Campaign 2017 — The Madison of 2020 and Beyond

2017 Republican Candidates for President in Madison, NJ: Denis Schreiber and Ron Hendrickson
2017 Republican Candidates for President in Madison, NJ: Denis Schreiber and Ron Hendrickson

Madison, NJ News from the Republican party - Dr. Ronald C Hendrickson and Denis W. Schreiber are running as Republication candidates for Madison, NJ Borough Council in the 2017 Election.

We are The New Madison Republicans, representing Madisonians of today.” said Dr. Hendrickson and Mr. Schreiber in a joint statement. “The Madison Republicans are dedicated to moving Madison forward to ready itself for 2020 and beyond.“

“We are excited and honored that these two fresh and talented Madison residents chose to serve Madison is this important way,” remarked Tom Basta, Esq., Vice Chair for the Madison Republican Committee.

Both candidates have been regular attendees to Madison's Borough Council meetings.

Madison's Traditions Are Diverse And Welcoming

Hendrickson and Schreiber are running as a team for the two council seats in November. “We share a common vision for continuing Madison’s long history of welcoming and being helpful to all, sustainable living, good stewardship and a balanced and transparent council,” said Hendrickson and Schreiber at a recent neighborhood event.

The recent council resolution involving Welcome Community is a mystery to many. Denis Schreiber says. “The 2007 New Jersey Attorney General’s law guides all law enforcement professionals. The guidelines are clear. The Mayor’s February 6, proclamation is confusing and contains contradicting statements.” Hendrickson added, “Let’s keep in mind that Madison has a history of helping thy neighbor, assisting newcomers, caring, and loving since the early 1800s. How does one legislate kindness?”

Madison's Downtown Vitality is a Priority

“Given the emergence of “the Amazon.com economy,” it is important to create an inviting, healthy and satisfying downtown experience for all to enjoy.” Many storefronts are empty and have been so for some time. “We want to see a revitalized and well maintained Madison, NJ historic downtown.

“There are some great solutions out there, we need to look carefully and think outside the box,” says Dr. Hendrickson. The historic downtown Madison, NJ downtown is an ecosystem that needs to be kept healthy.

Downtown Parking Facility Will Help Revitalize Downtown

“Madison can assist the resident, consumer, visitor and commuter by building an architecturally beautiful parking facility and create a valuable revenue stream as well,” says Schreiber. “It would be an annuity for decades to come like our water and electric utilities are.”

Madison has a beautiful historic and completely revitalized train station, an effort spearheaded by Joseph Falco and Mayor Gary Ruckelshaus a decade ago. With predictable parking availability, commuters who live in neighboring communities would be drawn to our historic downtown.

“As we think about collaboration and working together, I’d like to see some creative efforts to build additional links between our fantastic public library, the local schools, and neighboring universities,” says Dr. Hendrickson. “When I’m elected I’ll spearhead a STEM initiative in collaboration with the Library, Madison Public Schools and local universities that includes a robotics competition and 3-D printing for our youngsters and middle school students.”

“The Borough Council recently passed the 2017 Budget, and while tax increases have been kept low, I do think we need to reconsider how the electrical utility revenues are utilized. I am concerned about Madison’s continuing dependence on variable revenues to fund a large portion of the Borough’s budget,” Schreiber recently stated.

2017 Republican Candidates for Madison, NJ Borough Council Hendrickson and Schreiber Talk About Their Plans for the Future, Including Taxes, Development, the Downtown and STEM

2017 Republican Candidates for Madison, NJ Borough Council Denis Schreiber and Ron Hendrickson

“What will you two do if you are elected to the council....?”  A great question that we've heard as we walked the town talking to residents.

Many of the issues we are hearing from residents are consistent across previous elections and are left undone.  We think fresh ideas and new energy combined with a sense of urgency are needed on the Borough Council.

The October 26, 2017 League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

A screen capture of the October 26, 2017 League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Did you miss it the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum for Madison? Curious as to what questions were asked and how the candidates answered them? Click through to see.

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Meet Our Candidates

Dr. Ronald C. Hendrickson

Borough Council
Dr. Ron C. Hendrickson, Madison Republican 2017 Candidate for Borough Council

Dr. Hendrickson is a research scientist at a leading cancer research center in New York City.

He leads the technology area that looks to measure proteins in cells and tissues with the goal to diagnose cancer and to get the right drug to the right patient.

Denis Schreiber

Borough Council
Denis Schreiber, Madison Republican 2017 Candidate for Borough Council

Schreiber, now retired, worked in the financial services field for many years. He was a senior vice president in Citigroup’s corporate and broker-dealer treasuries.

He also served as treasurer for Citicorp North America, Inc and Citicorp USA, Inc., and as a correspondent banker for Citibank, N.A. Prior to Citigroup, Schreiber was with HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust and First Pennsylvania Bank.

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Madison, NJ News: The August 14, 2017 Borough Council Meeting — What They Did, What They Said

After preaching inclusion and going through the motions, Mayor Conley proclaims that the Welcoming Community Resolution will remain unchanged
Mayor Conley to a Large Number of Madison Residents: Take a Hike