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.
Opinion: Why I Love the President’s Aggressive, ‘Take-no-prisoner’ Style
President Trump was mad. Trump was frustrated. Trump was debating moderator Chris Wallace and some of the time his actual opponent, Joe Biden.
Opinion: Day 190 of 15 Days to Stop the Spread — What’s Murphy’s Agenda?
So when does it end? When will normal unite against the outrageous overreach of government?
Opinion: Today is Day 184 of 15 Days to Stop the Spread
As long as you are acting scared of a virus pandemic that has long since passed, you will be a slave to the arbitrary edicts of this governor.
Opinion: Can Donald Trump Win New Jersey?
Can Donald Trump win New Jersey? Why not? Eric Trump certainly thinks so.
Opinion: Is New Jersey Dead After the Lockdown?
If downtown commerce remains severely limited and our schools open as fear centers resembling prisons more than education centers then New Jersey will surely be following in NYC’s footsteps soon.
Opinion: NJ Can Stand In Line for Everything, But Voting
Your government is pretending that the health crisis is so bad you can’t even exercise your constitutional right to vote unless you accept the mail-in process.
Opinion: New Jersey Sacrificed and Still Got Screwed
Will your taxes go down now that you’re doing the job of teacher? Nope. Actually, they’ll go up as the state continues to borrow and spend as if we didn’t lose billions from the shutdown.
Opinion: Seven Reasons Social Distancing is a Failed Policy
It’s comforting for many to think that keeping your distance from others will somehow keep you safe from deadly disease and infections. The problem is the facts don’t support the conclusion.
Opinion: Crisis Brings Out the Best and Worst in People
Instead of focusing on the positive, Gov. Murphy continues to shame average New Jerseyans all the while being completely inconsistent and hypocritical as to which businesses should be open.
Opinion: Media Fueling Coronavirus Panic — Here’s Why
The words "outbreak" and "pandemic" seem to dominate the conversation about a virus, which so far has not impacted even one person in New Jersey.