Hey guys, I'm Bill Spadea, host of our morning drive show on New Jersey 101.5. I'm also the host of Chasing News, which airs weeknights on Fox Television in New York and Philly. I've done a little bit of everything over my 20-plus year career, serving as a political strategist, analyst, candidate for office and business executive. Before getting into media, I served as an executive in the real estate industry for 18 years, coaching, recruiting and selling. I'm still a licensed broker in several states, including New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. As a candidate, I took on a three-term Democratic House incumbent in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Highlights of the campaign included a 200-mile walk through all 44 towns in the district, knocking on 16,000-plus doors and beating expectations as the top Republican challenger in New Jersey in 2004. Our campaign ranked 17th out of 157 GOP challengers nationwide by earning 40 percent of the vote with more than 115,000 votes. Following the race I spent time as a surrogate speaker in New Jersey for Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 1991, I graduated with a B.A. from Boston University and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserves after serving eight years. My wife, Jodi, and I live in Princeton with my son, Michael, who attends our local public high school. My daughter now lives in London as she enters her third year at the University of the Arts.
Steve Sweeney is the real danger to New Jersey (Opinion)
Comparatively speaking, Phil Murphy just got here.
Opinion: NJ Should be Using More Plastic
The recent move to ban so-called single use plastic bags is based on exaggerations and falsehoods.
Opinion: Trump Leads and Succeeds, While Menendez and Booker Fumble
President Trump accomplished something rare in politics and world diplomacy Wednesday. He effectively stood up to our enemy and silenced his critics in one speech.
Opinion: Donald Trump’s Van Drew Folly
Van Drew is no more a Republican than Steve Sweeney or Phil Murphy, for that matter. And his vote against impeachment was irrelevant to boot.
Opinion: The Trifecta of Disaster- Murphy, Sweeney, and Grewal
It's hard to decide which of these characters is worst for our state.
Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve — Do You Do It?
Here's my menu. I know, I know some people may say I'm cheating a bit on the fish, but hey we get all seven.
Opinion: NJ Sheriff Standing Strong Against Making NJ a Sanctuary State
Thankfully there are voices of reason still left in our state. One of those strong voices speaking out for common sense and public safety is the Sheriff in Sussex County, Mike Strada.
Opinion: Time to Militarize Our Police Departments
Enough is enough. Stand with our cops. Stand up for law enforcement. Stand up and fight back.
Opinion: Can This Political Newcomer Defeat Cory Booker?
Hirsh Singh sounds like the kind of candidate who can energize people to see the opportunity to turn our state around.
Opinion: Jeff Van Drew is the Only Honest Democrat Left in NJ
Jeff has always been a bit of an independent thinker breaking with the party line on numerous occasions as a member of the NJ Legislature.