Come one, come all… Sunday September 22 at the home of Rob and Brenda Catalanello.
3:00-5:00 PM at 272 Woodland Road, Madison.
Come meet and speak with the keen team of Rob Catalanello who is running for Mayor, Pat Rowe who is running for his third term on Council and Kathy Dailey.
If Madison’s next Mayor is Rob Catalanello you can expect an absolute transparency and openness for all matters and new horizons. Mr. Catalanello is a bright thinker who has the ability to look way down the road with vision. Pat Rowe has both led and galvanized the fiscal and financial well-being of the Borough of Madison. His near decade as Vice Chair of the Madison Board of Education gives him a unique insight of Madison and its obligations. Kathy Dailey brings her critical thinking and organizational skills to allow her to become one of the finest Council persons. Her public service record is a testament of caring for others and for Madison.
Madison Republican Committee Chairman, Joseph Falco, Jr. said, “it is a critical time for Madison and we need critical thinkers. It seems the public is very disappointed with the over-saturation of Rose Hall and other developments. Heart-broken over the possible losing one of the most important social and cinema arts theatres and infringing on the National, State and local Historic District. Residents are concerned about taxing our electric, sewer and water resources, emergency services and infrastructure with all the development.”
Annual attendees are NJ Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick, State Senate President Tom Kean, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Clerk Anne Grassi, Morris Freeholders Doug Cabana, Tom Mastrangelo, Steve Shaw, Heather Darling, Kathy DeFillippo, Deborah Smith and John Krickus who originally hails from Madison. State Assembly candidates Mauro Tucci and Michael Dailey of Madison will also be in attendance.
Rob Catalanello is a past Madison Borough Council member. With Rob on Borough Council, residents have a watchdog, scrutinizing legislation for its tax impact and long term affects. He views his mission as being an advocate for the taxpayer. Local government can easily slip innocent things through when passing ordinances, that can end up having a big impact on our residents in the form of higher taxes. Mr. Catalanello’s education is that of an Engineering degree from Villanova and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Warton School of Business. Rob is presently the President of an International Technology company. His accomplishments on Madison Borough Council includes: Keeping taxes property taxes low, Served as Finance liaison in 2012 and actively engaged with ratings agency in the crafting of the budget, thereby ensuring the protection of our credit rating, Reinstituted the Construction Review Committee to coordinate construction activity in the borough and save money by insourcing work whenever possible, Championed infrastructure repair by leading the effort to prioritize and fund projects for our sewer system and sewer pump stations, as well as the repair of many long neglected roads, Voted for the award-winning Turf Field Project at the Madison Recreation Complex, which added two desperately needed, lit all-weather fields, to the borough’s overused active recreation properties, Helped lead the fundraising effort with the Madison Athletic Foundation for the award-winning Turf Field Project, Led the creation the Madison Community Gardens at the 49 acre site.
Since Madison owns its own electric utility business that profits over 12 million per year, it would seem wise to elect someone with an electrical engineering background to oversee this over twenty million dollar operation and plan for solar collection with battery back-up for times of emergency. Denis Schriever, Madison GOP Secretary related, “Madison needs a brighter future with a bright Mayor by the name of Robert Catalanello. The town of Madison is at a tipping point and we need a brilliant person’s hand on the rudder!.”
Council Member Pat Rowe, running for re-election in 2019, was elected in 2013. He previously served as President of Madison's Board of Education. In his first term, Pat has demonstrated himself to be a fearless taxpayers' advocate when crunching the all too important annual budgets. With Pat's careful eye watching, you can assure that every line item will be scrutinized to look for savings.
He notes the things he is most proud of, including continued improvement in the quality of education that is delivered to the children of Madison, even as the state severely cut back on aid and difficult decisions had to be made to minimize the impact to the district, completing the referendum work, which saw major additions and renovations at all five school buildings. This work was performed on time and under budget, completing the Strategic Planning process to address the long term needs of the school system, advancing the disposition of the Green Village Road School property, which will provide the borough and BOE with large financial gains in both the long and short-term; and building a closer working relationship between the board of education and the borough through the joint BOE/Borough Shared Services Committee, which I chaired for the past three years. Key initiatives addressed included the sale of GVR and the development of the Madison Recreation Center.
Kathy Daily is a familiar face around the borough, volunteering in many local organizations, especially with Madison area youth. She was appointed earlier this year to a three-year term on the borough's Utility Advisory Committee. Kathy has extensive experience in legal matters and works as Senior Manager of Legal Operations at Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C, a mid-size law firm in Basking Ridge. Most of her professional experience has been in the power and utilities industry, focusing on government affairs, lobbying and advocacy efforts, litigation, contract negotiation, legal research, and preparation of regulatory and financial compliance filings. She also works on mergers and acquisitions and has provided support for major financial transactions, including a series of transactions worth upwards of a billion dollars.
An active member of St. Vincent Martyr Church since 1994, Kathy has volunteered in many capacities and church ministries over the years. She is committed to serving people in need. Kathy is a member of the Board of Directors for Franciscans In Action, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the operations of a mission parish and its two schools in Beraud, Haiti, a small village about 30 minutes outside of Les Cayes. In 2017, Kathy was one of the recipients of a group award for her many years of service to Partners for Women and Justice, a non-profit organization based in Montclair that provides legal assistance to low-income women who are victims of domestic violence. She has volunteered pro bono paralegal services to women in northern New Jersey since 2009.
A long-time scout leader, Kathy holds the position of Chartered Organization Representative in Madison's Cub Scout Pack 7 and Boy Scout Troop 7 and dedicates a tremendous amount of time and energy to both of these units. She also has volunteered with DiscoverE's Future City program, a national engineering competition for middle-schoolers, for the last four years. In this role she has mentored middle school students, encouraging them to learn engineering practices and project management, and she has prepared teams for the rigors of competition. In 2017, Kathy completed a three-year term on the Education Council at St. Vincent Martyr School, where she chaired the Development Committee and generated tens of thousands of dollars in private grants to the school. She has been a member of the St. Vincent Martyr School Home and School Association since 2007 and served as the Association's Landscaping Committee co-chairperson between 2008 and 2011.
Kathy has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and she also earned a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. She and her husband have lived in Madison since 1998. Their teenage children attend Madison High School and the Morris County School of Technology's Academy for Health Care Sciences.
The Open House Party attracts people from the Chathams, Harding, New Vernon, Florham Park and many other communities across Morris County.
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