As I continue to campaign for your votes for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council, one important theme I strive to emphasize is my commitment to keeping Westfield a great place to live. In 2011, New Jersey Monthly named our town the best medium-sized town in New Jersey. I intend to help keep Westfield at the top of the list. We have a thriving downtown, well-maintained parks, and safe neighborhoods. Westfield property values have remained strong despite the difficult national economy. My number one focus as your representative on town council remains protecting your investment in our town.

In 2010, there were rumors of the construction of a 150-foot cell tower on the property behind the Armory building situated between Codding Road, Dorian Road, and Hyslip Avenue. This location was in the middle of a residential neighborhood thereby violating our town’s zoning laws. Any proposed construction would also fail to provide any financial benefit to the Westfield taxpayer. Upon hearing of the proposed cell tower, Councilman Jim Foerst and I immediately reached out to our state representatives Senator Tom Kean, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz for their help in stopping the project. We simultaneously contacted Mayor Andy Skibitsky and our fellow council members for their unanimous support of our efforts. Together, along with your support, the proposal was defeated in 2011 and we preserved the character and property values of the surrounding neighborhoods.
I will continue to work hard to keep Westfield a great place to live. As always, please contact me with any issues or concerns regarding our town.
 
Please visit my website at keithloughlin.com for more information about my re-election campaign.
 
Keith Loughlin
Westfield Councilman