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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, October 28, 1999 Page 7

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former accounts payable supervisor with Christian Dior Parfums and previously worked in the area of inventory control for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. in New York.

Family Life: The candidate is single and has no children.

Gov. Experience: The candidate ran as the GOP’s candidate for the 20th

Assembly seat in 1995 and 1997. He served as Chairman of the Elizabeth Housing Authority in 1998 and

Vice Chairman in 1997.

Organizations:

The candidate is a member of the Hispanic Advisory Council to the state GOP.

Platform: Thecandidatesupportshold ingtownmeetings oftheboardthroughout the county so that the Freeholders gain first hand knowledge of the problems faced by county residents. Mr. Revilla said he and his runningmates believe the

should hold on to less surplus funds in order to cut taxes further.

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Fanwood Mayor William E. Populus, Jr.

Name: William E. Populus, Jr.

Candidate For:

Fanwood Mayor Democrat

Professional Experi ence: Mr. Populus is the owner of Populus Real Estate and Populus & As sociates Appraisers, both in Westfield.

Education: Mr. Populus is a licensed real estate broker and appraiser in New Jersey. He attended high school in New Orleans, La.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife, Marilyn, have three grown chil dren.

Gov. Experience: Mr. Populus was appointed to the Borough Council in 1993 to fill a vacancy. He was elected to a full term in 1994 and was reelected in 1997.Thecandidate, whoservesasCoun cil President, chairs the Administrative and Finance Committee. He is the

representativeonthePlainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority. He also served as Chairman of the Fanwood Recreation Commission.

Clubs/ Organizations:

Thecandidateisa veteranoftheUnited States Navy and Air Force. He is a mem ber of the Board of Trustees of the Fanwood Community Foundation.

Platform: The candidate has pledged to continue pursuing grants for the oughsothattaxes remainlowinFanwood,

such as the $1 million that has come into the borough’s coffers the past five years. He wants to work to create a steady stream of commercial tax revenue and a vibrant downtown.

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Louis C. Jung Name: Louis C. Jung

Candidate For: Mayor of Fanwood

Party: Republican

Professional Experi ence: The candidate is employed as the Northeast Public Affairs Manager with Exxon Corporation.

Education: Mr. Jung holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science DeScotchwood grees in Civil Engineering from the UniThese versity of Wisconsin.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife, Nancy, have two adult daughters.

Gov.Experience: Mr.Junghasserved for six years on the Borough Council. For the past five years he has chaired the Public Works Committee. He previously chaired the Administration and Finance Committee and the Recreation and Com munity Services Committee. He served on the Scotch PlainsFanwood Board of Education from 1978 to 1990.

Clubs/ Organizations: Mr. Jung is a member oftheWillowGrovePresbyterian Church, where he sits on the governing body. He is also a player and officer in the Fanwood Men’s Softball League.

Platform:The focusofthecandidate’s campaign has been the revitalization of the section of Second Street between South and LaGrande Avenues. At the center of the plan is the relocation of the Fanwood Post Office to the block be tween South and LaGrande Avenues.

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Fanwood Council Stuart S. Kline

Name: Stuart S. Kline

Party: Republican

Candidate For:

Fanwood Borough Coun cil

Professional Experi ence: Mr. Kline prac tices law with the law firm of Ciarrocca & Ciarrocca in Union.

Education: The candidate has a master’s degree in business administra tion from Cornell University in Ithaca, N. Y., and a Juris Doctor Degree from Rutgers University.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife, Susan, have three children.

Gov. Experience: Mr. Kline has been a member of the Borough Council since 1997. He is Chairman of the council’s Education, Health and Welfare Commit tee. He is liaison to the Fanwood Rescue Squad, the Board of Health and the Rec reation and Community Services Com mittee.

Clubs/ Organizations: Mr. Kline is a member of the Fanwood Lions Club, the Fanwood Republican Club and is a coach in the Scotch PlainsFanwood Youth Baseball Association.

Platform: The candidate seeks to con tinue his fiscal conservative approach to municipal government. During his first term on council, he implemented year todate spending reports so that the coun cil could effectively monitor spending.

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Thomas P. Ryan, Jr. Name: Thomas P. Ryan, Jr.

Party: Republican

Candidate For:

Fanwood Borough Council

Professional ence: Mr. Ryan is a ner in the law firm of DeMaggio & DeMaggio in New York City.

Education: Mr. Ryan holds bachelor of arts and law degrees from Fordham University in the Bronx.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife, Ann Marie Shipman, have a two yearold daughter.

Gov. Experience: The candidate has never held elective office.

Clubs/ Organizations: He is a mem ber of the St. Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Scotch Plains and the Fanwood Republican Club.

Platform: CoChairman of the Fanwood Citizens for Responsible De velopment, a grassroots organization which opposed the apartment complex application for the former Dean Oil site, he said he will continue to be interested in development of the property. In addi tion, Mr. Ryan has said he wants to help the borough remain fiscally conservative while ensuring the successful future of Fanwood.

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Patricia Plante Name: Patricia Plante

Party: Democrat

Candidate: Fanwood Borough Council

Professional Experi ence: The candidate is a real estate agent with Burgdorff ERA in Westfield.Shewas employedfor18years with the Social Security Administration.

Education: The candidate attended Kean College (now a university).

Family Life: Mrs. Plante and her band, Tom, have one child.

Gov. Experience: This is Mrs. Plante’s second run for elective of fice. She ran for the governing body in 1997. Mrs. Plante is a member of the Fanwood Recreation Commission and the Union County Transportation Ad visory Board.

Clubs/ Organizations: The candidate has served as a volunteer for the Brunner Elementary School ParentTeacher As sociation and for the Scotch Fanwood YMCA’s children’s programs.

She is chairing the borough’s nium Celebration Committee and was a member of the borough’s Centennial Committee, which organized Fanwood’s 100th year celebration in 1995.

Platform: Mrs. Plante said keeping an eye on property taxes and bringing in outside grant money are areas she would address on council. She is also interested in downtown revitalization efforts un derway in the borough.

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Adele Kenny Name: Adele Kenny

Party: Democrat

Candidate For:

Fanwood Borough Coun cil

Professional Experi ence: Ms. Kenny is an author and poet. She is a former English, creative writing and gifted education teacher for Experithe RahwayPublic Schoolsandhastaught

partat the College of New Rochelle and

Middlesex County College. She serves as Cultural Arts Director and Director of the Carriage House Poetry Reading Se ries at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center.

Education: Ms. Kenny has a Bach elor of Arts Degree in Literature from

Newark State College (now Kean Uni versity) and a master’s degree in edu cation from the College of New Roch elle.

Family Life: The candidate is not married and has no children.

Gov. Experience: The candidate is Fanwood’s Liaison to the Union County Air Traffic Advisory Board.

Clubs/ Organizations: The candidate is the founder and Director of the Car riage House Poetry Reading Series and founder of the Scotch Plains Chapter of the Secular Franciscan Order (Third Or der of St. Francis). Ms. Kenny is a volun teer forChildren’sSpecializedHospital’s Very Special Arts Festivals. She also volunteers at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains, where she teaches report writing.

Platform: Among the priorities Ms. Kennysaidshewould pushfor,ifelected, are conservative fiscal management, stable taxes, downtown revitalization through a fiveyear plan, education, lic safety and disposition of the Dean Oil

site. She also wants to expand cultural and recreational program for Fanwood residents of all ages.

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Mountainside Mayor Robert F. Viglianti

Name: Robert F. Viglianti

Party: Republican

Candidate For:

Mountainside Mayor

Professional Experi ence: Mr. Viglianti is President and Founder of both Westfield Brace Company, Inc., Plainsand W. B. C. Industries, both located in

Westfield.

MillenEducation:

A 1958 graduate of Westfield High School, he has a Bach elor of Arts Degree in Government with a minor in business administration from Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania. He also holds a certificate in courses in orthotics from the Post Graduate Mediborough’s cal School of New York University.

Family Life: Mr. Viglianti and his wife, Linda, have two grown children.

Gov. Experience: The candidate has served in elected office in Mountainside for the past 21 years. He was elected mayor in 1987 and reelected in 1991 and 1995. Prior to that he served three terms on the Borough Council and held the post of Council President for several years. He ran unsuccessfully for Union County Freeholder in 1996.

Clubs/ Organizations: Helped found the Union County League of Municipali ties in 1989, serving as its Vice President and then President. He also served on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors in 1991. Mr. Viglianti is President of the New Jersey Orthotic & Prosthetic Society.

Platform: Mayor Viglianti wants to continue to deliver a “sensible tax rate” in the borough while maintaining borough services. He also wants to see to fruition projects such as the new commuter park ing lot now under construction.

Mountainside Council Paul N. Mirabelli

Name: Paul N. Mirabelli

Party: Republican

Candidate For:

Mountainside Borough Council

Professional ence: The candidate has his own law practice with offices in Cranford and Hazlet.

Education: After graduating from the Pingry School in Summit, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his law degree from the New England School of Law in Boston.

Family Life: Mr. Mirabelli and his wife, Laura, are the parents of three

pubchildren.

Gov. Experience: Mr. Mirabelli was elected to the council in 1996. He has chaired the Public Works Committee.

Clubs/ Organizations: The candidate has coached soccer, basketball and ball with the Mountainside Recreation

Department. He was one of the founding directorsofthe letic League and has served on the tion Army Advisory Board in Elizabeth.

husPlatform:

If reelected, Mr. Mirabelli will continue to work with the borough’s firedepartmentandrescue taining their traditions of remaining unteer organizations. He will also look to

further expand programs offered by the Recreation Department.

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Keith C. Turner Name: Keith C. Turner

Party: Republican

Candidate For:

Mountainside Borough Council

Professional Experi© ence: The candidate is the owner of a dental laboraDistrict’s tory.

Education: Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Scias

Experience and Finance from Kean UniverClubs/

sity in Union and an associate degree in dental prosthetics from Union County College.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife, Susan, have two children.

Gov. Experience: Mr. Turner is in his ninth year as a member of the Borough Council. He served as Council President in 1993 and 1998. He served as Fire Commissioner, Deputy Police Commiscounty sioner and Chairman of the Recreation Department.

Clubs/ Organizations: The candidate serves as a Republican Committeeman in the borough. He has been a member of Mountainside’s Honorary Policemen’s baseBenevolent Association since 1984 and

is Director of the Mountainside Police Athletic League. He also coaches Little MountainsidePoliceAthLeague, soccer and basketball.

SalvaPlatform:

If reelected, Mr. Turner vows to continue to see to it that Mountainside maintains one of the lowParty: est tax rates, while maintaining one of squadinmainthe highest property values in Union

volCounty. He also wants to work, through

the cooperation of the county freeholder board, to clean up those parks within Mountainside’s border.

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Westfield Tax Office Open on Monday, Nov. 1

The office of the Westfield Tax Collector will be open from 7 to 9 p. m. on Monday, November 1, in addition to the regular office hours of 8: 30 a. m. to 4 p. m. Interest will be charged after Friday, November 5.

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