Dear Neighbors,

I am writing to express my support for the re-election of Mark LoGrippo to the Westfield Town Council.

I first met Mark this past January at the Martin Luther King Breakfast, held at the Westfield Community Center. We had a good conversation about the Town of Westfield and serving on the Town Council. From there, we would bump into each other around town often, grab a cup of coffee together and continue our conversation.

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I'd ask people I knew in the Third Ward about Mark, and all responses would be the same... extremely positive and supportive of Mark's service to the Town. What I heard was, "He always gets back to me when I contact him"..."Mark supports road safety, improvements to our parks and playing fields, replacement of town trees, improving our commute on the Raritan Valley train Line, watching carefully how our tax dollars are spent, improving our downtown"..."Mark is an overall good, honest guy."

I know Mark to be a considerate person, not one to search for the limelight. You won't find him an event only for a photo op. If he is there, it's to work and get the job completed. Mark is the voice of reason, nonpartisan when it comes to working towards the best outcome for Westfield. 

I attended two of Mark's campaign events recently and had conversations with those supporting his candidacy. I found that Independents, Democrats and Republicans all were in support of Mark LoGrippo. I heard numerous examples of how Mark was there for them when needed, and how these people were there for Mark.

I urge the voters of the Third Ward to vote for Mark LoGrippo on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Please return Mark to the Town Council.

Tony LaPorta 
Former First Ward Town Councilman
Westfield, NJ