Dear Editor,

We are writing to share our thoughts with our Ward 2 neighbors, in case they have not yet had a chance to meet Candidate Mark Parmelee who is running for Town Council. It is easy enough to learn about Mark’s policy positions on his website or Facebook page, so we would like to share our thoughts about who Mark is as a person. We have known Mark Parmelee for about 15 years.

We first met Mark while working together as volunteers at Washington School where our kids attended. At the time, Mark was commuting very long hours but always showed up to volunteer and always came with a smile. He has a warm heart, an infectious laugh and is always a pleasure to be around. But Mark is more than a really fun person to be with.

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He has a sharp intellect and gets things done efficiently and purposefully. On more than one occasion, Mark has shown up in our yard early on a weekend morning to help set up for a party, or has been the last to leave, so he could help clean up. He is the genuine article, and we will be lucky to have Mark serving our town council. We urge you to vote for Mark Parmelee on Nov. 5. He will serve us with balance, humor and heart.

Sincerely, Janet and George Sarkos
Westfield, NJ