Monday, April 06, 2009

Mayor and Council Hopefuls File

It looks like there will be one Republican mayoral candidate and seven Democrats, only two of whom have Fourth Ward running mates.

According to information from City Clerk Laddie Wyatt, James Pivnichny is the lone Republican filer for a four-year mayoral term. Having no challengers, he will go on the June Primary and November general election ballots. He has no Fourth Ward running mate.

Incumbent Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs, a Democrat, filed to run for re-election on the Regular Democratic Organization ticket, with running mate Vera Greaves in the Fourth Ward.

Carol Ann Brokaw Boles is running for mayor under the slogan, "Democrats for Positive Change," with Bridget Rivers as her Fourth Ward running mate. Rivers is currently president of the Plainfield Board of Education and Brokaw Boles was re-elected chairwoman of the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority in February.

Other Democrats seeking the mayoralty are former City Councilman Bob Ferraro, Board of Education member Martin Cox, past candidate Thomas Turner III, Councilman Adrian Mapp, and Rebecca Kelly.

The primary election is June 2. The Democratic winner, Republican Pivnichny and any independents who file June 2 will go on to the November 3 general election.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Ferraro used to be a R. Is he filing as a Democrat?

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but Brokaw Boles is running on her PMUA record?? And Rivers is running on her board of education record?? Running as a team? Wow, thats UNbelievable.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More than unbelievable, the list of candidates is quite representative pf Plainfield politics. The only surprise was the Republican.

5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparenty Rivers would not see Mapp as a viable candidate. So now this really shows how 2-nd ward centric the New Dems are.

If you cannot even field a 4th ward candidate, how can you claim to run for ALL of Plainfield.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:50 am, Brokaw lives in 3 ward just like Mapp. Maybe Brokaw will have her hands full?

5:48 PM  

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