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In Memoriam: Ellen Candura

Ellen M. Candura, wife of MCDC Chair Emeritus Lew Candura, passed peacefully this week. Viewing will be Wednesday May 5th, 2pm-6pm at the Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 Route NJ 10 -West, Randolph, NJ 07869. A mass will be held on Thursday morning in Budd Lake.

Mass Information:

Mass at St Judes

Thursday May 6th


17 E Mt Olive Road

Budd Lake, NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s name are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association

Memorial Donation Form | ADA (

On behalf of the Morris County Democratic Committee, our thoughts are with Lew and the entire Candura Family and all of their friends.  Ellen was a great woman and will be missed by all those who knew her. We wish her family peace and comfort.

Ellen Candura: 1951 – 2021


ELEC: Ciattarelli Qualifies for Public Matching Funds

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $488,270 in public
matching funds for the 2021 gubernatorial primary campaign of one candidate.

The recipient is Jack Ciattarelli, who is seeking the Republican nomination this June. To date, Ciattarelli
has qualified for nearly $3.4 million in public funds.

Under the Gubernatorial Public Financing program, which began in 1974, candidates who raise
$490,000 or more can qualify for public matching funds. Primary candidates are eligible for up to $4.6 million in public funds. In exchange, other than a few exceptions, they must limit their total primary spending to $7.3 million.


Murphy Targets May 19th to Lift COVID Restrictions

Governor Phil Murphy today will announce that he is lifting COVID-19 restrictions on May 19th.



Holley Leads in Summoned Petition Signatures

Three incumbent Morris County freeholders appear well on their way to victory in what has been a particularly nasty 2019 election.

Mastrangelo Running for Assembly

Morris County Commissioner Tom Mastraneglo, a Republican, will make things interesting as a candudate for the Assembly in LD26.


The Republicans in the Race for NJ Governor

Republican candidates for Governor:

Jack Ciattarelli

Brian Levine

Phil Rizzo

Hirsh Singh


Republican Durr Running Against Sweeney in LD3

Republican Edward Durr, who has filed to run against incumbent Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), describes himself thus:
“Blue collar with a strong conservative belief. I am for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility. Reducing the size of government. One for All. Republican candidate.”
A father of three and grandfather to six, commercial truck driver Durr was born and raised in New Jersey.

Roger Bacon of Phillipsburg Files to Run for Governor as a Democrat

Running with the slogan “Make New Jersey Great Again,” Democrat Roger Bacon of Phillipsburg has filed to run in the primary against incumbent Governor Phil Murphy.

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