Elections Matter and for Fanwood voters every vote DOES count.  Which is why I am asking for your support on Election Day for Councilman Russ Huegel and Anthony "Coach" Carter. These two men have committed themselves to our community for years and are individuals I have relied on to advance many great initiatives in our community.

Councilman Huegel led the effort to bring curbside recycling to our town. During the past year, there has been no bigger success story for the town than transitioning from our recycling center to curbside and watching our recycling volumes soar. If you enjoy this service, you can thank Councilman Huegel for his persistence and creativity that led to a wonderful shared service with the Plainfield Municipal Authority (PMUA). He has worked with me in my role as Mayor's liaison on the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition to fight for one-seat rides into NYC. While we have had some limited success with NJ Transit, our job will not be done until there is full equity for our riders, which means one-seat rides during peak  rush hour times!

Anthony Carter has been a fixture on our recreation scene in both Fanwood and Scotch Plains. He is a volunteer recreation commissioner in Fanwood and has a hand in all of our beloved traditions such as Halloween Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Movies in the Park. He also was the inspiration for the Training Wheel Toss, and a hand in the improvements to our parks. These are real quality of life events that capture the essence of why we love living in Fanwood. Anthony will bring a passionate and energy to the Council every day.

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As the Mayor, I am rely on the Council to move forward issues that are important to all of us. This ranges from promoting smart economic development that builds on our train station, to securing  over $3 million dollars in grant money in the last two years alone, to supporting our volunteer fire department with a new pumper or our volunteer rescue squad with a new rig. It is without hesitation and with full support that I humbly ask for your votes on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for Russ Huegel and Anthony Carter.

Because elections matter and so does your vote!

Thank you.

Mayor Colleen Mahr