC

Cocktail Reception honoring Richard H. Bagger

Please join Event Co-Chairmen

Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco
William G. Palatucci, Esq.
Philip J. Morin III, Esq.

and
Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick
Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz

for a Cocktail Reception honoring
SENATOR RICHARD H. BAGGER

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

at the home of
Senator Tom & Rhonda Kean
215 Linden Place
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

$200 per person
$500 Event Sponsor
$1000 Host Committee

Business Attire

For More Information: 908-789-0200 or chairman@unioncountygop.org

Cocktail Reception honoring Richard H. Bagger

Cocktail Reception honoring Richard H. Bagger