May 6, 2014 at 5:57 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi announced Tuesday that he will seek a second term.
“In four years, we’ve made significant strides, including energy aggregation, improved services, reductions in spending, and downtown revitalization," said Parisi.
"Where much has been accomplished, there is so much more to achieve, so I’m asking my fellow residents to help continue the progress we’ve built together for another four years."
The mayor highlighted his record over the past four years, citing the following:
- Holding the line on municipal taxes with zero increases in fouir of the last five years.
- Ranking 11th among 565 New Jersey municipalities for lowest municipal tax increases since 2010.
- Transparent and accessible government via tools like Facebook and other social media outlets, face-to-face bi-weekly open office hours and a series of community meetings.
- An energy aggregation program that will save participating residents $1.8 million.
- 15 percent reduction in the municipal workforce since 2010 while maintaining strong municipal services.
“As a lifelong resident of West Orange, it’s been a privilege living and working here, raising my family, educating my children, starting a business and serving my community," Parisi continued.
"Playing a leadership role in the community has been my way to give back, to support the people and the organizations that make this town great. I would be grateful to continue those efforts during a second term as Mayor.”
Prior to his election in 2010 as mayor, Parisi served for 12 years on the Township Council prior. He is a founding member and past president of the Eagle Rock Civic Association and co-founder of the West Orange Alumni Association, leading the group’s efforts to raise more than $120,000 to build a new track and field complex and recreational facility at West Orange High School.
Sheila Roth Parisi, Rob's wife, is a third-generation West Orange resident and active in several West Orange community organizations. Their 18-year-old daughter Kelly will graduate from West Orange High School in June and plans to attend Quinnipiac University in the fall. Their son Robert is currently a West Orange High School sophomore.
A formal campaign kick-off is scheduled for Monday, June 2 at Mayfair Farms.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WOMayorParisi or call (973) 243-5500.