MIDDLESEX COUNTY GOP UPDATE

Written and distributed since 2003 by Donald Katz, Esq., Republican State Committeeman for Middlesex County and Counsel, Middlesex County Republican Organization


Editor’s Note: For some inexplicable reason, sections of this newsletter are underlined and I am not able to remove the underlining, so I am sending this out with the underling so you get the information.  Hopefully, this will nof be a problem with future newsletters.  Don


VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS GOING OUT.  FOLLOW UP WITH ANY REPUBLICANS WHO ARE GETTING THEM TO  MAKE SURE THEY VOTE THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
 
Depending on when you are reading this, the vote by mail ballots are about tom go out or are going out. Pursuant to law, the ballots have to start being mailed Saturday, September 23rd.  Typically, the ballots to all of the people on the permanent vote by mail list and those people who have already requested a by mail ballot for just this election, go out over the first week from the required start date.  There, you need to contact all Republicans in your district or you otherwise know will be receiving the ballot, to urge them to immediately complete it and send it back.
 
The best and safest way to get these ballots back to the Board of Elections is to drop them off in a drop box.  There is at least one drop box in each of our municipalities which is usually near the municipal building or municipal complex.  None of the drop boxes have been moved from their prior locations, so if you used one last year, it is still the same place, (with the possible exception of the one in front of the Board of Elections Office, which has recently moved a few hundred yards down the street from 11 Kennedy Boulevard to 26-B Kennedy Boulevard in East Brunswick.  I don’t know if that box will be moved in time to min front of 26-B or whether is will still be in front of 11.
 
The turnout for the last several elections where the top of the ticket was the state legislature has been in the 20 to 30 percent range, so we can’t afford to leave any Republican votes on the table, especially since the people who receive vote by mail ballots in Middlesex County have been actually casting their ballots at almost twice the frequency as the registered voters who don’t receive vote by mail ballots.
 
POLITICAL TRIVIA:
 
Here are some political trivia questions.  I hope you enjoy them.  The answers are below, immediately above the calendar:
 
1. What cities hosted Washington’s two inaugurations?
 
2.  Who was the first Native American to serve as U.S. Vice President?
 
3. Which U.S. President wrote a letter to the press defending his child’s singing?
 
4.  What was Franklin Roosevelt’s depression-era relief program called?
 
5.  Abigal Adams encouraged her husband to “Remember the” what?
 
6.  Which U.S. presidential candidates participated in the first televised debate?
 
7.  Where is the presidential retreat known as Camp David?
 
I HAVE FINALLY MOVED TO MONROE, THERE IS AN ONLINE AUCTION CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS FOR MANY OF SUE’S AND MY POSSESSIONS AT OUR HOUSE IN EAST BRUNSWICK
 
As many of you already know, I bought a house in Greenbrier at Whittingham in Monroe and finally moved in a few days ago.  My new address is 119 Leeds Lane, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.  My cell phone number remains the same: 908-227-9239, as does my e-mail address: dkatzlaw@aol.com.  However, the land line I had in East Brunswick has been discontinued, but if you wish to leave a message on my new landline, that number is 609-662-7534.
 
Sue and I have accumulated many things over our lifetimes, and we lived happily together at 17 Buffalo Run in East Brunswick since 1988.  There is currently an internet auction on MaxSold.com which runs until it starts to close at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 28th, with the winning bidders given a time slot on Sunday, October 1st to come and pick up what they won.  There are more than 140 lots of items of many types, from women’s clothing, (many with the tags still affixed), to Beatles and other albums, sterling silver flatware, jewelry, quartz rocks, furniture and many other items you might find of interest.  Feel free to take a look and bid on anything you find of interest.  Go to MaxSold.com and look for current auctions in the East Brunswick area.

FREE NAME TAGS FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY AVAILABLE 
 
As I have done for a number of years, I will be happy to make name tags for any Republican candidate running on the MCRO line for local public office in Middlesex County who wants one – for free.  I was able to make and distribute many of these name tags at the county fundraiser in June, but there are still a number of Republican candidates in Middlesex County who do not yet have a name tag.  If there is interest, the candidates’ GOP municipal chair should send me an e-mail with the candidates’ information – including exactly the way each candidate wants his or her name on the name tag, plus his or her e-mail address, (and address and phone number), so I can add them to my e-mail newsletter list, and I will prepare the name tags
 
ANSWERS TO POLITICAL TRIVIA:
 
1.  New York City in 1789 and Philadelphia in 1793.
 
2.  Charles Curtis.  Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation and served as Herbert Hoover’s Vice President from 1929 to 1933. Curtis’ father was white and his mother was one-quarter Kaw, and growing up, Curtis spent time living with his grandparents on the Kaw reservation. 
 
3.  Harry Truman.  Harry and Bess Truman’s only child, Margaret, briefly set her sights on a singing career. But a 1950 performance at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall resulted in bad reviews, particularly from the “Washington Post.” A protective Truman famously sent an angry note in response, threatening to punch the critic. Cooler heads prevailed, but Margaret later abandoned her professional ambitions.
 
4.  The New Deal
 
5.  Ladies.  In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband John Adams, suggesting some additions to the in-progress Declaration of Independence. She wrote, “I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.”
 
6.  Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took part in the first televised debate on September 26, 1960.
 
7.  Camp David is situated about 50 miles from Washington, D.C., in the forest of Maryland’s Catochin Mountain Park.

 UPDATED CALENDAR

What follows is an updated calendar.  If you have any municipal or countywide fundraisers or functions you would like me to include in my e-mail calendar from time to time, please contact me at dkatzlaw@aol.com.  Please note that organizations and campaigns sometimes provide added information, change dates, or cancel events, which information I include in this calendar if I receive the information in time.  Therefore, if you plan to attend an event, please make sure you review the calendar listing in my latest e-mail and, to the extent you may not have pre-registered for the particular event so the sponsoring group will be able to contact you about any changes, you may want to check with the sponsoring group before you go, to make sure the information has not changed. Also, please be aware that these e-mails are not official MCRO notices or mailings; they are just something I do, voluntarily, to help our Republican Party.
 
September 21 (Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – Old Bridge GOP Road to Victory Reception.  Palms Plaza, 343 Route 34, Matawan.  $300.00 per person.  For additional information or to RSVP, contact Old Bridge GOP Chair Dr. Anita Greenberg-Belli 447 Ticetown Road, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. 732-754-0061.
 
September 23 (Saturday) – Commencement of Mailing Mail-In Ballots for the General Election;
 
September 23 (Saturday 9:00 am – ) – Sayreville GOP Casino Bus Bash Trip to Wind Creek, Bethlehem, PA.  To reserve tickets, call Michael Colaci at 917-414-7781.  Bus leaves from Sayreville Senior Center, 423 Main St., Sayreville at 9:00 am and departs back to Sayreville 6 hours after arrival time at the Casino.  Includes casino voucher, light snacks, refreshments, games, and raffles with prizes.  All participants must be 21 or over.  (Price added when available).
 
September 27 (Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) – Reception in Support of Patricia Johnson for State Senate (14th LD) with Senate Leader Anthony Bucco and immediate past Senate Leader Steve Oroho.  Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Lauren Casper laurencasper@gmail.com or 215-280-5605.  
 
September 28 (Thursday 7:00 pm – ) – NJ Conservative GOP Meeting.  Keller Williams Elite Realty, 481 Memorial Parkway, Metuchen.  You are highly encouraged to bring conservative friends with you to the meeting.  Questions, contact Paul Danielczyk at 848-248-0172 or njcgop@aol.com. (Note: This is a Changed Date) 
 
October 11 (Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm) -Fundraiser of Skye Gilmartin, (14th LD Assembly Candidate), at Ciro’s Restaurant, in Monroe Township with Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger as the featured speaker.  Contact the campaign for further details
 
October 17 (Tuesday) – Last day to register to vote in the General Election.
 
October 17 (Tuesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm) – Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club Meeting.  East Brunswick Library, Civic Center Drive, (Off Ryders Lane), East Brunswick. Topic: Border Security.
 
October 24 (Tuesday) – Deadline for filing your list of Election Day challengers for the General Election, with the Board of Elections (Middlesex County Board of Elections, 26-B Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816-1250.)
 
October 28 (Saturday) – November 5 (Sunday) – Early Voting Period.
 
October 31 (Tuesday) – Last day for vote-by-mail (absentee) ballot applications to be received by the County Clerk by mail in order to vote in the General Election.  (Middlesex County Clerk, P.O. Box 1110, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1110) (Note: as of this writing, I do not know if the mailing address for the Election Section of the County Clerk’s office will change when it physically moves to East Brunswick.)
 
November 6 (Monday, 3:00 pm) – Last day to apply for a vote by mail (absentee) ballot in person (or by authorized messenger) at the County Clerk’s office in order to vote in the General Election.
 
November 7 (Tuesday 6:00 am – 8:00 pm) – General Election
 
Please forward this information to any Middlesex County Republican, or other individuals, who you think might be interested in seeing it.  Further, if you know of any Middlesex County Republicans who would like to receive periodic e-mail reports about NJ Republican State Committee meetings and other information I believe might be interesting or useful, please have them send me, Donald Katz, an e-mail to dkatzlaw@aol.com, and I will add them to my e-mail list.  By the same token, if you ever want to be removed from my e-mail list, click “unsubscribe” at the foot of this e-mail. 
 
Donald Katz, Esq.
Republican State Committeeman – Middlesex County and Counsel, Middlesex County Republican Organization
dkatzlaw@aol.com
119 Leeds Lane
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(C) 908-227-9239
 


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