BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - The Democrat candidates for Township Council held the kickoff for their campaign on Thursday evening, Sept, 15, at Bottle and Bottega on Springfield Avenue.

Jill Zatta and Stephen Yellin were not on the primary ballot in June, but Yellin received enough write-in votes to be on the November ballot. Zatta officially joined the ticket earlier this month.

The crowd listened attentively to the pair, who spoke about their commitment to the town and the positive campaign they are running.

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After the event, Yellin said, "Jill and I were pleased to be joined by family, friends, and supporters as our Positively Berkeley Heights campaign for Town Council builds more and more momentum. We've had a great reception from residents as we've gone door-to-door across town, and they've agreed with our message of Positive Change."

Zatta said,"It's been great getting to meet more and more voters throughout Berkeley Heights, sharing our message and listening to what they feel our town can do better. From fixing more of our roads more quickly, improving our downtown business climate, standing up for our Fire Department, improving communications through restoring the Township Newsletter, or simply providing open, transparent government at Town Hall, Steve and I have the fresh perspective voters are looking for."

Yellin concluded, "Our credentials as a longtime community leader and successful tech executive, respectively, explain why so many Republicans are also joining our team - we're from Berkeley Heights, for Berkeley Heights."