News Room Archive 1986-1989

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Date   Topic of Press Release
December 20, 1989 Press Release - December 20 1989 The two major parties reported on their 20-day postelection reports raising a total of $10,944,207 and spending a total of $10,588,852.
December 19, 1989 Press Release - December 19 1989 Research analysis that discusses possible approaches for increasing the agency's funding and autonomy by transferring the responsibility for the Commission's fiscal base from the State's taxpayers to PACs, political parties, and lobbyists.
December 18, 1989 Press Release - December 18 1989 20-day postelection report figures show that the 1989 election for the State Assembly was the most expensive in New Jersey history. The Commission announced that total receipts reported by Assembly candidates through November 27, 1989 amounted to $9,787,549 and expenditures to $7,653,744.
November 3, 1989 Press Release - November 3 1989 The Commission announced that two major party candidates for Governor reported raising a total of $10,737,170 and spending a total of $10,198,246 on 11-day preelection reports filed with the Commission.
November 2, 1989 Press Release - November 2 1989 Preliminary figures compiled by the Commission, candidates for the Assembly have reported raising $7,191,440 and spending $5,005,234 as of the 11-day preelection filing period.
October 24, 1989 Press Release - October 24 1989 Up-dated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial general election candidates is available for public inspection.
October 24, 1989 Press Release - October 24 1989 The Commission announced that two major party candidates for Governor reported raising a total of $10,046,329 and spending a total of $5,235,434 on 29-day preelection reports.
October 23, 1989 Press Release - October 23 1989 The Commission announced that during the 29-day preelection filing period that covers activity up to a month before the election, candidates for the Assembly reported raising $4,698,553 and spending $2,872,296.
October 17, 1989 Press Release - October 17 1989 The Commission certified $179,290.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
October 16, 1989 Press Release - October 16 1989 The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
October 10, 1989 Press Release - October 10 1989 The Commission certified $214,200.80 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
October 6, 1989 Press Release - October 6 1989 The first campaign financial disclosure report of 1989 Gubernatorial and Assembly general election candidates and committees will be available for public inspection.
October 4, 1989 Press Release - October 4 1989 The Commission certified $394,122.80 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial election Candidate James Courter.
October 2, 1989 Press Release - October 2 1989 The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
September 26, 1989 Press Release - September 26 1989 The Commission certified $553,827.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
September 25, 1989 Press Release - September 25 1989 The Commission has received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Courter.
September 12, 1989 Press Release - September 12 1989 The Commission certified $2,638,821 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial general election candidates. James Courter $1,958,559 and James Florio $680,262.
September 8, 1989 Press Release - September 8 1989 Due to Fiscal Year 1990 budgetary cuts, the Commission must temporarily reduce its services by limiting the amount of reports released to the public.
August 21, 1989 Press Release - August 21 1989 The Commission received two applications for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election candidates James Courter and James Florio.
August 15, 1989 Press Release - August 15 1989 The Commission certified $2,619,738 in public matching funds to Democratic Gubernatorial general election Candidate James Florio.
August 7, 1989 Press Release - August 7 1989 The Commission received an application for public matching funds from 1989 gubernatorial general election Candidate James Florio. 
July 24, 1989 Press Release - July 24 1989 The Commission has received the first application for public matching funds in the 1989 gubernatorial general election.
July 19, 1989 Press Release - July 19 1989 The Commission announced that 20-day postelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. The eight candidates participating in the 1989 primary election public financing program are: Gerald Cardinale, James Courter, Cary Edwards, James Florio, William Gormley, Chuck Hardwick, Alan Karcher, and Barbara Sigmund. The three candidates not participating in public financing are: Tom Blomquist, James Kolyer, and Lois Rand.
July 18, 1989 Press Release - July 18 1989 White Paper No. 3, Legislative Public Financing, the Commission urges the Legislature to establish a public financing program that would place controls on spending in Legislative races and enable greater numbers of qualified citizens to run for public office.
July 12, 1989 Press Release - July 12 1989 Preliminary 20-day postelection figures show that candidates for the General Assembly spent more in their primary campaigns this year than they did in 1987, their total receipts actually decreased slightly.
June 16, 1989 Press Release - June 16 1989 The Commission certified a total of $59,187.12 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $31,313.02, Karcher $66.32 and Sigmund $27,807.78.
June 7, 1989 Press Release - June 7 1989 The Commission announced that steps are being taken to implement the general election debate requirement provision contained in the public financing legislation signed by Governor Thomas Kean on January 21, 1989.
June 5, 1989 Press Release - June 5 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale and Barbara Sigmund.
June 2, 1989 Press Release - June 2 1989 11-day preelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. Participating in public financing are: Gerald Cardinale, James Courter, Cary Edwards, James Florio, William Gormley, Chuck Hardwick, Alan Karcher, and Barbara Sigmund. Not participating in public financing are: Tom Blomquist, James Kolyer, and Lois Rand.
June 2, 1989 Press Release - June 2 1989 11-day preelection reports indicate that candidates for the General Assembly have raised $1,325,397 and spent $604,471 on their campaigns through May 26, 1989, with incumbent candidates raising 86 percent and spending 87 percent of the funds.
May 31, 1989 Press Release - May 31 1989 The Commission certified a total of $252,714.10 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial election candidates. Cardinale $112,261.08, Gormley $10,394.50, Karcher $46,576.58, and Sigmund $83,481.94.
May 30, 1989 Press Release - May 30 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, William Gormley, Alan Karcher, and Barbara Sigmund.
May 25, 1989 Press Release - May 25 1989 29-day preelection reports were filed by the eight publicly-financed and three other gubernatorial primary election candidates. The reports filed cover campaign financial activity from the inception of each campaign through May 5, 1989.
May 23, 1989 Press Release - May 23 1989 The Commission certified a total of $240,409.78 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $59,923.80, Courter $5,009.38, Gormley $122,194.50, Karcher $49,262.30, and Sigmund $4,019.80.
May 22, 1989 Press Release - May 22 1989 Preliminary figures based upon the 29-day preelection reports indicate that candidates for the General Assembly have raised $958,525 and spent $413,960 on their campaigns through May 8, 1989, with incumbent candidates raising and spending 91 percent of the funds.
May 22, 1989 Press Release - May 22 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, William Gormley, and Alan Karcher.
May 16, 1989 Press Release - May 16 1989 The Commission certified a total of $278,172.60 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $47,988.60, Courter $49,743.00, Gormley $66,231.00, Karcher $79,11.80, and Sigmund $35,098.20.
May 15, 1989 Press Release - May 15 1989 An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election is available for public inspection.
May 15, 1989 Press Release - May 15 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, James Courter, William Gormley, Alan Karcher, and Barbara Sigmund.
May 10, 1989 Press Release - August 10 2005 The Commission certified a total of $280,417.20 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $86,130.00, Gormley $82,570.00, Karcher $82,717.20, and Sigmund $29,000.00.
May 9, 1989 Press Release - May 9 1989 An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.
May 8, 1989 Press Release - May 8 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale and Alan Karcher.
May 8, 1989 Press Release - May 8 1989 The Commission today called for reform of New Jersey's Personal Financial Disclosure (PFD) Act. The PFD Law should be amended to require legislative and gubernatorial candidates to report the amounts of honoraria, reimbursements, and gifts they received during the previous year.
May 5, 1989 Press Release - May 5 1989 Financial disclosure report of 1989 Gubernatorial and Assembly Primary candidates and committees will be available for public inspection.
May 4, 1989 Press Release - May 4 1989 The Commission certified a total of $127,605.98 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $32,996.00 and Karcher $94,609.98.
May 1, 1989 Press Release - May 1 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates William Gormley, Alan Karcher, and Barbara Sigmund.
April 28, 1989 Press Release - April 28 1989 An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.
April 25, 1989 Press Release - April 25 1989 The Commission certified a total of $697,897.26 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Florio $355,910.00, Gormley $74,630.00, Hardwick $63,555.26, and Sigmund $203,802.00.
April 24, 1989 Press Release - April 24 1989 An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.
April 24, 1989 Press Release - April 24 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, Chuck Hardwick, and Alan Karcher.
April 18, 1989 Press Release - April 18 1989 The Commission certified a total of $3,504,429.36 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $93,158.00, Courter $1,295,247.62, Edwards $210,340.00, Florio $994,090.00, Gormley $376,270.00, Hardwick $388,993.74, and Karcher $146,330.00.
April 17, 1989 Press Release - April 17 1989 The Commission received applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates James Florio, William Gormley, Chuck Hardwick, and Barbara Sigmund.
April 10, 1989 Press Release - April 10 1989 The Commission received five applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, Cary Edwards, James Florio, Chuck Hardwick, and Alan Karcher.
April 10, 1989 Press Release - April 10 1989 An updated alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.
April 5, 1989 Press Release - April 5 1989 The Commission certified $673,813 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $26,450, Edwards $390,610, and Hardwick $256,753.
April 4, 1989 Press Release - April 4 1989 The Commission announced today that lobbying expenditures for the 1988 calendar year totaled $10,549,775. The 1988 total represents a 36 percent increase over the 1987 annual total of $7,737,950.
April 3, 1989 Press Release - April 3 1989 The Commission received six applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, James Courter, Cary Edwards, James Florio, William Gormley, and Chuck Hardwick.
March 23, 1989 Press Release - March 23 1989 An alphabetical contributor list for publicly-financed 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates is available for public inspection.
March 21, 1989 Press Release - March 21 1989 The Commission selected sponsors for the series of four 1989 gubernatorial primary election debates.
March 21, 1989 Press Release - March 21 1989 The Commission certified $1,969,194 in public matching funds to 1989 gubernatorial primary election candidates. Cardinale $213,550.00, Edwards $749,050.00, Gormley $617,710.00, Hardwick $186,336.00, and Karcher $202,548,00.
March 20, 1989 Press Release - March 20 1989 The Commission received three applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, Cary Edwards, and Chuck Hardwick.
March 6, 1989 Press Release - March 6 1989 The Commission received five applications for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial candidates Gerald Cardinale, Cary Edwards, William Gormley, Chuck Hardwick, and Alan Karcher.
March 2, 1989 Press Release - March 2 1989 The Commission certified $454,362 in public matching funds to Gubernatorial primary election Candidate Chuck Hardwick.
February 21, 1989 Press Release - February 21 1989 The Commission received one application for public matching funds from primary election gubernatorial Candidate Chuck Hardwick.
January 31, 1989 Press Release - January 31 1989 The Commission announced that steps are being taken to implement the new debate requirement provision contained in the recently enacted public financing legislation signed by Governor Thomas Kean on January 21, 1989.
December 20, 1988 Press Release - December 20 1988 Resolution requesting that the Governor declare the existence of an emergency imminent peril to the distribution of public money.
November 30, 1988 Press Release - November 30 1988 Political committee in support of NJ's educational facilities bond issue, raised $300,711 and spent $295,012.
November 15, 1988 Press Release - November 15 1988 Resolution sent to Governor Thomas Kean to urge immediate legislative action to amend the Gubernatorial Public Financing Program.
November 3, 1988 Press Release - November 3 1988 Political committee in support of NJ's educational facilities bond issue, raised $228,860 and spent $172,099.
October 25, 1988 Press Release - October 25 1988 Public hearing concerning proposed amendments to regulation for the Gubernatorial Public Financing Program.
October 19, 1988 Press Release - October 19 1988 Letter sent to Governor Thomas Kean re: costs associated with implementing at a late date certain provisions of the Assembly State Government Committee Substitute Bill for S-24881R and A-3257.
October 13, 1988 Press Release - October 13 1988 Political committee in support of NJ's educational facilities bond issue raised $91,566 and spent $73,540.
September 20, 1988 Press Release - September 20 1988 The Commission announced today that the time has come for setting limits on contributions to legislative candidates, but they should not be set too low.
July 20, 1988 Press Release - July 20 1988 Public hearing on the Commission's proposed amendments to its regulations of gubernatorial public financing.
July 6, 1988 Press Release - July 6 1988 Lobbying expenditures for the 1987 calendar year totaled $7,737,950.
June 8, 1988 Press Release - June 8 1988 The costs of campaigning for governor in 1989 will have increased an estimated 60.3 percent since the general election 1981.
April 14, 1988 Press Release - April 14 1988 PACs contributed $4,358,143 to and on behalf of local, county and legislative candidates in 1987.
March 10, 1988 Press Release - March 10 1988 ELEC has called on Governor Thomas Kean and the State Legislature to adopt legislation setting forth standards for the use of surplus campaign funds.
December 9, 1987 Press Release - December 9 1987 Twenty-day postelection reports show that during the recent campaign for the Legislature, Senate and Assembly candidates reported raising $15,071,611 and spending $11,268, 1993.
December 1, 1987 Press Release - December 1 1987 ELEC today urged in the law requiring the reporting of financial activity by lobbyists.
November 24, 1987 Press Release - November 24 1987 ELEC has approved a proposal for a statutory change that would require PAC's and party committees to identify their political or economic affiliation.
October 30, 1987 Press Release - October 30 1987 The 11-day preelection filing of October 23, 1987, Senate and Assembly candidates reported raising $11,164,973 and spending $7,388,129.
October 20, 1987 Press Release - October 20 1987 Senate and Assembly candidates raised $7,367,484 and spent $3,659,050, or 50 percent of their receipts during the period prior to October 5, 1987.
October 6, 1987 Press Release - October 6 1987 Frederick Herrmann has been named Chairperson of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL).
September 23, 1987 Press Release - September 23 1987 PAC contributions to candidates during the first two quarters of 1987 have increased by 81 percent over the same period in 1985 and the number of PAC's has increased by 35 percent.
August 20, 1987 Press Release - August 20 1987 A total of 223 major party candidates for the State Legislature filed personal financial disclosure reports in 1987.
July 6, 1987 Press Release - July 6 1987 Final campaign financial figures for the June 2, 1987 Primary election were released today.
June 30, 1987 Press Release - June 30 1987 Nomination of Andrew Axtell and Stanley Bedford.
May 29, 1987 Press Release - May 29 1987 State Senate and Assembly candidates in the 1987 June primary have raised $2,231,246 and spent $1,096,628 through May 22, 1987.
May 21, 1987 Press Release - May 21 1987 State Senate and Assembly candidates in the 1987 June primary have raised $1,460,132 and spent $574,772 on their campaigns through May 8, 1987.
May 1, 1987 Press Release - May 1 1987 ELEC today provided receipt and expenditure totals for all continuing political committees currently operating in the State of NJ. 
May 1, 1987 Press Release - May 1 1987 PACs received $6,391,992 in contributions during the 15-month period January 1, 1986 and March 31, 1987.
July 11, 1986 Press Release - July 11 1986 Proposed new regulations concerning the use of campaign funds remaining unspent at the end of a candidacy.
July 1, 1986 Press Release - July 1 1986 Quarterly reports showing contributions and expenditures of State, county and municipal party committees are due July 15, 1986.
May 28, 1986 Press Release - May 28 1986 Campaign financial disclosure reports for June 10, 1986 Runoff Election is due May 30, 1986.
April 30, 1986 Press Release - April 30 1986 Campaign financial disclosure reports for the 1986 June primary is due May 5, 1986.
April 4, 1986 Press Release - April 4 1986 Campaign financial disclosure reports for the 1986 May municipal is due April 14, 1986.
April 1, 1986 Press Release - April 1 1986 Quarterly reports showing contributions and expenditures of State, county and municipal party committees are due April 15, 1986.
March 3, 1986 Press Release - March 3 1986 The Commission has announced the filing deadlines for 1986 School Board Election. 
February 10, 1986 Press Release - February 10 1986 1985 annual report of financial activity by lobbyists and legislative agents.
January 28, 1986 Press Release - January 28 1986 Public hearings re: NJ program of providing public financing for gubernatorial elections.
January 15, 1986 Press Release - January 15 1986 Public hearings re: NJ program of providing public financing for gubernatorial elections.