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.
NJ Trooper Helps With Woman’s Groceries After Car Breaks Down
Thank you to Trooper Michael Stoffel and all the men and women who serve our state every day so our communities can be safe.
Opinion: This NJ Mayor is Defying Trump at Your Expense
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka's hatred of Trump and willingness to use his elected position to push his personal agenda has hit a new low.
Opinion: Murphy and Sweeney Prioritize Illegals Over Your Kids
Gov. Murphy used his line item veto power to cut $48M from the Sweeney-Norcross budget. That's a tiny amount when compared to the overall budget.
Opinion: Cut Spending and Lower Taxes, Stupid
We are certainly at a crossroads in New Jersey. The path chosen over the next few days, weeks, and months will determine how many more Jerseyans opt for plan "B", the exit plan.
Opinion: Six-figure NJ Principal Disrespects U.S. Marine Recruit
A Point Pleasant Boro High School principal refused to let a young man wear his Marine Corps sash at graduation.
Opinion: Can the GOP Be Relevant in NJ Politics Again?
You can't serve as the legit opposition to the corrupt majority who've been lining the pockets of special interest for decades and then claim to represent the taxpayers.
Opinion: Got College Debt? Pay it. Nothing is Free.
Bernie Sanders wants to wipe out $1.6T in college debt to give graduates a fresh start. Guess who has to pay for it.
Opinion: Boys are Not Girls — Can’t Believe I Have to Say That
There's a reason that we have gender specific sports. It's not discriminatory, it's fair and empowering for student athletes.
Opinion: Are the Bosses Ripping Off the Taxpayer?
For a few weeks now, I've been saying that un-elected power brokers are the problem in New Jersey.
Opinion: Give Millionaires a Tax Break to Save New Jersey
There are 19,000 millionaire taxpayers in New Jersey who are paying an enormous share of New Jersey's income tax revenue.