Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements

New Ideas, New Vision for Summit

David Naidu

As many of you know, I am running to represent Ward 1 in Summit’s Common Council.  What do I hope to accomplish as a member of Council? My vision can be captured in four key ideas.

I believe in actively engaging the public in Council’s decisions, especially those involving our hard-earned tax dollars. I believe in thoughtful, long-term planning so that we don’t waste money on piecemeal projects. I believe in a strong downtown that will help to sustain our property values.  And I believe in prudently investing in our schools to ensure their continued strong performance.

I have been going door to door over the past several months, and I will knock on many of your doors in the coming weeks. The time I have spent talking to Summit residents about their love for our small city, and about their concerns for its present and future, has only reinforced my view that new ideas and perspectives are necessary on Council.  

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Contributing to the community is a responsibility that I take seriously. Almost as long as my family has lived in Summit – just over twelve years – my wife, Andrea Stein, and I have been active in many areas – from education to the environment. My service as a member of the Environmental Commission and the Planning Board, and as a co-founder and board member of The Summit Conservancy, has been rewarding both in terms of real and future accomplishments, and as preparation for Common Council.

Summit is a wonderful place to live, and I want to help make our city even better – the most livable and safe community for all of us going forward.

You can learn more about me at You can also contact me through my website. I look forward to sharing more of my ideas with you in the coming weeks, and in meeting as many of you as I can so that I can hear your thoughts and concerns.

David Naidu is running for the Summit Common Council Ward 1 seat in the November 3 election.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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