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Closing Time: Scotch Plains Candidates for Township Council

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John Del Sordi (D), Bo Vastine (R), Rose Checchio (D), Luisa Bianco (D), Mickey Marcus (R), and Llewellyn Jones (R) strike a pose after the Scotch Plains Town Council Debate on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. Credits: John Mooney
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John Del Sordi (D) listens attentively to a question from the moderator. Credits: John Mooney
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Luisa Bianco (D) responds to a question. Credits: John Mooney
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Luisa Bianco, Rose Checchio, and John Del Sordi seated at the debate. Credits: John Mooney
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Mickey Marcus, Bo Vastine and Llewellyn Jones in a moment of levity at the debate. Credits: John Mooney
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The Scotch Plains Republican Ticket: Mickey Marcus, Bo Vastine, and Llewellyn Jones. The GOP candidates ran on their experience, including the lowest tax increase in years. Credits: John Mooney
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Local Democats after the debate: Councilwoman Colleen Gialanella, Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, candidates Luisa Bianco, Rose Checchio, and John Del Sordi, and Assemblywoman Linda Stender. Credits: John Mooney
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Rose Checchio and her husband, Guy. Credits: John Mooney
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Mickey and Shari Marcus celebrate after the debate. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council Debate on Monday, Oct. 20 gave an opportunity for each candidate to present their backgrounds, viewpoints and reasons why voters should pull the lever for them on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Among the six candidates are a communications management professional, an education entrepreneur, a financial services entrepreneur, an attorney, a finance manager for a local non-profit, and a union leader.  

Each explained in his or her closing statement why their professional experience would be beneficial to their service on the Scotch Plains Town Council:

Mickey Marcus's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1YcjaVDEXk
 
Luisa Bianco's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjoQq6dO1XY
 
Llewellyn Jones's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNXHkk3ASp8&feature=youtu.be
 
Rose Checchio's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Gg021o7ak
 
John Del Sordi's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMz-c6AEwg8
 
Bo Vastine's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EsFx8YrKKY
 

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