Tag Archive: Council President Maha Kandis

Turning Haledon From Red-to-Blue

My team was honored to have the support of Chairman Currie throughout the ballot issues and during our entire primary campaign.  He knows it was our team fighting everyday to turn around the Haledon Democratic Party and he knows we will always put Haledon first.  

The Real Democrats in Haledon

I am happy to report that the protracted battle over who will be placed on the Passaic County Democratic Organization, Inc. line is finally over.  Justice prevailed as my team – Council President Maha Kandis and council candidates Mounir Almaita and Michael Johnson – will be bracketed with Sheriff Jerry Speziale and Freeholders Terry Duffy and Pat Lepore.  

We are the real Democrats in this race.  Over the last eight years we have accomplished some special things in Haledon.  We energized a community to rally behind Democratic policies and platforms as real solutions to the problems Haledon was facing, and we are delivering.  From improving our infrastructure to holding the line on taxes, you can see progress all over Haledon.  

So when I read this blog post, I thought I would fill everyone in with what is going on in Haledon.  This wasn’t a battle between political bosses; it was a desperate attempt by our opponents to undermine the law.  Chairman Currie is supporting our team because he knows we are the real Democrats in this race, and that is why he designated our team to be on the Passaic County Democratic Organization, Inc. line.

Jerry Volpe does not represent local Democrats in Haledon.  Councilman Michael Tirri and I were first elected to the Council 7 years ago because we were in the community everyday, talking with residents and proposing real solutions.  My council team and I will always be putting Haledon first, not patronage and power; our agenda is to continue to deliver for our community and keep the progress going.  

Volpe is in this only for political reasons.  He is a relic from the days of backroom politics for personal gain.   That is why we are running a full slate County Committee candidates to oust him as our leader.  We need a Municipal Leader who has the interests of the Haledon Democratic party in mind first, not a personal agenda.  

This primary in Haledon is important for a lot of reasons.  We need to be electing progressive Democrats up-and-down the levels of government in New Jersey to strengthen our party.  I hope I can count on your support over the next 35 days to win this campaign.  We are going to need volunteers to phone bank and get out the vote on June 8th, and I hope the progressive community can play a role in those efforts.    

Democrats Putting Haledon First

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Earlier this week I was proud to stand with Congressman Bill Pascrell to highlight more than $5 million dollars being spent in Haledon from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to modernize our sewers, improve our infrastructure, and make Haledon’s water supply cleaner.

The Manchester Utilities Authority began receiving monthly installments of a $3.7 million sub-grant from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund is part of the federal stimulus package distributed through the state Department of Environmental Protection and will ensure the water quality is high in Haledon. It was a great day for Haledon and another great step forward for our community.  

As the Mayor of Haledon over the last 4 years we have seen many improvements.  We’ve taken an outside the box approach to solving problems, responsibly dealing with our budget, and an eye towards always putting the residents of Haledon first.  I am proud to announce the launching of my new campaign website – www.DomenickStampone.com – for the upcoming June Primary campaign.  This site will serve as a hub of information, resources, and updates from the campaign trail as we continue our goal of improving Haledon.