Summit is fortunate to be able to elect David Dietze to Common Council, At-Large.  

At a time when many are fueled by emotion and personal reaction to national politics, it is reassuring and confidence-inspiring to support a candidate with over 20 years of steadfast, sincere leadership as a champion for Summit.

David Dietze, a New Jersey native with a stellar academic pedigree from Dartmouth, Yale and the University of Chicago Law school, has provided guidance at innumerable organizations like the Summit Y, Overlook Hospital, Summit Area Public Foundation, the Boy Scouts and he was recently honored as Distinguished Citizen of the Year 2017 by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. He is the President of the Board of Education. David was asked to stand for election in recognition of his positive influence within our city and the unsurpassed qualifications and talent he will bring to Common Council.

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David’s professional work at Point View Wealth Management demands expertise in legal and financial matters. This expertise will ensure a sound assessment of Summit’s budget and taxes and ready navigation of the complexities of municipal government.

He is a downtown small business owner, with the passion and motivation to develop the best downtown to work, shop, dine and safely establish community bonds.

David is our President of the Board of Education. He has delivered a nearly flat school budget this year while increasing funding for education gleaned by savings from wise infrastructure investments and tough negotiations in healthcare costs. Under David’s watch we have seen the Summit schools’ rankings ascend to the highest echelons statewide and nationally with consistently modest budgets. This kind of leadership is exactly what is needed to continue the strong fiscal record that Common Council’s finance team has delivered over the last few years.

Given his qualifications, whether attending a planning board meeting, a board of school estimates meeting, a finance committee meeting, zoning board or Summit Downtown Inc. meeting, David Dietze, JD, CFA, CFP, is ready to step right in and provide immediate leadership and direction.

Most importantly, David’s character is one of integrity, humility, and proven ability to work effectively with persons of differing views. He has earned respect and trust from persons of all opinions and backgrounds, political and otherwise. He is sincere and approachable as you likely have encountered him at school events, charitable events and community programs over many years.

As all of Summit citizens consider the comprehensive skillset we need on Common Council to ensure that Summit is affordable to families and seniors, to have continued excellence in our schools, promote a thriving downtown and plentiful and improved recreational facilities, let’s not miss out on the opportunity to elect David Dietze, a trustworthy candidate with a proven record of executive leadership and commitment to Summit that transcends political divide.

Drs. Robert and Susan Rubino

Note - Robert Rubino is a current member of the Summit Common Council