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GOP Township Incumbents to be Challenged Tuesday

Bruce Sisler and Scott Rosenbush will defend their Township Committee seats against Democrat challengers Ron Goldberg and Judy Stein; two Republican Morris Plains Council members are running unopposed.

While Hurricane Sandy has dominated the headlines, on Tuesday, registered voters are being asked to switch their attention to who they would like to see elected both locally and naitonally.

Registered voters can head to the polls vote from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.

There are no local races in Morristown, while two Republican incumbents in Morris Plains, Laurie Fu and Joseph Cecala Jr., are running unopposed.

In the township there are four candidates running for two available seats on the Township Committee. Republican incumbents Bruce Sisler and H. Scott Rosenbush are defending their seats against Democrats Judy Stein and Ron Goldberg—the latter of which held a seat on the committee until 2010.

Sisler and Rosenbush told Patch earlier this year before primaries that cutting taxes and maintaining services are among the most important issues in the township.

Read more about the GOP candidates' views and bios here.

Democrat Ron Goldberg served previously on the Township Committee from 2008 through 2010, and is presently a member of the township's environmental commission and open space committee. He has said roads are becoming more crowded, as there have been more expansions of buildings recently.

A former adjunct lecturer at Columbia University and New York City Deptartment of Health and Mental Hygiene employee, Stein joined the ticket following the dropping out of previous Democrat candidate Noel Robinson.

Read more about the Democrat candidates here.

In the township, polls will be open at 12 different locations for the 23 districts. Polling location changes due to Hurricane Sandy-related damage have not been announced. Should changes be made, Patch will update locations. For now, here is where you can vote in Morris Township depending on your district:

Fairchild Fire House
Burnham Road at West Hanover Ave., Morris Plains
Bay Area
Districts 1, 2

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
East Hanover Ave., Morristown
South Lobby
District 3

Collinsville Firehouse
Whippany Road, Morristown
Meeting Room
District 4

Normandy Park School
Normandy Parkway, Convent Station
Library
Districts 5, 6

Convent Railroad Station
Convent Road, Convent Station
Main Lobby
District 7

Morris Township Municipal Building
50 Woodland Avenue
District 8—South Foyer
District 9—Conference Room 1

New Woodland Firehouse
Fanok Road, Morristown
Bay Area
District 10

Mt. Kemble Firehouse
Springbrook Road, Morristown
Bay Area
Districts 11, 12, 21

Hillside Firehouse
Western Avenue, Morristown
Bay Area
Districts 13, 14

Villa Walsh Academy
Western Avenue, Morristown
Lobby/Auditorium
District 15

Seeing Eye Building
Washington Valley Road
Lounge
District 16

Morris View Nursing Home
West Hanover Ave., Morristown
Foyer Hallway
District 17

Frelinghuysen School
West Hanover Ave., Morristown
Girls Gym
District 18, 20, 23

Sussex Avenue School
Sussex Ave., Morristown
East Foyer Entrance
Districts 19, 22

In the borough, all six districts will vote at the Community Center.

Read more about the unopposed Morris Plains candidates here.

Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 02:54 PM
We have given the democratic party ample opportunity to demonstrate that they can produce results; yet, we languish in debt and their plan is to increase spending. The madness must end. Support your Republican candidates-men like Sisler and Rosenbush.
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Question: How can we spend ourselves out of debt? Answer: We can't. Yet, increased spending is the democratic mantra. Apply the same logic to your personal finances and the result is bankruptcy. We have to rein in reckless spending. Support the Republican party; vote for Sisler and Rosenbush.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Check it out everybody! Sisler made up some more anonymous screen names! Well, if I were him, I'd try to stay under a rock. Wouldn't want more folks listening to this despicable threatening call he made at the behest of his boss. At 1 am, to a residen't's house. Cursing, name calling. Listen for yourself. More than 1000 people have already. : http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=mJonhJc8ArA
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 03:04 PM
You're blathering knucklehead. How exactly have the "democrats" on the Town Committee driven the Town into debt? Please. Explain it to me Mr. Sisler. Cuz as far as I can tell, the Committee has been solidly R forever. Maybe you're drunk again? And please, don't call me at 1 am. I need my beauty sleep.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Support Sisler the Thug! Vote for a name calling Committeeman who practices heavy handed thuggery in the Soprano State. Yup, you don't have to take my word for it. Maybe you listened to the call or read the news reports about it. Maybe not. But if you're reading here, you know one thing. No one -- not even Sisler himself -- has denied one thing that I have posted about Sisler's despicable, illegal behavior. Will you be proud to tell your family and friends that you voted to reelect a thug who threatened your neighbor in the middle of the night? All; because your neighbor participates in his local government? Yeah, the Town Committee election is about taxing and spending. You must be drinking again. I guess its 1 am somewhere. Eh, Bruce?
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 03:19 PM
The Corzine democrats have driven the state to the brink of total economic meltdown. Under Governor Christie's stewardship we have seen a return to fiscal sanity. We can no longer continue this pattern of profligate spending that Obama and his party would foist upon us. Join me in voting Republican: support Sisler and Rosenbush in the local election and Mitt Romney at the national level.
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM
We cannot wait another four years for the promised hope and change that the democrats have failed to deliver. Our true hope lies in the financial policies of the Republican Party. Support our local candidates: Sisler and Rosenbush.
PositiveinMT November 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I'm voting for Sisler and Rosenbush - common sense fiscal accountability and a commitment to our community. That's who I'm going with! No more Chicago-style negative campaigning, I'm going with trusted leadership and I hope you will join me! Vote Romney, Kyrillos, Frelinghuysen, Cesaro, Krickus, Scapicchio, Lyon ,Rosenbush & Sisler!
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
The Republican ticket is a ticket to fiscal accountability. The democratic ticket is a one-way ride to the poorhouse. Vote Sisler and Rosenbush locally and Romney nationally.
Martatown November 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Rob- Have you not noticed the politicians ignore what they can't answer?? Ask Obama about Libya...deny deny deny. You understand right Rob?? Anyway, you're still an idiot.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Wake up Rumpelstiltskin! Corzine isn't the Governor. And neither Corzine nor Obama nor Romney nor Palin nor Ronald Reagan have anything to do with Bruce SIsler's 1 am threats to a resident -- recorded and preserved for all time. Nope. Sisler's illegal despicable thuggery makes him categorically unfit to serve.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The financial policies of Sisler don't excuse his 1 am threats to residents. And the fact that he's so stupid to get caught on tape makes him a member of a very small club -- politicians who behave badly and get recorded on tape. If you want to elect a criminal, don't you at least want to vote for a smart one?
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I heard Sisler made a call at 1 am to our embassy in Libya. Threatened them and everything. What nerve.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Obama & SIsler? That's funny. Will Sisler be lobbing threatening calls at 1 am into the White House after the final ballots are counted????
PositiveinMT November 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Republican leadership that makes sense - Rosenbush and Sisler have demonstrated a true commitment to our Township. No sniping or negativity, just bold leadership that is not afraid to stand up for common sense fiscal responsibility and the entire the Morris Township community. I'm voting for Sisler and Rosenbush and I hope you will too!
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Yeah, no sniping or negativity...unless you're Sisler AND YOU GET CAUGHT ON TAPE THREATENING A RESIDENT!
PositiveinMT November 06, 2012 at 05:06 PM
We need to be sure we have competent and committed leadership to move our Township in the right direction. Lower taxes, more jobs and courage to stand up and face the special interests. That's why Republicans Sisler and Rosenbush deserve my vote! Join me in voting for Sisler and Rosenbush - the Right Choice for Morris Township!
Martatown November 06, 2012 at 05:40 PM
When you shutting down Honeywell Rob? Kick them out out of town too right Rob. It'll be great for our taxes.
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Oh, I see Marta. You're concerned about lil ol me taking down a Fortune 50 company?!?!? Man, I got me some street cred! But the truth is all you've done, Brucie, is doled out hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate welfare to a Fortune 50 company that doesn't actually pay any US income tax! Man, you thought food stamps were a social program you can't get behind and t=you support this? Either which way, Cuzzin Brucie, the only reason the Honeywell Ordinance will be overturned by the courts is because YOU PURPOSEFULLY INTERFERED WITH THE HEARING BY MAKING A THREATENING CALL TO A RESIDENT AT 1 AM!!!
PositiveinMT November 06, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Republican leadership has helped to create one of the nicest communities in Morris County. Sisler and Rosenbush has consistently proven their dedication to our fine community! Join me in voting for Bruce Sisler and Scott Rosenbush today! A vote that is good and right for our community; one that is positive and directed toward constructive progress! Democrats will work to spread misinformation and hyperbole - we know all about these Chicago-style shenanigans...total malarkey! Rise above with me and vote Sisler and Rosenbush today! Vote Sisler and Rosenbush - Republican leadership in Morris Township!
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 05:57 PM
We need strong, fically responsible leaders. The democrats have had four years, nationally, with little or nothing to show for it. Our local politicians, Sisler and Rosenbush, have demonstrated that they can stay the course and provide us with much needed financial restraint. They continue to have my unwavering support. Vote Republican!
PositiveinMT November 06, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Romney, Sisler and Rosenbush have stood up to the Democrat machine bent on expanding government, controlling the private sector and telling the people "what is best for" them. Let's take back our county and retain strong, committed leadership in Morris Township. Vote Republican - vote to keep Morris Township on solid financial footing! Join me in voting for Romney for President and Sisler and Rosenbush for Township Committee!
Martatown November 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
How much in taxes have you paid on all of your settlements Rob?? You're just stealing it with a law degree there Rob...same thing, but directly I'm your pocket.
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 07:08 PM
The time for sniping and one-up-manship is over. Today, we must back our candidates and voice our support. The democrats have tied our future to failed tax and spend philosophies. Moving forward, we must support the Republican Party: Sisler, Rosenbush and Romney.
Moreformorristown November 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Time to get the vote out! The Republican Party needs our support, both locally and nationally. A vote for the Republican Party is a vote for fiscal responsibility. Vote Romney for President and Sisler and Rosenbush for Township Committee.
Maura Souki November 06, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Hey Rob I hope that you had nothing to do with the Goldberg sign that appeared on the edge of my property yesterday. You would not be so low as to come to my home and personally harass me would you???
Rob Burke November 06, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Sorry, Maura. The only politically motivated personal harassment in our town is perpetrated by Sisler. Vote!
Martatown November 07, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Unless there's a financial windfall for Rob or he has a perdonal vendetta against you I think you are safe Maura.
Go GOP November 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Sisler won! Go hibernate, Burke.,,
Rob Burke November 07, 2012 at 10:42 AM
You really don't understand much about me, eh Bruce? I find your behavior despicable and abhorrent. So I am goin to file a lawsuit that puts your illegal, threatening phone calls front and center. You were uncomfortable with the scrutiny that a couple residents brought while you screwed the pooch on Honeywell? Buckle up, Bruce. As uncomfortable you made a local family feel when you threatened them in the middle of the night, I bet your discomfort lasts a lot longer. Lopsided political populations make the voting booth a poor barometer of proper behavior of elected officials. Not as true in our judicial system. See you soon.

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