Candidate Statements

May 13, 2021

Three years ago, I was watching my son play an in-town basketball game. Excitement was in the air -- the buzz was around the finalization of the Tamaques Park Redevelopment Plan and all the benefits it would bring residents and our families in just a couple of years. Parents were giving each other ...

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“Holy Crow David, the men from the DPW are here, and they are fixing the potholes on our street. David, you are a Man of Action. Couldn’t have asked for more. I truly appreciate your help. YOU GOT MY VOTE! And my husbands too! You are the best. An appreciative member of the Third Ward.” I ...

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The recent spate of break-ins and car thefts is having a profound effect on the psyche of our town. After being told for months to lock our cars and hide our valuables, that message seemed to be sinking in. However, brazen thieves are now entering homes — sometimes forcibly — and helping themselves ...

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The Free Market, Earth Day Fair, Plastic Toys Cleaning and Food Waste Recycling — what do all these events and programs held in the past two weeks have in common? They are led by the work of our amazing volunteer Westfield Green Team. I am very proud to serve as the Council Liaison to the Green ...

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Since its study was released, the reaction to WalletHub’s dismal ranking of Westfield as our nation’s least-friendly Town to small business has been one of serious concern among residents. The Mayor’s response was to dismiss the facts and calls for accountability as “partisanship,” and to pass off ...

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This week the recreational marijuana community celebrated “4/20” and we have yet to hear anything from the mayor’s Cannabis Commission.  What should have been a slam-dunk opportunity for this administration to show some leadership and protect Westfield’s families by preventing a marijuana ...

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As a candidate for the Westfield Town Council and a 22-year resident, I’d like to introduce myself to Third Ward voters.  I’ve dedicated most of my adult life to serving my country and my community—as a soldier, Army Reserve officer, public servant and FBI agent.  In addition to serving over two ...

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I am excited to announce my decision to run for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council.  My work on the Council over the last three plus years has enabled me to play many impactful roles, and I look forward to continuing my work to make Westfield a better place — for everyone.   I ask for ...

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Over these four years, I have had the privilege of realizing the tremendous satisfaction that comes with serving my community. I am grateful for the opportunity to help transform our local government and contribute to the growth and improvement of our amazing town. Personally, I have learned a ...

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I am thrilled to announce my re-election bid for Ward 3 Town Council.  It’s been my honor to represent Ward 3 for the past three plus years, and I hope to have the opportunity to continue to do so for the next four.  I’m running to ensure Westfield continues to move forward. When I ran for ...

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I was inspired to run four years ago to be a strong voice for Ward 4, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Councilwoman, and I look forward to continue working on your behalf. During my first campaign I heard a ...

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Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Como, and I am running for Town Council in Westfield’s Ward 1. I am Jersey born and raised; after living up and down the East Coast; my husband Brad and I established roots here in December 2007. Like you, we fell in love with Westfield’s great school district ...

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Thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your mayor for the last four years, a job I have taken on as a full time volunteer. I am thrilled to announce that I will once again be seeking your vote in November for another term along with Councilpersons Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David ...

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Hello! I am Denise Garrett, and I am a candidate for Westfield Town Council representing the Ward 2 community. I am running with a great sense of hope and excitement to help shape a bright future for Westfield by focusing on doing the right thing for our residents, our community and our ...

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This week, four new friends and I filed our petitions to run for Mayor and Town Council. This may seem like just the next step in a process; the Working for Westfield Team has been writing, posting, and meeting with Westfield neighbors for months. But it is not. Filing petitions commits us to turn ...

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The Cannabis Commission. It’s not the long-awaited sequel to the movie ‘Dazed and Confused.’ Instead, it’s the Mayor’s “holistic and thoughtful” approach to the issue (or opportunity, for some) of what to do regarding marijuana dispensaries. Why would a town that just a few years ago was up in ...

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