Tag Archive: Linda Weber

Final thoughts on Berkeley Heights 2010

promoted by Rosi

Hi all,

So I lost. As many good Democrats did nationally (and a few bad ones, I might add), and in different parts of New Jersey. In the end, I finished with 1, 208 votes, or about 27% of the vote in a 3-way race. I finished 4th out of 6, beating the two Independents. My running mate, Linda Weber did much better, drawing 1,762 votes and missing a Council seat by less than 400 votes. In a different year (2006 or 2008), she would have won.  

Update on my campaign: 48 hours to victory!

promoted by Rosi

Hi all,

Stephen Yellin, aka “Mr. Liberal” here. As a blogger at Blue Jersey since 2005, I’ve been able to take some of the lessons learned from writing here in the blogosphere, and put them to good use as a candidate.

I want to give you all a final update on my campaign for Township Council in Berkeley Heights, in Union County . With E-Day just 48 hours away (45 in New Jersey, since the polls open at 6AM EST), I can truthfully say that I have a good shot at victory on Tuesday.



It hasn’t been easy, running in a Republican-leaning town in a Republican-leaning year. So why do I have a “good shot”? Read on below to find out…

Heading into the Home Stretch

Good luck in Berkeley Heights, Stephen Yellin! By the way, as ABC

News reports, Stephen is just 21 or 22 years old. – promoted by Rosi

Hi all,

With just 11 days left until November 2nd, I’ve been working hard to win in Berkeley Heights, where I’m running for Township Council. My website is http://www.bhdems.com , so take a look if you want to learn more about me after reading this.  

An Update on my Campaign

I wanted to pull this onto the front page, because its author, candidate Stephen Yellin, is a blogger of longstanding. In fact he was one of the original Blue Jerseyans when he was still a teenager. Wishing him luck on his race. – Rosi

[crossposted from DailyKos]

Hello all,

Four months ago, I set out on an unusual political journey.

It was unusual because, unlike all the campaigns I had worked on before, the campaign I was working on was my own. In April, I filed to run for Township Council in my hometown of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. I decided to run because now was the right time in my life to try and give back to my community in the way I knew best – through public service. With three months to go until Election Day, I wanted to give you an update on how my campaign is going.

My campaign website

NJ Courier-News candidate statement

More bloggers throwing hats in ring (see page 2)

I won my primary; now it’s on to November!

From last night – congrats to Stephen. Promoted by Rosi Efthim

Hi all!

Just wanted to give you a quick update from tonight’s election in Berkeley Heights. My running mate, Linda Weber and I won the primary for Township Council. We will be running with Ray Sullivan, who won the nomination for Mayor as a write-in.  

Why I’m running for Council in Berkeley Heights

By Stephen Yellin

It’s been a pleasure to be a part of the Blue Jersey community since its inception. I remember the conversations that took place when this site was in development, and how excited its founders – people like Juan Melli, Jeff Gardner and Rosi Efthim – were to be leading the vanguard for progressive change online in New Jersey. Those hopes have come to fruition, as you can see by the fact that one of our front-page writers is Loretta Weinberg, and leaders like Frank Pallone post their diaries here. I hope to remain part of this community for many years to come!

Many of you know me for my work as an Internet blogger, or as a Democratic activist in New Jersey. Another facet of my life is less well-known in these parts- my work as an outspoken resident in Berkeley Heights, the town I’ve lived in all my life. My town has been very good to me, giving me an excellent education in a friendly and (largely) affluent community. Now that I’m graduating from college, I feel that it’s time for me to give back to Berkeley Heights. That’s the main reason – although far from the only one – that I’m running for Township Council.