Dear Editor:

I am proud and fortunate to have Frank Truilo as my running mate in this year’s election for Borough Council.

Frank brings all the qualities I seek when I select a candidate for office.  He is a longtime resident of the Borough who has displayed the qualities of exceptional service as Vice-Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission.  Prior to living in Chatham, Frank served on the Planning Board in nearby New Providence, where he grew up. Thus, Frank has a record of displaying his willingness to devote the time, energy, and effort required to be a good steward of Chatham. He does these things remaining humble and not calling attention to himself.  

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Frank is an architect who has been involved with the design of several projects in the Borough.  He most recently designed Fleur De Sel, transforming what was formerly Helen’s Dressmaking Shop into the epitome of what we would want a pastry shop on a charming Main Street to be.  He also fought to prevent the “cookie-cutter” corporate design of Dunkin’ Donuts with a colonial design that blends with the look and feel of its neighbors.  It is this level of vision and commitment that Frank will bring to bear on redevelopment in Chatham.  He will look to the future while being mindful of our past to keep that “charming village” feel that attracted all of us here.  That is his pledge.

Frank brings with him a wealth of knowledge on land use issues and will apply that knowledge as we begin the redevelopment/rehabilitation process in the River Road District of the Borough.  

By temperament, he is the right candidate for Chatham.  He is soft-spoken, intelligent, and deliberative.  He is, as am I, a pragmatic, moderate consensus builder who seeks to get things done and will work hard every day to get results.

I couldn’t be happier to have Frank running with me. I know he will fight hard for Chatham and will never let us down.


Len Resto

Center Street

Chatham Borough