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Summit GOP Nominates David Dietze, John Dougherty and Michael Wattick as Hilltop City Common Council Candidates

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From left, John Dougherty, David Dietze, and Michael Wattick. Credits: Summit Republican City Committee
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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Republican City Committee (SRCC) has approved the party’s slate, consisting of three Summit Common Council candidates for the November election.

The approved slate is as follows:

  • David Dietze, candidate for Common Council, At-Large
  • John Dougherty, candidate for Common Council, Ward 1
  • Michael Wattick, candidate for Summit Common Council, Ward 2

Dietze is the Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist of Summit-based Point View Wealth Management, the current president of the Summit Board of Education, and also occupies a seat on the Summit Board of School Estimate. He is a trustee of the Summit Area YMCA, Overlook Foundation, and Summit Area Public Foundation. Dietze is also a past-president of the Rotary Club of Summit-New Providence.

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Dougherty was a Summit Police Officer for nearly three decades, retiring as Captain. He currently is Director of Security at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth and is also the current SRCC Chair. Previously, he served three years on the Summit Planning Board, was a Grand Knight of the The Knights of Columbus and is a life-member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad.

Wattick is the current president of the Summit Taxpayers Association, a group which "advocates for efficient government." He is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, and is a member of the Summit Parking Advisory Committee, the Summit-New Providence Rotary Club, the Summit Elks -- where he was named 'Citizen of the Year in 2011 -- and is a former board chairman of the Summit chapter of the American Red Cross.

Dougherty and Wattick's candidacies mean that current Council members Dr. Robert Rubino and Patrick Hurley will not seek reelection.

When contacted by TAPinto Summit Rubino, in an e-mail reply, said, "It has been my privilege and honor to serve the citizens of Summit over the past six years as a councilman. I think two terms is the right amount of time to serve on council and will be dedicating my time to other pursuits. I am proud of my record and the advancements we have made as a city during my tenure."

Hurley, also via e-mail, said, "t was an honor to serve on council and I was proud to serve the people of Summit. From the beginning, my intention was to serve only two terms. I'm in my last year, and it's time to step aside for new people with new ideas that can build upon our record of success over the last six years. I only would have sought a third term if the Republicans were not able to field qualified candidates this year. However, with this year's awesome slate, I am happy to enthusiastically support Mike Wattick for my seat in Ward 2, along with John Dougherty in Ward 1 and David Dietze for At-Large."

The Republican primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 6, with the 2017 general election set for Tuesday, November 7.

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