Gubernatorial candidates forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMADEMS, a Democratic group serving South Orange and Maplewood, will host its second Meet the Governor Candidates Forum on Thursday, March 30, featuring New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak, Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna and small business owner Lisa McCormick. The forum will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at ABOVE Restaurant […]

Hoatson drops out of race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Robert Hoatson of West Orange announced March 9 that he would be dropping out of the N.J. gubernatorial race. Hoatson was running in the primaries in the hope of snagging the Democratic endorsement. Hoatson’s name was bandied about much in the past few months as he brought lawsuits against the Bergen […]

Bergen Dems fire back, saying Hoatson lacks ‘any evidence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A New Jersey Superior Court justice denied a West Orange gubernatorial candidate’s request for a temporary restraining order against the results of the Bergen County Democratic Committee’s Jan. 26 convention during a Feb. 15 hearing. Judge Menelaos Toskos ruled that Robert Hoatson would not be immediately harmed by not restraining the […]

Hoatson files lawsuit against allegedly unfair conventions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange native running as a Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey has filed a civil motion against the Bergen County Democratic Committee in the chancery division of New Jersey Superior Court seeking to nullify the committee’s convention results after he was not invited to participate. Robert Hoatson wrote […]