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Closing Time: Scotch Plains Candidates for Township Council

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
John Del Sordi (D) listens attentively to a question from the moderator. Credits: John Mooney
Luisa Bianco (D) responds to a question. Credits: John Mooney
Luisa Bianco, Rose Checchio, and John Del Sordi seated at the debate. Credits: John Mooney
Mickey Marcus, Bo Vastine and Llewellyn Jones in a moment of levity at the debate. Credits: John Mooney
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
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
Rose Checchio and her husband, Guy. Credits: John Mooney
Mickey and Shari Marcus celebrate after the debate. Credits: John Mooney

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 
Luisa Bianco's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 
Llewellyn Jones's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 

Rose Checchio's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014   
John Del Sordi's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014 
Bo Vastine's closing statement at Scotch Plains debate Oct. 20, 2014   

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