Edison, NJ — Residents of Edison bid their farewells to departing council members, Michael Lombardi and Leonard Sendelsky at the final Council meeting of the year on December 23rd.


Mr. Lombardi, who served on the council for two consecutive terms, and Mr. Sendelsky, who served on the council for one term, ran against incumbent council members Joseph Coyle and Ajay Patil along with their two running mates, current board of education member Richard Brescher and NAACP member Joyce Shipp Freeman during the Democratic Primary in the spring of 2019. Mr. Lombardi and Mr. Sendelsky ran with their fellow running mates Dr. Nimisha Shukla and Bhavini T. Shah and lost on the June 4th Primary. 


“I’d like to thank the people of Edison for having the confidence to elect me to the township council four years ago. It was an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Edison.” said Mr. Sendelsky during his final remarks addressed towards the town at the last council meeting. “Every decision that I have made on this council, was always made with the residents of the great township of Edison in mind.”

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“I’d like to thank the residents of Edison Township for entrusting me with the obligation of looking out for their best interests not once, but twice. I can assure each and every single one of you that with every vote came careful consideration of the impact the proposal would have on each and every resident.” Mr. Lombardi stated during his final remarks.


Beginning in January 2020, Mr. Lombardi and Mr. Sendelsky will be succeeded on the council by new council members, Councilwoman-Elect Joyce Shipp Freeman and Councilman-Elect Richard Brescher, who were victorious during the general election on November 5th Along with Councilman Coyle and Councilman Patil.