Dear Editor:

Ask almost anyone in Fanwood and they'll tell you the same thing; this truly is an incredible place to live. Time and time again, publications throughout the state and around the region have cited the incredible quality of life as a reason to call Fanwood home. We couldn't agree more.

Each of us proudly served our neighbors on the Fanwood Borough Council for many years. We know what a rewarding experience...and a challenging task it can be. That's why we're proud that voters this year have two outstanding choices in Councilman Russ Huegel and Anthony "Coach" Carter.

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Russ Huegel has been an outstanding member of the Borough Council for the last 9 years. In that time, he has worked tirelessly for our residents. He has played a critical role in bringing curbside recycling to our town. He's held the line on property taxes by controling spending through the use of shared services with our neighbors in Scotch Plains and Garwood. Russ has also been a leading voice in the downtown redevelopment plan that has brought in-demand housing units online and allowed new residents to live and shop right in the heart of Fanwood.

Anthony "Coach" Carter has been proudly serving the residents of Fanwood for 16 years. Parents throughout our town know him as someone who has helped shape the lives of thousands of our children through his work in a wide variety of recreation programs. If you have raised kids in Fanwood, odds are Anthony has touched your lives in some way. We know that if he's given the chance to serve on Council, he can do even more for the place we all call home.

Although each of us ran as Republicans, we know that dedication to one's community knows no party. On November 7th, we will be proud to cast our votes for Russ Huegel and Anthony "Coach" Carter for Fanwood Borough Council. We strongly urge you to join us.

Anthony Parenti and Mike Szuch
Fanwood, NJ