My name is Chris Capodice, and I am excited to run for Springfield Township Committee. We need smart leadership that works for all of Springfield, and I am committed to putting my experience as an educator, a volunteer, and a father, to work for you.

I have lived in Springfield for 11 years with my wife Lisa and our two children, who both attend our public schools. I have volunteered in my children’s athletic programs, as well as the Girl Scouts, as a lector at St. James Church, and as a member of Springfield’s Planning Board, Environmental Commission, and Green Team. I care deeply about this community, and I’m running for Township Committee to make sure we find smart solutions that will save tax dollars and work for everyone.

I have begun knocking on doors all over Springfield, talking to people about what makes Springfield great and about the issues that are most concerning to them. Those conversations have been very helpful and instructive. I have made new friends, shared ideas, and had spirited conversations. No matter if we agreed or agreed to disagree, I came away from every door knowing that the residents of Springfield appreciate our town and feel incredibly optimistic about our future. We all love our schools, the recreation programs available to our kids, and are excited about plans for our new downtown. We’re frustrated that our taxes are too high and traffic is terrible, and we all think our elected leaders need to listen more and hold themselves accountable to the voters they were elected to represent. 

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I have specific plans to improve the things we love about Springfield while addressing the problems that need to be fixed. If elected, my first priority will be saving money and keeping property taxes under control. I will also focus on expanding after school and summer recreation programs so our kids have safe and healthy things to do in their free time and will begin work revitalizing the Sarah Bailey Community Center as a jumping off point for developing an arts district downtown that will help our businesses and improve our quality of life.

At the same time, I will take on the toughest issues facing Springfield. I will restore government accessibility and accountability by making sure all public meetings are televised. I will also conduct a traffic study to determine how we can make our streets safer and less congested. Finally, I will work hard to ensure that development is done in a way that works for everyone.

As I continue knocking on doors, I look forward to meeting each of you and hearing about the issues that matter to you and your family. For updates on my campaign, please take a look at my website capodiceforspringfield.com and follow my campaign page “Capodice 2017” on Facebook. Most importantly I want to hear from YOU, the residents. Email me at info@capodiceforspringfield.com or call me directly at (908) 456-3788.

Springfield is my home. I’ve lived here for the past 11 years, I’m raising my family here, and I am deeply involved in the community. I am running for Township Committee because I want to help this town continue to grow and thrive. I want to find the smart solutions to our problems that will help everyone succeed.

--Christopher Capodice, Sr., Democratic Candidate for Springfield Township Council Candidate