SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Joe Lambert is seeking election to a three-year term on the South Plainfield Council and is running for the at-large seat on the Democratic ticket along with mayoral candidate Chrissy Buteas. A resident of South Plainfield for over 17 years, Lambert is a business agent/executive board member for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 827.

Lambert, who enjoys fishing, diving, classic car restoration and landscaping in his spare time, said his inspiration to run for the Council stems from his wife, Georgia, of 13 years, and their three children; Georgia is co-president of the Franklin School PTO and, according to Lambert, works tirelessly to help provide the children of Franklin School with the best resources possible to help enhance the learning of the students. Additionally, he said, it is his own children who inspire him to strive to return South Plainfield’s quality of life to exceptional.

“I feel South Plainfield’s best years lay ahead and I am eager to do all I can to achieve the best years for South Plainfield,” said Lambert.

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If elected to the council, Lambert’s top priorities will include easing traffic congestion; getting the borough’s fiscal house in order; and concentrating his efforts to make South Plainfield’s streets safer. South Plainfield, said Lambert, is currently faced with challenges resulting from what he calls “irresponsible actions taken by the current administration with regard to the budget, increased traffic congestion, and the future overall quality of life.”  

In his opinion, the biggest opportunities for South Plainfield lay within the well-fostered relationships with representatives in federal, state and county government. “Improvements in this area, I believe, could translate into greater cooperation and more expeditious execution regarding South Plainfield’s infrastructure needs,” Lambert said, adding that his professional career through which he has advocated for working families and his ability to manage both small and large businesses make him an asset to the Borough.

“I feel my experiences in life make me suited extremely well to serve on the Borough Council,” said Lambert. “I look forward to working hard for and serving the residents of South Plainfield.” 

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