2014 Candidates

Candidates for Borough Council

I am a life-long resident of Madison and a local businesswoman.  My husband Sal and I are proud to have raised our family here.  We know Madison well – its history and its residents.  We love this town.

I have served on the Madison Borough Council for three terms and I am now seeking a fourth.  Because of my experience and what l leaned by attending the Rutgers Government School I have a thorough understanding of municipal government, the budget process, and the constraints state regulations impose on the municipality.

I grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Newark, NJ when I married my wife Donna, 32 years ago.  As our family grew, Donna and I made the decision to move.  We looked long and hard and ultimately found Madison.  Settling here 21 years ago, we found the community that we had been seeking for years.  

Madison had everything a family could wish for - good schools, good recreational facilities, a lovely historic downtown with a museum, a movie theater, great transportation and even an ice cream parlor.  Our three children thrived here.  They made good friends and received a thorough and solid education.  The town provided excellent services and the residents clearly loved their home town. Volunteerism seemed to be a way of life for everyone!

Welcome to to the Website of the Madison Deomcratic Committee

A borough of Morris County, New Jersey, Madison is known as the Rose City as it once had extensive greenhouses serving the cut flower trade. Today, the Rose City is still blooming and home to over 16,000 people, two universities – Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson – and a thriving central business district. The borough government consists of a directly elected mayor, who serves a four-year term, and a borough council, whose members are elected to serve three-year terms of office, with two seats elected each year. Madison is a diverse community with a significant Democratic presence in local government. The Mayor, Bob Conley, and four of the six members of the Borough Council, Carmela Vitale, Astri Baillie, Bob Landrigan, and Ben Wolkowitz are Democrats. The Madison Democratic Committee consists of as many as 28 members: one man and one woman for each of the 14 voting districts in the borough. (Click here for a map of the Madison voting districts.) The Committee members are elected every 2 years during the primary elections, and vacancies can be filled by a vote of the existing members of the Committee. Committee is responsible for selecting candidates who will run on the Regular Democratic Party line in primary elections.