Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements

Letter from Denville Mayor, Thomas W. Andes

Credits: Thomas W. Andes

Dear Neighbor,

I am writing to respectfully request your vote for myself as Mayor, and my team of Council-At-Large candidates, Stephanie Lyden, John Murphy, and Nancy Witte, in the upcoming June 2ndprimary.  

As you all know, the hallmark of our past four years has been “Rebuild.” We as a community have rebuilt homes and businesses. We’ve rebuilt the Valley View Fire House. We’ve secured $3.1 million in grants to buy back homes on Riverside Drive and build a park. We’ve secured $160,000 in grants for river dredging and flood mitigation. We’ve renovated our Senior Center using $68,000 in grants, and received another $821,000 grant to renovate the downtown.  We’ve rebuilt the East Shore Road wall. We’ve renovated ballfields and the dog park.  I am very proud yet humbled to be the Mayor of this wonderful community and all of the accomplishments we’ve achieved.

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The hallmark of our next four years must be “Move Forward.” That is why I am whole-heartedly asking for your support of Stephanie, John and Nancy, who will be a positive force in moving Denville forward.  We have much more to do – continued flood mitigation, more catch up on road paving and catch basin repair, continued improvements to parks, trails, and recreation facilities, improved efficiencies in our services and begin the construction improvements in the downtown, and of course, attracting sensible ratables to improve our tax base.  Stephanie, John and Nancy all have admirable records of being a positive force for change and have proven ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve positive outcomes. As you know Stephanie has a commitment toward improvements at Muriel Hepner Park and to create a trail system, and I know personally that Nancy Witte and John Murphy are the “roll your sleeves up and do the hard work” kind of council members we need to make things happen!

The one thing we learned since Hurricane Irene is that Denville works better when we all work together.  Please join me, on Tuesday June 2nd, by voting for Stephanie Lyden, John Murphy and Nancy Witte on lines 15, 16 & 17, for Denville Town Council at Large. Together we will Keep Denville Moving Forward!


Thomas W. Andes

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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