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Commissioner Jeff Kasko Announces Re-election Bid

Kasko is seeking a second term on the three-person board.

Jeff Kasko announced Tuesday he will run for re-election to the Board of Commissioners.

He was elected in 2009 to his first term on the three-member board.

"After thinking it over and talking with family, friends, and supporters, the decision to ask the voters for a second term was made in the past week," he said in a statement. “Every day, I am so thankful for the privilege of living in this town and raising five boys here with my wife, Teri. For me, it is a tremendous honor to serve as commissioner and be able to interact with residents, make decisions, and help guide Haddonfield into the future. I hope the voters will allow me to continue in this role for another term.”

All three seats on the borough Board of Commissioners are up for election. Commissioner Letitia "Tish" Colombi, who has been mayor for the past 12 years, announced last month that she will not seek another four-year term after 28 years as a commissioner. Ed Borden, a commissioner since 2003, has not announced if he will seek re-election. 

Kasko is the second person to throw his hat into the ring after Neal Rochford also announced an election bid.

Candidates face a March 15 filing deadline for the May 14 election. Haddonfield has a nonpartisan form of government in which party affiliation of candidates is not printed on the ballot.

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Joe Taxpayer February 21, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Jeff, in the interest of full transparency, please explain why you have been supportive of using deferred school taxes in the budget to mask spending and now that the use has run its course, what it means for taxpayers. Thank you
Bob February 21, 2013 at 09:20 PM
This is good news for Haddonfield. Overall, Jeff has brought logic and common sense to the Board. I congratulate him on his decision to run for re-election. Robert J. Aitken
Joe Taxpayer February 21, 2013 at 09:58 PM
http://sj.sunne.ws/2012/05/23/good-news-for-evesham-township-tax-payers/ We need full transparency on the use of deferred school taxes. Where are the elected officials and the staff on this? When Brown came to the council, he said the budget depended on $3 million in deferred taxes to keep the rate low. Now the budget has no school tax deferrals. Depending on school tax deferrals is what gets municipalities in trouble in the long run, he said. “We have zero dollars in school tax deferral. That’s what buried Medford; it’s basically a credit card payment and when their reliance on the school tax deferral came due and they couldn’t make the payment, it killed them,” Brown said.
Chip Kelly March 12, 2013 at 07:15 AM
Jeff Kasko, does he really think having 3 public jobs is going to sit well with the voters? Does Jeff collect pension and salary as commish? Does he collect benefits or benefit credits? Is that on top of the state job he got a mere several years ago? Does he still work "part time" for the Haddon Heights GOP mayor and their council? How bad is the system when a commissioner of one town is hired to work part time in another town when belonging to the same party? It just raises a lot of questions on inside, self serving politics and the real motives for running for reelection.
Jeff H March 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM
CHIP: GET EDUCATED BEFORE YOU WRITE CRAP THAT ISN'T TRUE. KASKO WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO REFUSED TO TAKE A PENSION AND SALARY. WHEN BORDEN WAS ASKED IF WE WOULD DO THE SAME, HE HADNO REPLY. KASKO WAS THE ONLY 'PROGESSIVE' WHO STOOD UP AGAINST THE OTHER TWO 'THAT'S THE WAY WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT' POLITICIANS ON THE BOARD. YOU ARE VERY MISINFORMED CHIPPER!
Cabal Incorporated March 12, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Jeff, again with all caps. You could be telling us all the secrets of the ages and no one would read it 'cause you're YELLING at us.lose caps gain credibility
Maryann Campling March 12, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Cabal Incorporated: If memory serves me right....it was disclosed several months ago that the gentlemen has a vision impairment that is helped by using caps when he posts. If I'm misinformed, I apologize...

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