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: 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.
Opinion: NJ Congresswoman Betrays Country With Bill Co-sponsorship
There is no other way to put it. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is a disgrace.
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.