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ELEC reports fines against three municipal candidates

Fourth individual faces reprimand

By Nikita Biryukov, May 20 2020 11:22 am

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced decisions against four candidates for local office Wednesday.

Franklin Township Committeeman Craig Repman was ordered to pay $275 in fines after filing a candidate sworn statement 653 days late in his 2018 race.

Califon Council President Michael Medea was ordered to pay the same amount for filing his 2018 candidate sworn statement 646 days late.

Former Glen Ridge Councilman Arthur Dawson was fined $426.80 over delays in filing his candidate sworn statement.

Dawson filed the form 847 days late after losing re-election in 2017. He was fined $275 because of the filing delays and paid $100 because he filed the form after a subpoena was issued. He also paid $51.80 in sheriff service fees.

Essex Fells resident Chris Boeckel, once an independent candidate for local office, was reprimanded for filing his candidate sworn statement 641 days late but faced no fines because ELEC deemed such fines would create undue financial hardship.

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