Large Turnout For The Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee's Meet The Candidates Event

April 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Primary campaign season is underway as The Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee held a voter information event for residents to meet and greet the "Woodruff, Kingsley, Faecher" team running for office in the upcoming Republican Primary Election on June 3.  

The Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee selected Bob Woodruff as the ticket nominee for mayor along with incumbent Jeanne Kingsley and newcomer Marc Faecher as their candidates for Township Council.

 They are running on the following platform -- TOGETHER: BUILDING THE FUTURE OF BERKELEY HEIGHTS.  

Sign Up for E-News

"It's when the Mayor and Township Council work effectively together and work with the residents, volunteers, municipal staff, non-profit organizations, business and corporate community, along with School, County and State officials that we can effectively move forward," said Woodruff.

Nearly 200 people filled the room at Mt. Carmel Hall on April 4 for the Meet the Candidates event supporting Bob Woodruff, Jeanne Kingsley and newcomer Marc Faecher.  

Elected officials including the Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Berkeley Heights Town Councilmen [Kevin Hall, Craig Pastore, Ed Delia, Tom Pirone] and neighboring town representatives came out to show their support of the Woodruff, Kingsley, Faecher team -- Mountainside Councilman Glenn Mortimer, Republican Chair of Summit Lisa Allen, Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson, New Providence Mayoral Candidate Al Morgan and former mayor of Morristown Jay DeLaney were all in attendance. 

"We're so delighted that we get to represent Berkeley Heights and the other 15 towns in District 21," said Munoz. "You are really a model for what good government is. We are for you and behind you, we are looking for the good leadership that we have in these candidates."

The Repubican Committee has worked very hard to build a team that has a unique skill set and really cares about what's best for the residents said Kingsley. "The collaboration and teamwork that exists in the council today.  There is a lot of skill that is involved in making the decisions that affect the property values and the quality of life that you live in."  

"We really want to see Berkeley Heights improved. It's the comradery and skills and the quality on the council that made me say yes [to running for Township Council three years prior], and it's that same quality and skills that exist today that made me want to run again," said Kingsley.

Kinglsey stated the accomplishments the council has made with the launching of the communications committee and the partnerships that have been strengthened between the local communities -- the work with the County and State.  " We are partnering with our local communities to do what we can do to make Berkeley Heights a better place to live and we have a vision for it," said Kingsley.

"The skills that are necessary to take us forward and fix the infrastructure are critical the next three years. It will take a certain skill set to take us in that direction," said Kingsley.

Kingsley introduced, Marc Faecher, a 20 year resident of Berkeley Heights and newcomer to the political arena, as her running mate. He is passionate about correcting the dismal conditions of the fields said Kingsley.  "His mission is to come up with private and public funds to come up with a way to advance our fields."  Faecher is an environmental lawyer by trade and will really be a valuable addition to the council stated Kingsley.

Faecher stated that the only way to move forward together is to discuss the issues, learn about them and execute on the business plan.  Faecher said, "I bring skill to the council to make do with the money we have, look to employ private and public partnerships, find grant money for the fields and face the issues we have with the municipal complex." 

The Republican Muncipal Committee made a decision to make a change and give the line to Bob Woodruff instead of the incumbent Mayor Joe Bruno.  

"This was not personal," said David Ronner, Chairman of The Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee.  "We had many positive challenges.  We, as a municipal community, believe that Bob Woodruff is the right person to approach these challenges.  He has integrity, intelligence and we believe he has the skill as a collaborative leader to lead the township to a better place.  We already have a very good town but we can make it better.  Bob Woodruff can lead us to that point." 

Bob is a fiscal conservative who evaluates costs of operating the town, decreased municipal taxes, reduced operating expenses, and was the lead negotiator for union contracts said Ronner. 

Bob Woodruff took the podium with pride and recognized his fellow councilmen.  "I'm proud to continue to work with this group. This is an extremely hard working group. They bring unique skill sets to the table, they also bring a commonality of purpose and a commonality  of passion. That is important," said Woodruff.

He asked the citizens of Berkeley Heights to hold the Council accountable. "You have given us your trust, and it is our job, not only to earn it, but to keep it," said Woodruff.  

"The Council are individuals that put forth where we're going -- they are the ones with the vision. The Mayor has an obligation to share that vision, to contribute to the vision," said Woodruff.

"The Mayor should be the conduit to everybody in town: the citizens, business, corporate structure, our neighbors in New Providence and Summit, the County the State.  That's the Mayor's job.  The Mayor must do so in an articulate fashion and a responsible fashion," said Woodruff.

"We have initiatives that we need your help with. We need you to hold us accountable," said Woodruff as he promised he would work together.  

"We will work with New Providence, we will work with Summit, we will work with the County and we will work with the State.  These are difficult times, but we will all work together and we will get through it," said Woodruff. 

The candidates' platforms will be available through The Alternative Press of Berkeley Heights.  Primary polls are open on June 3 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Lance, Pascrell Bill Will Keep ‘Blue Lines’ in Towns

January 18, 2017

NEW JERSEY --- U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today took up the cause of many New Jersey municipalities and law enforcement groups by proposing the Blue Line Use Exception (BLUE) Act (H.R. 566).  Legislation that will permit ‘blue lines’ to be displayed on roadways. 

“One hundred thirty five police officers died in the line of duty in ...

New Providence Historical Society presents 'History Talks' Sponsored by Wells Fargo

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “History Talks” is a new series of speakers in 2017 presented  by the New Providence Historical Society covering topics relating to New Providence, Union County and New Jersey.

On February 17, 2017, Edward Eckert will give a presentation on the History of Nokia Bell Labs, sponsored by Wells Fargo. For decades, the legendary research center has given birth ...

Nicholas J. Dimakos to Speak on Handling Contested Guardianships

Nicholas J. Dimakos, an Associate of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak on the role of the court-appointed attorney at “Handling Contested Guardianships.”  Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section and the NJSBA Senior ...

Paralympic wheelchair Fencing Is Topic At Berkeley Heights Rotary Club Meeting

Grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948, the Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, range of movement, limb deficiency, and even vision impairment. One of the most exciting Paralympic sport is Wheelchair Fencing.

At the Rotary's next lunch-time meeting, ...

Thank You Westfield!

January 14, 2017

Almost five years ago Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, opened its doors in Westfield, thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Gerald Glasser and the leadership of Keith Hertell, our first board chair, and all the other founding board members.  We opened our doors on the  third floor of the First United Methodist Church and started our program.

Since then we have served over ...

Union County Clerk Recognized for Tech Achievement

January 14, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi was nationally recognized for her leadership in the use of electronic recording technology.

Rajoppi was presented with the national 2016 eRecording All-Star Trailblazer Award, a competitive recognition sponsored by the global business solutions company Corporation Service Company. The Trailblazer award recognizes a recording office that has ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

January 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

It’s Go Time.

This one goes out to all the juniors out there. 

I can feel you squirming in your seats, “Who me?” Yes, you!  The time has come to turn that college dial up a notch.  “But I still have so much time left!”  But you really don’t.  Ideally in a year from now you’ll be sifting through acceptance letters and weighing college options ...

Mayor's Round Table on the Road with the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights: Volunteerism Makes a Difference in the Community

GILLETTE, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. This month, the Mayor's Round Table went on location and were guests of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights on Dec. 16 at Chimney Rock Inn in ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

January 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

Back Pain & Sciatica: Fix it Forever

Back pain is the second reason after the common cold for visits to the doctor: 80 % of the American public has back pain of sufficient intensity to seek care and treatment. Sciatica, pain shooting down the leg, is often related to back pain and is successfully treated with non-surgical and natural treatment.

Before any treatment can begin for your back and leg pain an accurate diagnosis and ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, January 18, 11:00 AM

Summit Public Library , Summit

Citizenship Study Group Practice for the Test

Education Government


Wed, January 18, 12:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Duplicate Bridge at the Y

Arts & Entertainment


Wed, January 18, 6:45 PM

Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights

Zumba With Danielle

Health & Wellness


Wed, January 18, 7:30 PM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Author talk: Jeanne D’Haem,  "Inclusion: The ...



Thu, January 19, 12:00 PM

Summit YMCA, Summit

Touch Tennis

Health & Wellness


Thu, January 19, 12:00 PM

Convene Midtown East, New York

ACG New York Women of Leadership Summit

Business & Finance Food & Drink