CALENDAR

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 10: 1st Official NJ Gubernatorial Debate sponsored by LWV of New Jersey and New Jersey Performing Arts Center & others. 
The debate will be broadcast on both ABC-TV affiliates and Univision, as well as on WBGO and WHYY.  The candidates are former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy (D) and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (R).

Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Park Ridge Community Room, lower level of Borough Hall, 53 Park Avenue, Park Ridge
Mayor and Council Candidates Forum
moderated by the League of Women Voters. The candidates are: for Mayor: Keith Misciagna (D) and Richard Bosi (R); for Council: Keri Cooper (R), Tom Farinaro (D), Michael Mintz (D) and Donna Szot (R). Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

Monday, October 16, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E. Glen Avenue, Ridgewood
LWV of Ridgewood
will hold its annual luncheon. Guest speaker will be the Honorable Josh Gottheimer, U.S. Representative for NJ’s 5th Congressional District. Cost is $35 per person. Please RSVP by October 11 to ridgewoodlwv@gmail.com and/or send a check to Ridgewood LWV, P.O. Box 79, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.,  
Westwood Borough Hall, 101 Washington Avenue, Westwood
LWV of Bergen County
 will hold a candidates’ forum for Legislative District 39 .  The candidates are:  for Senate:  Gerald Cardinale * (R); Linda H. Schwager (D); James Tosone (Libertarian); and for Assembly:  Robert Auth * (R); Jannie Chung (D); Annie Hausmann (D); Holly Schepisi * (R). * indicates incumbent.  Co-sponsors are the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Network for Responsible Public Policy (NFRPP).  Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

District 39 includes the following towns: BERGEN COUNTY: Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Mahwah, Montvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, Ramsey, River Vale, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Washington, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake; PASSAIC COUNTY: Bloomingdale, Ringwood, Wanaque.

Monday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Oradell Public School, 350 Prospect Avenue, Oradell
Oradell Board of Education candidates’ forum
moderated by the League of Women Voters. the candidates are: Gregory Derian *; Jeremy Griffin; Himanshu Rateshwar; Nancy Shapiro *; and Rita Walker * (* indicates incumbent). The public is invited.

Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 p.m.
D-wing Cafeteria of Fair Lawn High School, 14-00 Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn
LWV of Fair Lawn
will hold a candidates’ forum for three 3-year terms on the Board of Education. The candidates are: Ronald J. Barbarulo *; Emily Cohen; Elyss Frenkel *; Joan M. Piela *; David Tratner; and Adi Vaxman. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
Glen Rock Municipal Building, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock
LWV of Glen Rock
is holding a candidates’ forum for Glen Rock Council and for Glen Rock Board of Education. The forum for Council will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Candidates are: Eileen Maher Hillock (R); Michelle Torpey (R); Amy Martin (D); and Arati Kreibich (D). The forum for Board of Education will run from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. The candidates are: Edmund Hayward, Rona McNabola, Theodore Jadick and Megan Findlay

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack
LWV of Northern Valley
is co-sponsor with NFRPP of the program “Democracy Under Threat,” a discussion of suppression of voter’s rights and gerrymandering. Suggested donation is $10. Register at www.nfrpp.org

Monday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Teaneck High School Student Center, 3rd floor, 100 Elizbeth Avenue,

LWV of Bergen County and the LWV of Teaneck will hold a candidates’ forum for Assembly in Legislative District 37 .  All candidates were invited. The candidates who will be participating are: Claudio I. Belusic (Libertarian); Valerie Vainieri Huttle * (D); and Gordon M. Johnson * (D). * indicates incumbent.  Co-sponsors are the JCRC & the NFRPP. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

District 37 includes the following towns: BERGEN COUNTY: Alpine, Bogota, Cresskill, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Leonia, Northvale, Palisades Park, Rockleigh, Teaneck, Tenafly.

Monday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Ridgewood Town Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
LWV of Bergen County and the LWV of Ridgewood will hold a candidates’ forum for Legislative District 40 .  The candidates are:  for Senate: Kristin M. Corrado (R); Thomas Duch (D); for Assembly: Christopher P. DePhillips (R); Christine Ordway (D); Anthony J. Pellechia (You Tell Me); Kevin J. Rooney *appointed (R); Paul Vaganos (D).  * indicates incumbent.  Co-sponsors are the JCRC and the NFRPP. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

District 40 includes the following towns: BERGEN COUNTY: Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick, Wyckoff; ESSEX COUNTY: Cedar Grove; MORRIS COUNTY: Pequannock, Riverdale; PASSAIC COUNTY: Little Falls, Pompton Lakes, Totowa, Wayne, Woodland Park.

Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.,
East Brook Middle School, 190 Spring Valley Road, Paramus,

LWV of Bergen County will hold a candidates’ forum for Legislative District 38 .  The candidates are:  for Senate: Bob Gordon * (D); Kelly Langschultz (R); Assembly: Tim Eustace * (D); Dev Goswami (Independent – NJ Awakens); Joseph Lagana * (D); Bill Leonard, Jr. (R); Christopher B. Wolf (R).  * indicates incumbent.  Co-sponsors are the JCRC and the NFRPP. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

District 38 includes the following towns: BERGEN COUNTY: Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, River Edge, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook; PASSAIC COUNTY: Hawthorne

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Society, 113 cottage Place, Ridgewood
LWV of Northern Valley
co-sponsors the film: “Equal Means Equal,” about how women are treated in the United States today; there will be a discussion led by Roberta Francis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10.

Thursday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.,
Bergen County Technical High School, 504 West Route 46, Teterboro  

LWV of Bergen County will hold a candidates’ forum for Bergen County Freeholder .  The candidates are:  Raymond Cottiers, Jr. (R); John Driscoll, Jr. (R); David Ganz * (D); Joan Voss * (D). * indicates incumbent.  Co-sponsors are the JCRC and the NFRPP. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

Thursday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.
Fair Lawn Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn
LWV of Fair Lawn
will hold a candidates’ forum for two 4-year terms on the Fair Lawn Council. The candidates are: Amy Lefkowitz * (R); Josh Reinitz (D); Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich (D); Marc Zharnest * (appointed)(R). * indicates incumbent. The public is invited and will have the opportunity to submit written questions.

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack
LWV of Northern Valley and the LWV Fair Lawn
 are co-sponsors with NFRPP of the program “Money in Politics: Free Speech or Corrupting?” Suggested donation is $10. Pre-register at www.nfrpp.org