Mark Porter, Former Montclair Times Editor, To Receive 1st Amendment Award At Lincoln Day Dinner

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Mark Porter of Montclair

Montclair Republicans will honor former Montclair Times editor Mark S. Porter with its First Amendment Award at a Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser to be held Thursday, March 28, 6 pm at the Montclair Golf Club.


Porter, raised and educated in Montclair (Montclair High School 1971; Rutgers University 1977), served as editor of The Montclair Times from June 1998 until November 2016. During these eighteen years, he led The Montclair Times to win the New Jersey Press Association’s ‘Newspaper of Excellence’ or ‘New Jersey’s Best Large Weekly Newspaper’ nine times. From 2016 to his retirement in 2018, Porter served as local news editor for The Record and As a mentor, he nurtured the careers of hundreds of journalists. In retirement, he enjoys membership in the Dunworkin Club and the Montclair Bird Club.

Montclair Republicans will honor Porter for his unwavering support of press freedom and the First Amendment.

Across the nation, Republican clubs celebrate the first Republican U.S. president at Lincoln Day fundraising celebrations. The March 28 dinner will be held jointly with the Essex County NJ Republican Women. Funds raised will benefit the Montclair Republican Club Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to a Montclair-resident high school senior, and the two organizations. For more information about the scholarship, Montclair Republicans, or this event, email For more information about Essex County NJ Republican Women, email

The evening’s keynote speaker will be the Honorable Christopher J. Christie, 55th Governor of the State of New Jersey, and former U.S. Attorney for the State of New Jersey.

Reserve for a very special evening with a very special guests in honor of the  first Republican president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Montclair Republicans and Essex County NJ Republican Women 

Celebrate American Liberty At A Lincoln Day Dinner

March 28, 2019

6 – 9 pm

Montclair Golf Club

25 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, New Jersey 07052

Click these links to reserve or support with PayPal or credit card:

Single ticket – $200

Couples ticket – $300

Table of Ten – $2000

Donation only – no attendance

We welcome you to join the sociable chorus of Montclair and Essex County’s leading voices for Liberty.

See you on the 28th.

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