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: 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.
Opinion: Stop Hating the NRA, You Need Them
They are a true civil rights group focused on making sure that the politicians don't try to solve one problem by destroying our Constitution.
Opinion: Why Veterans Day is Losing it’s Meaning
To many people today, the holiday is just another day that people feel guilty if they don't say something nice about Veterans on social media.
Opinion: What’s Behind AG Grewal’s Dangerous Sanctuary State Policy?
Michelle Malkin is the not-too-shy Jersey girl with the guts to speak out against the lawlessness going on in our home state.
Opinion: Vote ‘NO’ on Insulting Veterans Tax Deduction November 5th
There is no reason for this to pass and further increase the cost of doing business in New Jersey.
Charlie Sheen is Coming to NJ Horror Con in Atlantic City
If you are a fan of horror films, do not miss New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival at Showboat in Atlantic City this weekend.
Opinion: The AG is Out of Control — Time to Fight Back
There is no longer a middle ground between the position taken by New Jersey's Attorney General and those of us concerned with public safety and the protecting the lives of law enforcement.