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Ex-Campaign Manager Sues Mahwah Councilman

Manager claims Rob Hermansen owes her $10,000 for work on his failed 2012 freeholder reelection bid, report says.

Rob Hermansen.
Rob Hermansen.

An ex-Bergen County Freeholder and current Mahwah Councilman has been sued by his former campaign manager, who claims he didn’t pay her for managing his unsuccessful 2012 campaign, NorthJersey.com reported.

According to the report, Mahwah Councilman Rob Hermansen has been sued by Deirdre Woodbyrne, who claims that he owes her $10,000 for work she did during his failed campaign for reelection as a Bergen County freeholder in 2012.

Woodbyrne, who also managed Hermansen’s successful 2009 freeholder campaign, filed the suit in Bergen County Superior Court on March 4, the report said.

According to the report, Woodbyrne claims her company, Doleman Strategies of Ramsey, submitted a bill to Hermansen for services like "managing the defendant's campaign and media contacts, drafting literature, drafting media advertisements, running social media campaign, debate preparation, attendance at nine scheduled debates, senior citizen facility visits, attendance at 'town days,' coordination of two freeholder fundraisers, coordinate with other campaigns and/or other related services.”

Though Hermansen declined to comment to NorthJersey.com, he did deny the allegations in a response he filed on March 26.

Woodbyrne’s attorney says the case will likely be heard later this year, the report said.

Hermansen served as a freeholder for three years before losing his reelection bid in 2012. In 2013, he made a failed attempt at the Republican Party nomination for an assembly seat, and later in the year won a one-year unexpired term on the Mahwah township council

Andy Schmidt April 11, 2014 at 08:42 AM
Glad to hear Mona, that you are now formally committing to even giving the Mayor a fair shake.
Mona Lot April 12, 2014 at 05:55 AM
Hey Schmidt, its time for you to start gargling with "Kaopectate" again, your Mayor not mine needs to step up to the plate.
Michael Agosta April 12, 2014 at 10:06 AM
He drank the Donovan kool aid.
Thunderbird Pride April 13, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Mona - First off, I was poking some fun at this which is why I used LOL. Second, you are probably the last person on Patch who should be giving such advice. How about practicing what you preach? LOL
Aaron Carter May 21, 2014 at 07:41 PM
The campaign tactics that they are using are ruthless. I have never seen anything like it. I also like them a lot. I would love to see what they do in the future. Aaron Carter | http://internetexpertonline.com/adwords-campaign-management/

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