BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Democratic Committee is pleased to announce that Jillian Zatta has joined Stephen Yellin as their new nominee for Township Council. Running on a platform of making positive changes for Berkeley Heights, and backed by a growing coalition of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, Yellin and Zatta will compete for the 2 Council seats up for election this November.
“I’m thrilled to have Steve and Jill as our candidates,” said George Devanney, chairman of the Berkeley Heights Democratic Party. “They grew up together, graduated from our public schools together and have been friends for nearly 20 years, making them a united team for change. Their credentials as a prominent community leader, and technology executive with corporate finance and government experience, respectively, and their proposals to make our great town even better, make them far and away the most qualified team for voters to support.”
Zatta expressed her excitement at the opportunity of giving back to Berkeley Heights on the Council. “My family moved here because we have great schools, great neighbors, and a great community spirit,” she said. “Growing up here taught me the importance of giving back, respecting the views of others and finding common ground, and that you have to get involved if you want change to happen. That’s why, like Steve Yellin, I’m “Positively Berkeley Heights” and am proud to run for Township Council with him as a team.”
Zatta, who like Yellin attended our public schools and graduated from Governor Livingston, has an impressive background in both business and government. After graduating from Skidmore College, she served on the staff of one of New Jersey’s United States Senators, helping to meet the needs of constituents across the region. She went on to work at Goldman Sachs as a liaison to the Financial Services Department, getting hands-on experience in the financial sector. Zatta is currently Director of Client Services at a mature technology startup backed by Intel, connecting major league sports teams and major entertainment corporations to the next generation of mobile technology.
Yellin, a lifelong resident with over 10 years’ experience as a community leader, is already well-known to many residents. Whether helping to save the Emerson Lane/Free Acres neighborhood from commercial development as chair of Stop the BAC’s political action committee, keeping us informed of Town Council decisions through the Independent Press, or speaking out for increased communications and transparency as a regular attendee of Council and budget meetings, Yellin has played an active role in making positive changes for our town.
“Steve and Jill will be a great team for change at Town Hall,” added Devanney. “Good government has no party label, and residents of all beliefs can be confident that their views will always be welcomed by them as Council members. They represent the best of our town, both for today and tomorrow, and I look forward to joining residents across town in supporting their movement for positive change.”
A formal, campaign kickoff will take place on Thursday, September 15th. Please visit their Facebook page, Yellin and Zatta for Berkeley Heights Council for details.