Vote Your Issues Primary Primer


Each year GAAMC hosts a special night we call Vote Your Issues, where we hear from candidates and others with experience in local politics. They help us identify which issues are most important, and how those candidates would address those issues.  

2017's election is going to be extra significant for New Jersey residents.  Our list of possible candidates for the office of governor already contains 14 names, with two more names expected by March 15.  We are inviting all of them to come to GAAMC!  

In addition to the race to elect a new governor, NJ will be electing their representatives in Legislative District 25, Congressional Districts 7 and 11, among others. These races are all vital to GAAMC's membership, friends, and relatives.  Return to this page often for updated lists of candidates, and the status of their invitations or R.S.V.P.'s.   

List of invited candidates for Governor of NJ:


  • Paul Binetti (D) (Failed to submit petition)
  • Bill Brennan (D) (CONFIRMED)
  • Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R)
  • Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) (Not available)
  • Jim Johnson (D) (Awaiting confirmation)
  • Seth Kaper-Dale (G) (CONFIRMED)
  • Senator Ray Lesniak (D) (CONFIRMED)
  • Lisa McCormick (D) (Failed to submit petition)
  • Ambassador Phil Murphy (D) (No response)
  • Commissioner Steve Rogers (R) (No response)
  • Joseph Rudy Rullo (R) (Invitation returned, no other contact)
  • Dana Wefer (R) (Withdrew from race)
  • Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) (Awaiting confirmation)
  • Councilman Mark Zinna (D) (CONFIRMED)

Others scheduled to appear during our second hour (8:15 - 9:15):

  • Rozella Clyde, Ph.D., Democratic candidate for Morris County Freeholder
  • Aaron Hyndman, Green Party candidate for NJ Assembly, LD 24
  • Tom Moran, Democratic candidate for NJ Assembly, LD 25

This list will be continually updated.  Please check back frequently.


  • May 08, 2017 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
    21 Normandy Heights Rd
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    United States
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