Born in Summit, grew up in Berkeley Heights, married a fellow BH native and chose to raise our family here. I know our town well.
I met Jeff Varnerin through youth soccer.
Jeff was one of 3 coaches for my son’s team. Steady, thoughtful, confident, formidable…that was my initial impression. You know, it only takes a few moments to form one. Watching from the sideline, I observed how he directly addressed the boys, suggesting adjustments and improvements…remaining calm…even in the most exciting situations.
The way Jeff coached the soccer team, you would have thought he played in his youth. I found out later, he never did. He learned the game for his son and for the team.
Over a short amount of time, a friendship grew between our families. We share some common interests. We love traveling and enjoying good meals. More significantly we place enormous value on the things that are closest to us- family, friends and the community we live in. Politically, Jeff and I share some similar beliefs, but we also have significant differences. I greatly appreciate the fact that we can disagree respectfully, with understanding and without personal offense. That initial impression I had of Jeff has been validated many times over. He’s calm & level-headed, someone who is super-smart, but also blessed with common-sense. A volunteer, a ‘thinker’ and a ‘doer’. Jeff makes a positive difference wherever he applies himself.
Thinking of the coming election for Town Council, we are fortunate to have good people willing to take on the work for the benefit of the community. Knowing Jeff personally, I can honestly say we have a tremendous opportunity to add a wonderful leader & person to the Town Council. Let’s not miss it. I urge you to please vote for Jeff Varnerin, Line B, for Town Council.