SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you would like to meet the council candidates and be able to ask them questions, Thursday night will be your opportunity.  Meet the Candidates/Council Debate will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Senior Center located at 90 Maple Ave.  

TAPinto South Plainfield met with each candidate and published their bios as well as each party’s weekly statement to keep the residents informed of their respective platforms. Republican Council incumbent Ray Rusnak, candidate Stephanie Bartfalvi and Democratic candidates Gary Vesce and Jon Dean will be answering questions from the public and debating issues concerning South Plainfield.

The debate starts with the candidates’ opening statements, then questions from the audience, which can be directed to a particular candidate or party, with time for rebuttal. If any resident is unable to attend the debate, feel free to email your questions to and they will be submitted the night of the debate.