Dear Editor,

In the Republican primary on June 6th, I will be enthusiastically casting my vote for Nic Platt for Freeholder. Let me briefly tell you why.

During my first term as a Council Member on the Chatham Borough Council, I had the good fortune to work side-by-side with Nic Platt on one of the premiere shared services in New Jersey, the Joint Court. At the time, the Joint Court consisted of Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison and Harding Township. This saved taxpayers considerable money and made the court process quicker and more efficient. 

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Nic was Harding Township’s representative on the Joint Court Committee. Nic was always seeking ways to control costs without compromising justice. Nic was also a very committed member of the Joint Court Committee. He never missed a meeting and, even if there wasn’t much new to be discussed, he would push to keep our schedule of meetings. I came to admire that about Nic.

As you know, I have been leading the charge against Pilgrim Pipeline LLC’s proposal to run a 178 bi-directional oil pipeline from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ which could potentially spoil our drinking water for many years. Nic has been at the forefront of fighting Pilgrim, just as he did with the Pilgrim Pipeline issue of his day, the Port Authority’s proposal to build a jetport where the Great Swamp is located.  He is an individual who believes in preserving our dwindling and precious Open Spaces.

Having served with Nic and in getting to know him over the years, I can attest that he was a visionary then and he’s a visionary now. Morris County will be much better off for his service.

Finally, we all know the eastern end of Morris County has been an “afterthought” by successive Freeholder Boards. We are the last to have our County roads paved and we suffered the loss of the Time Out Adult Day Care Center on Division Avenue, which forced users to travel to Morris Plains for the same service. Nic Platt will be OUR voice on the Freeholder Board; a voice we haven’t had in a very long time.

It’s time to put Chatham first; it’s time to vote for Nic Platt.


Len Resto

Center Street

Chatham Borough