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Democrats Sweep Westfield Election

November 7, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Democrats swept the local election Tuesday night, turning an all-Republican town council into one with four Democrats and four Republicans headed by a Democratic mayor.

Democrat Shelley Brindle defeated Republican Andy Skibitsky, Westfield’s longest-serving mayor, 7,022 votes to 4,606.

For town council, in Ward 1, Linda Habgood (D) ...

TAPinto Westfield 2017 Election Guide

WESTFIELD, NJ — Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 7.

For mayor of Westfield, Democrat Michelle (Shelley) Brindle is challenging Republican incumbent Andy Skibitsky.

In Ward 1, Linda Habgood (D) faces incumbent Sam Della Fera (R). In Ward 2, Michael Dardia (D) is running against James Corcoran (R) for the seat currently occupied by Republican Ken Donnelly. In Ward 3, David ...

Westfield Ward 4 Candidate Bruscianelli Responds to Debate Questions

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Libertarian Valerio Bruscianelli, a candidate for town council in Ward 4 along with incumbent Keith Loughlin (R) and newcomer Dawn Mackey (D), who was not included in last week’s candidates forum hosted by The Westfield Leader, has been given the opportunity to answer the questions given to his opponents that night here, as well as a closing ...

Westfield’s Ward 4 Council Candidates Discuss Historic Preservation, Streets & More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 4 Candidates Dawn Mackey (D) and Keith Loughlin (R) addressed key issues at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East Broad Street. Members of the public were invited to send questions for the ...

Westfield’s Ward 3 Town Council Candidates Talk Roads, Parking & More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 3 Candidates David Contract (D) and David Oliveira (R) addressed key issues at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East Broad Street. Members of the public were invited to send questions for the ...

Third Westfield Ward 4 Candidate Introduces Himself

WESTFIELD, NJ — Libertarian Valerio Bruscianelli announced Thursday that he is running for town council in Ward 4 against incumbent Keith Loughlin (R) and newcomer Dawn Mackey (D) in a candidate statement submitted to TAPinto Westfield.

Bruscianelli was not included in Wednesday's candidate's forum sponsored by The Westfield Leader.

“My goal as town ...

Westfield Ward 2 Town Council Candidates Discuss Downtown, Shared Services & More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 2 Westfield Town Council candidates Michael Dardia (D) and James Corcoran (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East Broad Street. Members of the public were ...

Westfield Ward 1 Town Council Candidates Talk Affordable Housing, Tear Downs & More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 1 Westfield Town Council candidates Linda Habgood (D) and Sam Della Fera (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East Broad Street. Members of the public were invited to send ...

Westfield Mayoral Candidates Face Off at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Mayoral candidates Michelle (Shelley) Brindle (D) and Andy Skibitsky (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night’s candidate forum. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East Broad Street. Members of the public were invited to send questions for the ...

Westfield Board of Education Candidates Night Video Now Available Online

WESTFIELD, NJ — Complete video of Wednesday’s Westfield Board of Education Candidates Night by Westfield High School Blue Devils TV is now available at https://vimeo.com/239151022. 

The five Westfield Board of Education Candidates discussed key issues and topics during the “Meet the Candidates” forum held in the Westfield High School auditorium Wednesday ...

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25 Influential Women Leaders in Politics and Business Endorse Technology and Finance Executive Linda Weber for Congress in NJ's Seventh District

November 11, 2017

Twenty-Five influential women leaders in politics and business today endorsed technology and finance executive Linda Weber for Congress in the Seventh District of New Jersey. Linda Weber, who launched her campaign on Mother’s Day on MSNBC, is a long-time Berkeley Heights resident who is most known for having built some of the nation’s first online banking platforms. Among those ...

Proven Leadership, Delivering Results for the 3rd Ward

November 5, 2017

Four years ago, I promised to represent the residents of the 3rd Ward with a focus on keeping Westfield one of the best places to raise a family; the type of town in which our children would be proud to return and raise their own family.  My track record of achievements and my plans for the future demonstrate my successful fulfillment of that promise.

As a member of the Finance Policy ...

Thank You, Westfield!

November 16, 2017

As your mayor and councilmember team elect, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Westfield for so many things:

Showing Up! More than 50 percent of Westfield’s registered voters showed up to vote on Election Day, despite the challenging weather we experienced Tuesday evening. This is significant as compared to Union County overall where ...