Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Constituents' questions answered at Wayne Municipal Building.
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen will hold office hours at the Wayne municipal building Wednesday. A member of Frelinghuysen’s staff will be at the building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet with residents. Wayne and 13 other municipalities were added to New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District in January. Frelinghuysen has represented the district for 18 years. The move was made due to the results of the 2010 Census. For more information about Frelinghuysen, visit his website.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Congressman visits with Verona High School students for a question and answer session.
Verona may have some politicians in the making after history students spent a class period Wednesday, discussing politics with Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th District). Verona High School history and social sciences teacher Christopher Tamburro, who stresses being involved in government and decision making to all his students, organized the congressman’s visit. “Students should directly experience the government as much as possible so that they are inclined to participate as educated voters and citizens in the future,” he said. Last fall, Frelinghuysen won his 10th two-year term in the House of Representatives when he defeated former Roseland Mayor John Arvanites to serve constituents in the reconfigured district. The district cuts a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated former Roseland mayor, Democrat John Arvanites.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen will return to Congress for his 10th term. Frelinghuysen, of the 11th Congressional District, beat Democrat John Arvanites, the former mayor of Roseland. A member of Congress since 1995, Frelinghuysen is a member of a family that has been involved in New Jersey politics since the 18th Century and had previously served on the New Jersey General Assembly from 1984 to 1995. Frelinghuysen, of Harding Township, handily beat Arvanites in Morris County with 91,421 vote (64 percent) to his opponent's 50,052 (35 percent). His lead was not quite so solid in Passaic and Essex counties, which Frelinghuysen now represents since redistricting took place in the state. In a press release issued shortly after his victory was …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
John Arvanites, Rodney Frelinghuysen address issues for residents of the newly redrawn 11th Congressional District.
The candidates for the 11th Congressional District went head to head on health care reform, veterans’ benefits, and equal pay for women at an hourlong debate at William Paterson University Wednesday. Nine-term Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen has represented the district since 1995. He is a member of the House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee. John Arvanites, the son of Greek immigrants, is the former mayor of Roseland, said the newly configured district needs change, the Daily Record reported. He is a certified public accountant. “I will not be a career congressperson,” Arvanites said. “I believe in getting there, coming up with solutions, and moving on.” The Democrat said that he does not consider himself a liberal…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen faces off with Democratic challenger John Arvanites at William Paterson University.
Democratic congressional candidate John Arvanites will debate long-time GOP incumbent Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on Wednesday at William Paterson University at 7 p.m. The debate is open to the public. The two are vying for representation of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Arvanites is a certified public accountant and former mayor of Roseland. Frelinghuysen has served in Congress since being elected in 1995. Richard French, host of RNN’s Richard French Live will moderate the debate. Candidates will field questions from Alfred Doblin, editorial page editor of The Record, Charles Stile, The Record’s political columnist, and Herb Jackson, the paper’s senior Washington correspondent. The debate will be held at the university’s …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Whippany resident responds to recent 'Letter to the Editor' criticizing congressman.
Monday, October 1, 2012
To the Editor: In response to "Veteran Questions Frelinghuysen's Voting Record" dated Sept. 28, 2012 This issue again? I am always amused that partisan opponents of our Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, think they can curry favor with the voters by attacking a fellow veteran with a distinguished record of service. Sure, anyone can take a few votes out of context in a career filled with thousands of votes. But the truth of the matter is that I know of no other veteran who thinks Mr. Frelinghuysen doesn’t care about veterans or does them any ill. In fact, talk to any of the veterans leaders in this area and they will tell you they are proud to stand alongside Frelinghuysen. Actually, Mr. Foley’s attacks are not amusing. They are a sad …
Friday, September 28, 2012
John Paul Foley attended a town hall meeting in Roseland in June, where U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen was in attendance.
Friday, September 28, 2012
To the Editor: I attended a town hall meeting on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Roseland Municipal Building that was conducted by Rodney Frelinghuysen, the Congressman representing NJ’s 11th district. As a veteran who served this country, I have a special interest in understanding how and why our representatives vote on issues of war, the military, and veterans’ affairs. I asked Congressman Frelinghuysen three questions about his voting record: Congressman Frelinghuysen never answered the first question. With respect to the second two, he replied as follows: “Veterans should never be second class citizens. I’ve always voted to support health care and job training for veterans.” When asked the third question, the Congressman actually …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Federal program needs a stable funding source to be effective in a reasonable amount of time.
If it’s summer, it must be time for a Superfund site tour. Last week, Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen visited six sites in the 11th District, which includes Morris County and portions of Passaic, Somerset and Sussex counties, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator for Region 2. All the locations—in Rockaway, Rockaway Township (2), Wharton, Dover and Fairfield—have cleanups in progress or are subject to continued monitoring. They are just a few of New Jersey’s 112 sites on Superfund’s National Priorities List. We are the only state with more than 100 sites on the list of most contaminated locations. There are another 100 sites in the state subject to federal monitoring under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act …
Monday, June 25, 2012
About 18 residents represented by U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen met outside his Morristown offices Friday, called for Republican to join bi-partisan effort to change 2010 Supreme Court ruling.
Some took issue with what they called a "tow the party line" attitude by U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. Some wanted to let the GOP politician know that, with recent redistricting, they, too, were now being represented by him. Others said it was a bi-partisan issue that needed his support. Whatever the case, and whatever their complaint, about 18 protestors wanted it known on Friday, outside Frelinghuysen's Morristown office, that there were problems, and they needed to be fixed. The crux of much of the group's reason for protest rested in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2010. That decision, upheld by the Court on Monday, said the First Amendment prohibited the government from …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Rosedale Avenue home to host Madison Republican Committee's annual picnic Sunday.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Madison Republican Committee’s Annual Picnic is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Judy and Dennis Mullins, 100 Rosedale Ave. Invited guests include Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Morris County Sheriff Edward Rochford, and Morris County Freeholder candidates John Cesaro, John Krickus, David Scapicchio and Hank Lyon. Hamburgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, beer, wine and soft drinks are on the menu. The suggested donation is $10 per couple. For more information call Jerry Stevenson at 973-377-1818.