GOP Township Incumbents to be Challenged Tuesday

Bruce Sisler and Scott Rosenbush will defend their Township Committee seats against Democrat challengers Ron Goldberg and Judy Stein; two Republican Morris Plains Council members are running unopposed.

While Hurricane Sandy has dominated the headlines, on Tuesday, registered voters are being asked to switch their attention to who they would like to see elected both locally and naitonally.

Registered voters can head to the polls vote from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.

There are no local races in Morristown, while two Republican incumbents in Morris Plains, Laurie Fu and Joseph Cecala Jr., are running unopposed.

In the township there are four candidates running for two available seats on the Township Committee. Republican incumbents Bruce Sisler and H. Scott Rosenbush are defending their seats against Democrats Judy Stein and Ron Goldberg—the latter of which held a seat on the committee until 2010.

Sisler and Rosenbush told Patch earlier this year before primaries that cutting taxes and maintaining services are among the most important issues in the township.

Read more about the GOP candidates' views and bios here.

Democrat Ron Goldberg served previously on the Township Committee from 2008 through 2010, and is presently a member of the township's environmental commission and open space committee. He has said roads are becoming more crowded, as there have been more expansions of buildings recently.

A former adjunct lecturer at Columbia University and New York City Deptartment of Health and Mental Hygiene employee, Stein joined the ticket following the dropping out of previous Democrat candidate Noel Robinson.

Read more about the Democrat candidates here.

In the township, polls will be open at 12 different locations for the 23 districts. Polling location changes due to Hurricane Sandy-related damage have not been announced. Should changes be made, Patch will update locations. For now, here is where you can vote in Morris Township depending on your district:

Fairchild Fire House
Burnham Road at West Hanover Ave., Morris Plains
Bay Area
Districts 1, 2

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
East Hanover Ave., Morristown
South Lobby
District 3

Collinsville Firehouse
Whippany Road, Morristown
Meeting Room
District 4

Normandy Park School
Normandy Parkway, Convent Station
Districts 5, 6

Convent Railroad Station
Convent Road, Convent Station
Main Lobby
District 7

Morris Township Municipal Building
50 Woodland Avenue
District 8—South Foyer
District 9—Conference Room 1

New Woodland Firehouse
Fanok Road, Morristown
Bay Area
District 10

Mt. Kemble Firehouse
Springbrook Road, Morristown
Bay Area
Districts 11, 12, 21

Hillside Firehouse
Western Avenue, Morristown
Bay Area
Districts 13, 14

Villa Walsh Academy
Western Avenue, Morristown
District 15

Seeing Eye Building
Washington Valley Road
District 16

Morris View Nursing Home
West Hanover Ave., Morristown
Foyer Hallway
District 17

Frelinghuysen School
West Hanover Ave., Morristown
Girls Gym
District 18, 20, 23

Sussex Avenue School
Sussex Ave., Morristown
East Foyer Entrance
Districts 19, 22

In the borough, all six districts will vote at the Community Center.

Read more about the unopposed Morris Plains candidates here.

Maura Souki November 06, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Hey Rob I hope that you had nothing to do with the Goldberg sign that appeared on the edge of my property yesterday. You would not be so low as to come to my home and personally harass me would you???
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Sorry, Maura. The only politically motivated personal harassment in our town is perpetrated by Sisler. Vote!
Martatown November 07, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Unless there's a financial windfall for Rob or he has a perdonal vendetta against you I think you are safe Maura.
Go GOP November 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Sisler won! Go hibernate, Burke.,,
Rob Burke November 07, 2012 at 10:42 AM
You really don't understand much about me, eh Bruce? I find your behavior despicable and abhorrent. So I am goin to file a lawsuit that puts your illegal, threatening phone calls front and center. You were uncomfortable with the scrutiny that a couple residents brought while you screwed the pooch on Honeywell? Buckle up, Bruce. As uncomfortable you made a local family feel when you threatened them in the middle of the night, I bet your discomfort lasts a lot longer. Lopsided political populations make the voting booth a poor barometer of proper behavior of elected officials. Not as true in our judicial system. See you soon.


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