FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Republicans announced today the selection of Michael Rosenberg as their candidate for Fair Lawn Council in November's special election. 

The special election is for the unexpired term currently held by democrat Cristina Cutrone. She was appointed in May after former mayor and councilwoman Lisa Swain was appointed to the state assembly. Cutrone, whose lawn signs have started to appear, is running for the one-year unexpired term and will now have opposition. Whomever wins the seat will have to run again the following November (2019), if they choose, when the vacated term expires.

Rosenberg, currently a Fair Lawn Board of Education trustee, has been a resident of Fair Lawn since 1974 and lives in the borough with his wife Ellen. One of his two sons still resides in Fair Lawn with his four grandchildren. 

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“I am proud of my record of service to Fair Lawn," Rosenberg said in a press release. "I grew up in Fair Lawn, raised my family in Fair Lawn, and I am very proud that my grandchildren are being raised in Fair Lawn. This is our home and our community’s future is important to me.” 

“Because of that I want to take my experience and join John Cosgrove to ensure that our council’s only interest is in the people of Fair Lawn, not special interests and political parties. It’s about putting Fair Lawn first.” 

Deputy Mayor John Cosgrove added, “I know Michael’s experience, service, and leadership will be a great addition to our council.”

Rosenberg has served on the Fair Lawn Board of Education since 2007, serving as President from 2011 to 2013. He is also on the executive board of the Bergen County School Boards Association. Rosenberg is a life member of the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad, serving from 1982-2011 and currently is a member of the Fair Lawn CERT Team. He is a member of the Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Club, Fair Lawn Boy Scouts, and former member of the Historic Preservation Commission. 

Rosenberg is a graduate of Fair Lawn High School and holds a B.A. from Ramapo College. He currently teaches middle school social studies. Rosenberg was awarded teacher of the year in the 2009-10 and the 2015-16 school years. The Daughters of the American Revolution chose him as their NJ Outstanding Teacher of American History Award winner in 2016.