September 28, 1986 |
Supporters of a proposed change in Audubon's form of government say the Camden County clerk engaged in political interference by refusing to place the question on the November ballot until being ordered to do so by the courts. Stephen P. Bellis, an originator of the petition drive to change the borough's 70-year-old form of government, said that County Clerk Michael S. Keating, a Democrat, "got involved in local politics and shouldn't have" when he rejected a resolution passed by borough officials on Sept.
December 23, 2013 |
EASTAMPTON "Do you have the vows?" Burlington County Clerk Timothy Tyler asked his assistant Thursday afternoon as they stood in a narrow corridor of Smithville Mansion. Heather Cheeseman could have given her boss a look that said, "You'd think you know this by now. " Instead, she rummaged through her briefcase and handed Tyler a stack of white papers. Each bore 300 words and began: "We are gathered here today to share in the joy . . .. " Tyler has recited wedding vows about 1,050 times since he became county clerk five years ago, putting him on track to be the marryingest county clerk in New Jersey.
November 10, 1992 |
Camden County Clerk Michael S. Keating returned to work yesterday, ending a self-imposed exile that Republicans condemned as an election-year ploy. The Republican freeholders added that the return of Keating, the subject of a state grand jury investigation, casts a cloud over the operation of the clerk's office. "They don't care about impropriety unless it affects them in the elections," said Robert E. Kennedy, one of the three GOP freeholders. "He and the party are thumbing their noses at the electorate.
March 6, 1987 |
Camden County Clerk Micheal Keating, a Democrat, said yesterday that he was taking "a serious look" at running against Sen. Lee B. Laskin, the Sixth District Republican from Cherry Hill who so far appears to have scared away any potential opponents. Keating said he would make his decision after getting "certain financial commitments" and after county Democrats take a poll to find out where Laskin might be vulnerable. The poll, according to party officials who asked not to be named, would look at a broad range of "quality of life issues" such as traffic congestion, but also try to measure the name recognition of Keating and several other possible candidates, including Cherry Hill Mayor Maria Barnaby Greenwald.
April 8, 2014 |
BRIDGETON When it comes to county clerk elections, Cumberland County's race this year could be one for the record books. Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D., Cumberland) seeks to unseat a local mainstay, Republican Gloria Noto, who has been county clerk for two decades. If elected to the full-time post, Riley, 54, of Bridgeton, would have to give up her Assembly seat and teaching job at the Morris Goodwin School in Greenwich. But, she laughs, she would be able walk to work at the clerk's office on Broad Street.
March 18, 2004 |
A restaurant owner, a retired general, and a university fund-raiser will try this fall to give the Democratic Party an elected presence in Burlington County government, where it has not held office for nearly two decades. Up for grabs in the general election is a spot on the five-seat freeholder board, along with the offices of sheriff and county clerk. "We are very impressed with the quality of the candidates we have recruited this year," Gary Karr, head of the county's Democrats, said yesterday when announcing the slate.
December 30, 1993 |
The Michigan couple needed to get married in a hurry, but the odds were against them. The law said they had to wait 72 hours. They didn't have a blood test. They didn't have a local doctor. They didn't know a soul in town. When they showed up at the Burlington County building Tuesday, the holiday season meant there was no judge available to marry them. "The one person who would probably be in," Lisa Robinson said she was told, "was the county clerk. " So Robinson, 27, and her fiance, Larry Lewis, 28, both from Ypsilanti, dropped in at the office of County Clerk Edward A. Kelly Jr. with their problem.
July 13, 1992 |
Between 1985 and 1990, Camden County Clerk Michael S. Keating authorized $717,752 in payments to a Pennsauken printing company for ballots and other election materials, according to county records. Officials of the company, Commercial Composition, say they never did business with the county clerk's office and never received any money. Seven checks issued by the county and made out to the company totaling $498,099 were cashed by someone who endorsed the checks using the name George Nicholas.
January 19, 1997 |
As two longtime county fixtures - county clerk Joseph Hoffman and surrogate Donald Wagner - prepare to retire at the end of this year, both can't help but wonder what would have happened if unexpected events hadn't intervened in their lives. For Hoffman, it was a shotgun blast that left him unable to farm. For Wagner, it was World War II, which took precedence over a baseball career. Having run his family's produce farm in Franklinville since he was 13, Hoffman had no intentions of doing anything else until one day, at age 29, when he was hunting in the woods in Franklin.
May 30, 1995 |
Two Camden County elected officials, Republican Susan R. Rose and Democrat James Beach, are to square off against each other in the featured race in this fall's countywide elections. Beach, a first-term freeholder, and Rose, the register of deeds and mortgages, each want a five-year stint as the next county clerk - a post that will have more responsibilities starting in January. Former Oaklyn Mayor Bart R. Mueller, a Democrat, is to compete against Republican Thomas J. Shusted Jr. for a five-year term as county surrogate.