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Edison Councilman Robert Diehl: An Advocate For Our Environment, Education & Fiscal Responsibility


Name: Robert C. Diehl

Age: 64

Family: My wife, Anne, are the parents of two adult children and two grandchildren.

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Profession: Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, South Plainfield.

Education: Kean College; B.A., Political Science; M.S, Supervision/Administration.

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Government Experience: Edison Township Council (2001-17); Served six times as Council President;  Middlesex County Utilities Authority (2016-present); Seeking a fifth, four-year Edison Township Council term.

Statement: I am a long-time Edison resident with a successful record of public service as an Edison Councilman since 2001. I have served six times as Council President and I am finishing my first, full year as a Middlesex County Utilities Authority commissioner.

I am our Township Council’s most outspoken environmental advocate. As principal of Roosevelt Elementary School in South Plainfield and former teacher – I am also persuasive proponent for high-quality public education.  

My experience and understanding of Edison, coupled with my professionalism and communication skills have made me an effective council member for the past sixteen years. I enjoy serving my community and wish to continue my service.

My experience and understanding of Edison, coupled with my professionalism and communication skills have made me an effective council member for the past sixteen years. I enjoy serving my community and wish to continue my service.

Keeping Edison Township’s property taxes stable and affordable for our families and our growing senior population is the most important issue that we grapple with in Town Hall.

I believe local government’s primary responsibility is to provide the best possible services to our residents and to ensure this happens as economically as possible.

Striking that delicate balance is very challenging. It requires the kind of vigilance, diligence and problem-solving skills that I consistently bring to our Township Council.


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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