I am a Realtor™, small business owner and your councilman.  I am active in both my community and in my professional field – I have contributed to the Downtown Beautification Committee, Peppertown Park Renewal Committee and the Veterans Memorial Park Committee.  I helped ensure Berkeley Heights is protected against state mandated affordable housing for the next 10 years.  Additionally, I have served in leadership roles with the NJ Association of Realtors™.  My wife and I have lived in town for over 23 years and raised our three children here. We moved here from Newark’s Ironbound section and proudly found a great and promising community to raise our children.  I truly love Berkeley Heights.

My name is Manny Couto and I am seeking reelection to the Berkeley Heights Township Council.

As a Councilman, my motto is ‘just get the job done.’  We all need to roll up our sleeves, listen to others, and stop the partisan bickering.  As your councilman I am proud to:

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  • Always put Berkeley Heights FIRST!
  • Routinely reach across the political aisle
  • Effectively manage YOUR tax dollars
  • Work with you to improve OUR community

This philosophy has worked.  I am not just present at our parades and grand openings.  I am present and ACTIVE at events and meetings that affect all our lives.  Our downtown is thriving because of contributions I made--from Berkeley Heights Restaurant Week to Berkeley Heights Winter Walk, I am committed to supporting and fighting for our small business community.  

We all know how special of a place Berkeley Heights is.  That’s is why I am involved in our community and why I first ran for office.  My running mate, Gentiana Brahimaj, and I ask for your support.  Together, we will keep Berkeley Heights first.

Come and meet me at our campaign kick-off on May 1st at the VFW from 6pm-9pm.  

Manuel Couto