Candidate: Wayne Joseph Mascola Sr.

Age: 62

Edison Resident: 36 years

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Married to Carol Mascola

Father of Four Children:  Nadia age 40, Tara age 39, Wayne Jr. age 36, Kristin age 33

Grandfather: Four grandchildren and two on the way Krystal 20, Alyssa 18, Damian 5, Luke 23 months, two more due January and February

Education: 

Metuchen High School class of 1973

Middlesex County College: Class of 1975, Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Computer Science

Employment:  IT Director at Brook Warehouse, Bridgewater, NJ

Experience

Served 8 years on Edison Township Council

Grand Knight Pope Pius Council 4885 Knights of Columbus Edison

Coach Edison Boys Baseball

Coach St. Matthew the Apostle Girls Softball

Coach Edison Soccer Co-ed Team

President Athletic Association St. Matthew the Apostle Parish

President Home School Association St. Matthew the Apostle School

President Father’s Club St. Matthew the Apostle School

Why are you running for Council?  

The reason I am running for council is because I care about the residents of Edison.  They deserve to have someone who will speak for them, and not simply a “yes” person for the Administration.  The residents of Edison should get the best value for their tax dollar.  Problems like the number of consultants in Town Hall need attention.  We need people with the proper qualifications holding important positions like Chief Financial Officer, Director of Engineering, and Director of Public Works.  Since taking office, Mayor Lanky has employed an acting CFO and Financial Firm.  Meanwhile there are three people in Town Hall with CFO Licenses posing the question “why aren’t we utilizing them?” Additionally, the township employs a full-time grant writer yet an outside firm was hired to do the work. What is the purpose of this? Mayor Lanky and his team continue to raise taxes and spend money unnecessarily.  

 

What is one area you would like to work on and why?

This question is threefold.  First, it is important to me that we fill empty director positions in the township, with people with the right qualifications.  Second, the nepotism and hiring of people for political gain and/or payback is out of control and must stop immediately.  Our residents need to know how the township is really being run and get involved in the running of it.  I encourage residents to attend council meetings and make their voices be heard.  This is an important step in bringing about change.  By not being involved it sends a message to the administration that they are free to do whatever they want.  An example of this is when the Mayor introduced the 2017 budget only 11 people were present.  When I campaign the top complaint of residents is the high taxes. We must see to it that the Mayor, his Council, and Administration are held accountable and this can only happen with the right people in office and if we, the residents are involved.