jesse kurtz

Op-Ed: Proposed A.C. Charter School is Desperately Needed

I am very excited to announce my support for The Frederick Douglass Charter School for Boys, a new school that our community desperately needs. If approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, this innovative educational institution would be the first single-gender charter school in the state and has plans to open in August 2018. […]

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Special interests descend on A.C. to defeat Kurtz’s #ChoiceAC referendum

Our friend Councilman Jesse Kurtz‘s school choice referendum is causing a stir down in the Boardwalk Empire, Save Jerseyans, and plenty of people think it’s the best step forward for Atlantic City’s students, but challenging the status quo also attracts opposition from those who benefit from that status quo… Check this out: ____

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VIDEO: A.C. Councilman Explains City’s Historic School Choice Ballot Question

Most of the big money politics ads are focusing on Ballot Question #1 (Granting Two New Casino Monopolies Outside A.C.) and #2 (Gas Tax Borrowing) in New Jersey this election cycle, Save Jerseyans. Both suck. Vote no! If you live in Atlantic City? You’ve got a chance to cast a YES vote on Question #3… […]

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Atlantic City set for historic citywide school choice vote this November

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic City’s MUA debacle (part of the larger state takeover debate) overshadowed a major development at Wednesday night’s council meeting, Save Jerseyans. This November, when voters in A.C. head to the polls, they’ll pass judgment not only on the state-wide casino gaming referendum but also a pair of city-specific […]

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A.C. GOP Councilman Kurtz: Christie-Sweeney takeover plan is “poison”

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our friend Jesse Kurtz (the freshman Republican – and only Republican on Atlantic City council) held his first town hall meeting on Saturday, Save Jerseyans. It’s worth a listen given his fresh, articulate, and brutally honest first-person assessment of the ongoing tug-of-war between first-term GOP Mayor Don […]


As power brokers play games, frosh councilman Kurtz champions real reform

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Everything you’re seeing relating to Atlantic City’s fate right now is naked power politics, Save Jerseyans. In its purest and most unadulterated form. Most of these politicians couldn’t give less of a damn about the people caught in the middle of this ‘game of thrones.’ A notable […]

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UPDATE: Kurtz’s crusade against A.C. council cars results in formal ban

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Newly-minded 31-year-old Atlantic City Councilman Jesse Kurtz (R) took a stand against Atlantic City’s habit of handing out cars to public officials like candy and it’s continuing to play dividends as the embattled resort struggles to achieve solvency. After Jesse led a voluntary surrender of city council’s […]

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Republican Kurtz joins A.C. council, casts deciding vote for Small

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog A resort that’s had its share of very-public problems over the past several years is overdue for a fresh perspective on city council, Save Jerseyans, especially in light of the dysfunction that usually dominates Atlantic City government-generated headlines. Enter Jesse O’Leary Kurtz, the 31-year-old Republican activist who won a council […]