SUMMIT, NJ - Joined by more than 75 friends and supporters, Eileen Kelly launched her campaign for Summit Common Council in Ward 1. Among those on hand to support Kelly were State Senator Tom Kean, Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz and Summit Common Council Member Steve Bowman.

"I’ve spoken with many people before I decided to commit to run for Council and one thing I heard a lot was that our town is changing," said Kelly. "I am running because I want to help our community embrace the change, manage it well and make sure we maintain our city as the place we've all come to love and call home."

Kelly added, "Summit can count on me to run as a candidate and serve as a Councilwoman with integrity. I promise to be a role model, for our community, and for children of minority and working class backgrounds. I grew up in a working class family, my mother immigrated from Ecuador. I understand the sacrifices a family must make, and how important a community and especially a strong school system are in the future success of a child."

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Kelly holds a degree from Colgate University and was the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year college. A press release announcing her candidacy notes that she is "a finance expert and tech entrepreneur" and that she is "active in community service."

Her campaign has established a social media presence on Facebook and a website located at