Scott Katz is running for Ward 4 Town Council and deserves your vote. I’ve known Scott for ten years, and his enthusiasm and passion for the causes in which he believes are contagious. Running for Council to better the Westfield community is clearly one of those causes; the time and effort Scott has devoted to meeting his potential constituents and learning what he can do to address their concerns evidences his strong dedication to this goal.

Our families became friends when a mutual friend introduced us; our children are similar ages. Since then my family has gotten to know him and his wife Caroline and their children Nate and Amelia, very well. On many a night, you can find him, my husband and our kids playing a friendly (but competitive!) game of hearts or spades. He has coached my son’s basketball team and two of my kids are interning for his campaign (they are big fans!).

Scott is smart, engaging, and very motivated. We often talk about work.  It’s obvious how much he cares about his customers and how strong the relationships he’s built with them are; I see him regularly checking in and working hard to listen to and address their concerns. Scott’s concern is genuine; he means what he says.

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Nights at the Katz house often lead to deep conversations about ideas Scott has to correct an injustice, assist a person or a community in need (e.g., the most recent was to drop off bottles of water in Newark to assist with the water crisis). During our conversations, his full attention is focused on you; he regularly follows up to see how you’re feeling or if you still needed help with something. He’s extremely selfless; he once drove straight from work to jump my husband’s car when my husband was stranded in another town.

Scott leads an active life. He’s often up riding his bike early in the morning, watching his daughter at one of her acting events, or playing basketball with his son in his backyard. On the weekends, he and Caroline love to entertain friends. You can often find Scott at the grill or making his homemade beans and rice.

As a resident of Westfield, there are a lot of improvements to be made around town that I would like to see. We need more people who will passionately advocate for our businesses, our roads, and all of the things that will make Westfield an even more desirable town and better place to live. Scott could not be a better fit for the job! 

My family is proud to call him a friend, and I know you will be proud to have him as your Town Councilman.