Candidates in the Haddonfield Borough Commissioners race have filed their ’29-day’ campaign contributions reports with the State of New Jersey.
What can those reports tell us about a candidates resources and/or connections? What impact, if any, will greater funding have on the race? At a high level, the reports disclose substantial disparities in funding:
Albright — $2,340
Borden — $5,580
Kasko — $1,048
Kouba — $1,641
Moscatelli — $838
Copies of the reports are attached below. (The first file includes the reports for candidates Albright, Borden and Rochford; the second file includes the reports for candidates Kasko, Kouba and Moscatelli.)
In the February 28th edition of the Courier Post, Haddonfield United Founder Brian Kelly addressed Haddonfield Borough Commissioner approval of a portion of the funds for installation of artificial turf at Anniversary field at the high school:
“Brain Kelly, of the grassroots watchdog group Haddonfield United, opposed turf on Anniversary Field at Tuesday’s meeting, though he did not oppose it for the Stadium Field.
‘As a practice field, I don’t think this is necessary and there are other issues — too many environmental problemswith old trees, chemicals and drainage water that would go into Hopkins Pond if trees are removed or die,’ he said Wednesday.”
Read the entire article in the Courier Post.
“Haddonfield United is responding to the recent announcement by the Borough commissioners that they will borrow at least $356,000 towards the costs of installing artificial turf on the green acres property known as ‘Anniversary Field,’ which is located next to the stadium field at Haddonfield Memorial High School.
Haddonfield United believes that our elected officials must fully investigate and disclose all costs and all material impacts of the turf before committing taxpayer funds.”
Read the rest of Mr. Kelly’s letter in the Sun.
“Haddonfield United wishes to thank residents who voted last week to defeat the Haddonfield Board of Education’s $12.5 million bond for the purchase of the Bancroft property located on Kings Highway in the borough. We also wish to thank our hard-working volunteers who assisted in that effort.”
(Read Mr. Kelly’s entire column in the Courier.)
“In upscale Haddonfield, a town with a disproportionate number of lawyers, doctors, and other professionals, a massage therapist and political novice who only recently moved back to the borough might seem an unlikely leader for the movement that last week defeated the proposed purchase of the Bancroft School.
But Brian Kelly, 57, had a knack for tapping into residents’ psyche. The outcome surprised school and borough officials, who had expected to win over a majority of voters.”
(Read the rest of the story in the Inquirer.)