NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There are three candidates running for two seats in the upcoming November 5 election for New Providence Borough Council. The Borough Council candidates are incumbent Robert Munoz (R) and newcomers Michele Matsikoudis (R) and John FX Keane (D) . 

TAPinto New Providence has reached out to each of the Republican and Democratic candidates and will run a series for citizens to learn where each of the candidates stand on key issues that impact the township. 

Each week, the candidates will be asked a question leading upto Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 and TAPinto New Providence will publish one response daily starting next week. 

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Get to know the candidates for New Providence Borough Council:

Name: John FX Keane

Party Affiliation: Democratic

I am proud to say that I have lived in New Providence for 35 years and have raised our three children here.  During that time, I have volunteered and served as a leader on the Planning Board, Downtown Improvement District, Recreation Committee and Boy Scouts.  I will be a voice for every resident and bring new ideas to the New Providence Borough Council.





Name: Michele Matsikoudis

Party Affiliation: Republican

My name is Michele Matsikoudis and I am running for New Providence Borough Council.  My husband and I have raised our 3 children here and are very grateful for all that New Providence has provided our family.  I have served our wonderful Borough in a number of ways while raising my family, including PTA President, Board Member of the Education Foundation and Communities Activities Advisory Board, the Board of Health and the Economic Development Committee.  To serve on Borough Council is a great honor granted by you, the residents. I am fully committed to earning that privilege and I will listen to your concerns, needs, and goals.






Name: Robert Munoz

Party Affiliation: Republican

I don't consider myself a politician.  Rather, the titles that are most important to me are father, husband and friend.  I am seeking my fourth term as councilman for the Borough of New Providence because much remains to be done in this ever changing landscape.  Over my past 9 years on our borough council, I have accomplished much for our residents and have had a hand in every major decision that has affected our borough.  However, there are still improvements that I would like to see made and efficiencies that I would like to explore.  Over the next several years, New Providence will face some difficult issues such as affordable housing.  I have the proven leadership and experience that can benefit New Providence and can keep New Providence a great place to raise my family.  I consider everyone in this borough a friend and I look forward to working for you.

Editor's Note: The statements herein are the candidates' 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.