Candidate Statements

May 9, 2020

Get your ballot in the mail, it must be postmarked by May 12th! Remember to vote Daniel A Carnicella - 10A! Thanks for your support.   

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It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve as your Commissioner and Director of Revenue and Finance.  A Certified Public Accountant and now retired senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP., I have brought to my role over 40 years of accounting and professional leadership experience, ...

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As we come towards the end of our current election period in Nutley, which is unprecedented in our time, I hope all are well and safe. I pray for those who are no longer here. As a business owner who has been closed for over two months and have been active with the Chamber of Commerce trying to ...

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As I write this my sincere hope is that you and yours are well. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you. In less than two weeks, we will know the results of the 2020 Nutley Township Municipal Election. For those who have not yet cast your vote, please consider me for one of your ...

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Vote for candidates who will move Nutley forward. Please consider Daniel A Carnicella (10A) for one of your five votes.    

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As I complete my third term as your Public Works Commissioner and my first term as your Mayor.  I want to ask for your support in the upcoming election. In the previous three campaigns, I ran on the platform of holding the line on taxes, preserving our neighborhoods, and maintaining our road, ...

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To start, I want to say that I sincerely hope that you and yours are healthy at home. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of you. By now, everyone should have received their Vote by Mail ballots. The time has come for the residents of Nutley to have their voice heard. Your next ...

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I hope everyone remains safe, and continued thanks to all of our essential workers. I have been asked about my plan to cut taxes, and I thought this answer would be valuable to all. First, before I talk about my plan, some background on our tax assessment is necessary for those who may be ...

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Hello This is Sanford Fleitell, and as you know by now, I am running for commissioner in Nutley.  Again, I hope you are all safe and healthy and praying for those we have lost.  Hopefully, you have received your ballot in the mail and are pondering who to vote for. A number of years ago, I ...

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Nutley’s government needs to be more transparent. Nutley’s residents and taxpayers deserve to know that the decisions being made by our leaders are being made in the best interests of the town. To accomplish this, I am proposing: Make our leaders and meetings more accessible In my candidate ...

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Strong leadership at all levels of government is key to moving Nutley forward.  I have the experience and leadership to represent the people of Nutley as township Commissioner.  Please consider me for one of your five votes.   The right person, at the right time, for the right ...

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 As I write this, I hope that you and yours are well. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you. I would like to again thank all our volunteers, police, fire, EMS, healthcare workers and all other essential personnel who continue to work on the frontlines to provide much needed ...

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It’s unfortunate that we are forced to run a campaign in the midst of a global crisis. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. To those who lost loved ones, I am deeply sorry for your loss.Thank you to our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other medical professionals, ...

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I am truly thankful for the community that I have called home for the last 15 years. Many of our residents and businesses have stepped up in this unprecedented time to provide in many ways for others. Among the many acts are: Our first responders doing drive by parades to provide a ray of ...

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I hope everyone had as wonderful an Easter or Passover as the current situation allows.  It was my intention to not post anything political this past weekend to respect everyone’s personal observance. I’m running for commissioner in Nutley because I believe I can be a valuable asset to the ...

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In the wake of the global health crisis, and with an influx of questions posed to him regarding taxes, changes to the Board of Commissioners election/voting process, and more, Commissioner Tom Evans is inviting Nutley residents to ask questions live and direct via Zoom. Space is limited due to ...

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I’d like to wish everyone a healthy and Happy Easter and Passover. These holidays are meant to be a time of reflection, renewal, hope and new life. Let us take this time to be grateful for our everyday blessings, to enjoy the time we have to spend with one another, and to cherish every ...

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My name is Frank Contella. I am an educator, local business owner, husband, and father of three children attending Nutley Public Schools. I have been a proud and active member of the community for over 25 years. My involvement includes youth sports coach, continued Little League sponsor , ...

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Daniel Carnicella wishes everyone a happy holiday weekend and remains grateful to our frontline workers during this time. 

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I believe that our local government needs to do more to promote civic engagement and in doing so create more transparency into how our government works. To accomplish this, I am proposing that the commissioners do the following: Host Quarterly Town Hall Meetings While attending the Board of ...

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My name is Maria Hamlin and my family and I have lived in Nutley for over 16 years. I am a retired Nutley Police Officer, Veteran, and Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force. I am currently seeking a position as a Commissioner in our upcoming township municipal election on May 12, ...

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Nutley needs to rein in spending to bring much needed relief to our homeowners. Too many senior citizens and families are struggling to keep up with the ever-growing burden of property taxes. Many people say that is not possible to lower and/or stabilize taxes and that it is a New Jersey problem.

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To the Nutley Community, This is Sam Fleitell, owner of Trio Jewelers at 301 Franklin Avenue.  Due to the current medical emergency, all of the town’s non-essential businesses are closed.  Unfortunately, some may not be able to re-open.  No one can predict what will happen, yet as businesses, we ...

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Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. We are currently facing a public health emergency like none of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes, nor could most have us even imagined possible. This crisis highlights the crucial role of our leaders at the ...

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To start, I want to say that I sincerely hope that you and yours are healthy at home. Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who has embraced the many challenges we have faced as a township, state and nation over the course of the past few weeks. I’d also like to thank those who have truly ...

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My name is Christopher Cullari and I am running for commissioner. Before I get into why I am running, I just wanted to say thank you to all those nurses, doctors, medical support staff and our first responders that are putting themselves in danger every day to get us through this unprecedented ...

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Hello I'm Sanford Fleitell . I'm running for the office of Commissioner in Nutley. Many of you know me as Sam the owner of Trio Jewelers at 301 Franklin Ave. I would like to tell you who I am. I believe you need to put your faith in the person, that all decisions will be made with ...

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Dear Fellow Nutley Residents, As I write this my sincere hope is that you and yours are well. My thoughts are with those who are ill and all the amazing individuals in the medical and research communities who are working tirelessly to treat the sick and eradicate this virus. My name is Maria ...

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My name is Daniel A. Carnicella and I have decided to run for a position as a Township Commissioner in our upcoming municipal election on May 12. This decision to seek the role of Commissioner was certainly one made with great thought and discussion. Generations of families that have called Nutley ...

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