Republicans Challenge Incumbents for Marlboro Council Spots

Robert Knight, Craig Marshall and Marielaina LaRosa will run against three incumbents for spots on the Marlboro Town Council.

The Marlboro Republican Club has chosen three candidates to go head-to-head with Marlboro Town Council incumbents this November.

Republicans Robert Knight, Craig Marshall and Marielaina LaRosa filed to challenge incumbents Jeff Cantor, Scott Metzger and Carol Mazzola this November.

Knight, President of the Marlboro Republican Club, has previously served on the township Zoning Board. 

In 2011, Marshall ran against Mayor Jon Hornik, when the Republican ticket of three candidates lost to democratic incumbents.

Mazzola is a former Marlboro Republican Club, who switched parties early this year. Cantor switched parties in 2009, running as a Democrat after leaving the Marlboro Republican Club.

Patch will follow the local election all year, and will interview each candidate as November approaches. 

milton McC April 02, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Looks like the Dean Dream Factory has turned out another fantasy. The Team of Chris Dean (Chairman) and wife Victoria (VP BOE) plus a state employee are running a bunch of loosers. "Guns" Marshall (lost 2 to 1 for mayor), Knight, whose claim to fame is he resigned from the Zoning Board and wrote questionable ethics charges against a council woman. And another Mrs. Whatshername who has little to no record. Way to go Dean Dream Factory
cynicinmarlboro April 02, 2013 at 11:40 PM
And it starts already. Now I'm not saying the Republicans are running good people or not, but you have to admit that even our esteemed mayor once had "little or no record" as you call "Mrs. Whatshername". Just stop with the name calling. Maybe we can see a decent campaign for a change. But who am I kidding? Between the Patch and the forum we'll probably see plenty of this.
Paul Schlaflin April 03, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Oh I thought you were talking about the republican club parliamentarian and former Planning board chairman..the 60 something year old guy that got the entry level job with full taxpayer funded imedical insurance at the DMV after leading the board that gave away the town to Scamdapeopleo and Spallario, the guy whose vote under Kleinberg gave us the disgusting Entron development as a parting gift. April Fools day came twice this year.
anonymous April 03, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Many other good people left the Republican Party of Marlboro. What a shame.
Marlboro Mann April 03, 2013 at 03:47 AM
Wow-out of the six candidates we have 3 republicans, 1 democrat and 2 republicrats. Let the game of musical party begin!
Michael Mirkin April 03, 2013 at 12:27 PM
So it begins! the drivel of the misinformed and intellectually challenged. Spewing propaganda of their cloaked puppeteers, in an effort to side track real discussion of this town's mismanagement by attacking character and record of community service (whether large or small) of their challengers. If the current council members and their supporters feel justified and confident of their current record then there should be no concern in getting reelected. Unfortunately, that is not the case and it is exemplified by Ms. Mazzola decision to switch parties. Mr. Marshall, Mr. Knight, and Ms. La Rosa are decent and upstanding citizens of our community and have each served this community in their own ways and whether their record is long or short is completely inconsequential. What is of consequence is their desire to make Marlboro a better place to live and to serve their community to best of their abilities in a fiscally and socially responsible manner. So let's hold of on the name calling and personal attacks and let each one of the incumbents and candidates be judged on their record or their platform. Perhaps this time around we will see a public debate take place without coercive narrative demands from the incumbency.
milton McC April 03, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Mr. M Unlike "Gun's" last failing campaign, can you tell us what he will do, other than pick up some sticks?
Marlboro Mann April 03, 2013 at 08:21 PM
There seems to be an inconsistancy in the comment above: It begins "So it begins! the drivel of the misinformed and intellectually challenged." and it ends "let's hold of on the name calling and personal attacks" Please practice what you preach. This is an open forum.
anonymous April 03, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Remember that photo op picture during Hurricane Irene? It showed Mr. Marshall convienantly wearing his campaign shirt--classic moment.
Michael Mirkin April 04, 2013 at 02:28 PM
@ Marlboro Man relax and light up - I stand by what I said and there is no inconsistency in my statements. The point I was making is that we can express our thoughts about the candidates without defamatory statements like "plus a state employee are running a bunch of loosers". My first sentence is on point and so is my closing. @ Uncle Milty - I am not Mr. Marshall's campaign manager and cannot answer your question. Perhaps as I mentioned previously the incumbent administration would agree to a public debate then each of the candidates can share their ideas and plans on how they can make this town a better place to live. I am sure that you will also get other opportunities to ask him and the rest of the GOP candidates their thoughts on the current state of our town and their thoughts for change, but of course you will not be able to hide behind a pseudonym to ask that question.
Frank LaRocca April 09, 2013 at 06:00 PM
The town's mismanagement? Perhaps you will elaborate?


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