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:
- 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.