A Stunning Shakeup in Jackson Politics | G. Sonnenfeld

Last night, all eyes were on Jackson, as a stunning shakeup took place on the local and county level.

It was a day of reckoning, and a day that will mark a turning point for the rights of law-abiding U.S. residents who sought to live in a town in peace.

Perhaps the biggest shakeup, was the removal of Jackson Republican Municipal Chairwoman Clara Glory and Jackson Republican Club President Todd Porter, who were both ousted from their powerful County Committee seats in a crushing blow.

Glory and Porter were the two highest-ranking Jackson Republicans who together controlled the process in which elected officials received the nominations for office in Jackson, and who have represented Jackson for many years collectively.

You may recognize both their names, as they’ve both been in the news – but not for good reason. Glory and Porter made headlines when their comments against Jews came to light. They were condemned by both local and National Republicans as a result.

Glory and Porter have represented the Jackson County Committee as Municipal Chairwoman and Municipal Vice Chairman since the resignation of disgraced Councilman Rob Nixon, and have been allegedly involved in many of the conversations pertaining to the growing Jewish population in Jackson.

With their collective grip on politics coming to an end in Jackson, high-ranking Republicans are looking forward to healing, unity and peace for all of its citizens.

“Last night’s election results are the best demonstration of how effective grassroots activities are,” said Agudah New Jersey Director Rabbi Avi Schnall. “The community understood the importance of these local elections, and as they say, all politics is local. We thank every member from the community that came out yesterday to vote. Your votes truly made the difference, and will affect real change.”

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  1. I went to vote and I’m happy my vote made a difference! BUT I’m worried that putting in friends of the Jews will let Jackson become the next Lakewood in terms of housing and driving. I am NOT looking forward to that….

    • As the Orthodox expand into many areas in NJ, your leadership needs to have a longer term plan for proper infrastructure and the state of public school funding. You guys certainly have a right to your insular lifestyle and culture, but with your numbers expected to grow exponentially there will be impacts to the outside world.

  2. If we only we could get a grassroots effort in Lakewood and oust the incumbents who while obviously not antisemitic, they dont look out for our best interest (overbuilding, high taxes etc)

  3. Very exciting news. The Jewish families in Jackson deserve truly emmesesdik representation, what we had up to now was FAKE news. We are looking forward for a productive working environment for the good of all the folks in Jackson. Mazal Tov

  4. Howell nj nbr you bring up some excellent points, I am Jewish but respect the issues you express and share your concerns.
    Please powers that be, let’s be fair all around
    Good for young Jewish families should not mean overlooking the milieu and interests of the larger community

  5. What’s so stunning? It’s the rights of citizen to vote their conscience, the existing Jackson leadership didn’t represent for the needs of a majority so they got voted OUT. Peshat is straight forward, you get elected to be a representative and if you don’t represent then your out plain and simple,.

    • I understand your sentiments, but can you please offer any suggestions on how to address public school funding issues? Do we want neighboring towns to be the next Lakewood public school district?

  6. Anyone ever consider Pennsylvania

    It is a lot larger , cheaper , and conservative ,lower taxes, and a more simpler life style away from the big Cities

    NY and NJ are not the place for these expansions

  7. Lakewood Ir Hatorah has a tremendous magnetic pull, fabulous shiurim available here, you don’t have this in other places, I am in Jackson, that’s nearby but I can’t see myself being too far away, poshet peshat it’s a gevaldiga location , sorry an Ir Hatorah doesn’t get born everyday

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