One incumbent and three first-time Borough Council candidates will take the stage Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 90 Maple Ave., to debate issues impacting South Plainfield. The event is co-sponsored by South Plainfield Business Association and South Plainfield Observer. Suzanne Lepore will serve as moderator. Vying for two, three-year seats are Democratic incumbent Jon Dean and first-time council candidate Sandy Doyon and Republican first-time candidates Pete Smith and Melanie Mott.

The public is encouraged to attend and anonymously submit questions for the candidates, which will be asked through the moderator. This is the only debate prior to Election Day, November 5.
This is an opportunity to hear from the candidates in a public forum. Some issues that directly impact South Plainfield include taxes, borrowing and spending, the 400 additional housing units and the related impact on traffic, schools and emergency services; road conditions, truck traffic, crime, attracting new business to the borough. If you can not attend the debate, but would like to submit a question, please send to
The debate will last approximately two hours. Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss your opportunity to get answers to issues that matter to you.