Wednesday, November 7, 2012
GOP nominee Judy Tiedemann blames her loss to Democrat Jonathan Nelson on 'bad Republicans.'
The day after the 2012 general election in Parsippany, both political parties face new realities in the wake of Democrat Jonathan Nelson's victory over Republican Judy Tiedemann for the Township Council seat now held by James Vigilante. For the Democrats, who see the first council member from their party in nearly 30 years, it's a time of joy. "Wow," said Nelson, admitting that he was "speechless." "I just want to thank everyone who worked really hard and long, long hours to help me in winning this," he told supporters at the Parsippany Elks Club. "I've said all along that I thought we could win this, but it wasn't until we did that we could prove it." "We want to go further and forward into the future," he said, promising to serve all of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Get to know your candidates and cast an informed vote Nov. 6.
Republican Judy Tiedemann, running for the one-year unexpired term seat on the Parsippany Township Council, said she's ready to serve. On Aug, 27, after winning her party's nomination, the candidate told Patch that she is running to "make this town a better place" and to maintain the GOP's exclusive hold on legislative decisionmaking in Parsippany. She brings with her 15 years experience on the township's Board of Education, including six years as the school board's president. "I come to you with no hidden agenda, only a strong desire to consensus build and represent you and the members of our wonderful... party," she said on Aug. 27. She said her priority was to facilitate open discussion and encouraged people to use their voices at …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Democratic and Republican rivals have taken their campaigns online.
If you're looking for information on the Parsippany residents running for Town Council in the Nov. 6 general election, it's just a click away. Democrat Jonathan Nelson and Republican Judy Tiedemann have established official online presences on Facebook. Nelson, who has received endorsements from former Mayor Mimi Letts and state Sen. and former Gov. Richard Codey, also has a stand-alone website of his own for his campaign at nelsonforcouncil.com. A search of several search engines did not reveal a site for the Republican hopeful, who is supported by Mayor James Barberio, state Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce and, according to her Facebook page, other GOP officials. Both candidates have agreed to face off at the Patch 2012 …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Unanimous vote ends ex-cop's pursuit of seat.
By a vote of 38-24, the Parsippany Republican Municipal Committee on Monday night selected Judy Tiedemann as its nominee for the unexpired Township Council seat up for grabs on Nov. 6. After Chairwoman Nicole C. Green called the meeting to order, she said the committee had a statutory obligation to fill the seat left vacant by newly elected Freeholder John Cesaro and currently filled on a temporary basis by current Councilman James Vigilante. Three prospective candidates sent in letters of intent to run: Vigilante, retired Parsipany Police officer and former Board of Education member Dr. Louis Valori and Tiedemann, a member of the town's Municipal Alliance Committee and a former president of the school board. Green asked if there were …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Tiedemann served on the Board of Education for 15 years.
Name : Mrs. Judy Tiedemann Place of residence : Parsippany Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Town Council Unexpired Term Seat Chamber/district: Parsippany-Troy Hills Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Board of Education 1990-2005, 6 years as president