My name is David Oliveira and I am a candidate for Town Council in the 3rd Ward.  I am proud to have called Westfield home for the past ten years and would be honored to represent the residents of the 3rd Ward and ensure that Westfield remains one of the most desirable towns in New Jersey to purchase a home and raise a family.

My wife, Anne, and I first moved to Westfield in 2003 and we started out renting an apartment in downtown Westfield.  It was those first two years in town when we truly got to appreciate the charm of Westfield and the warmth and genuineness of its people.  We quickly decided that Westfield was where we wanted to raise our family and we purchased our home in 2005, where we happily reside with our two daughters, Laura and Catherine.

Over the past ten years, Anne and I have established strong roots in the community and have gotten to know so many residents that share the same vision for Westfield: maintain a safe, family-friendly town with an excellent school system and a thriving downtown.  It is with this shared vision in mind that I seek a seat on the Town Council representing the 3rd Ward.

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I have been a member of the Westfield Board of Health for the past three years and have taken a strong interest in community health issues.  I have also served as a Westfield representative on the Union County Community Development Revenue Sharing Committee since 2011.

My professional experience as a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche and currently as a school business administrator, provide me with insight into the financial operations of government and operating within the constraints of a 2% budget cap. These skills will be a valuable resource as the Town continues to balance between delivering exceptional services and managing limited resources.

I look forward to meeting as many residents as possible over the next few months and listening to their ideas and concerns as I seek the opportunity to represent the residents of the 3rd Ward on the Town Council.  My commitment and focus will always be on keeping Westfield a safe, family-friendly town with an excellent school system and a thriving downtown.