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Morris Plains Council Election is just around the corner.  Are you a registered voter?  Do you know when to vote?  Do you know who is running?  Well, let us get you informed!

November 8th, GET OUT AND VOTE

Morris Plains Candidates

Running for the Republican nomination for two open council seats:

George Coogan and Joseph Cecala

Running for the Democratic nomination:

Frank Mangravite

Meet Your Candidates

Republican Councilmen Nominee's, Joe Cecala and George Coogan
"Joe and George have devoted years of service to our community, and their dedicated efforts have made Morris Plains the town we're proud to call home.

The many activities and events our residents look forward to and enjoy every year: the Memorial Day and Halloween Parades; Family Day and fireworks; the Municipal Alliance Committee; the Teen Center; the summer recreation programs and swim team; the senior citizens' groups and activities; concerts in the park; the community health fair; the Block Dance; the Farmers' Market. It has been Councilmen Cecala and Coogan, together with our Republican Team, who have implemented and supported these Morris Plains traditions and many more. Without their leadership and hard work, none of these event would be possible.

In addition, Councilmen Cecala and Coogan have worked on a number of community development projects: Speedwell Avenue beautification; playground and recreation area improvements; and, of course, the renovation of Community Park School into our fabulous Community Center and Museum.

Councilmen Cecala and Coogan are also largely responsible for the town's Open Space efforts. By acquiring key properties on Court Road, Mountain Way, and America Road, Joe and George are preserving both the environment and atmosphere of Morris Plains. And in everything from speed tables and traffic patterns to street lights and flood control, both Joe and George have made quality of life and the safety of our residents, and especially our children, a top priority in our town.

All the while, Councilmen Cecala and Coogan remain committed to keeping our taxes and spending as low as possible.

Joe, George, and their families have been an essential part of our community for years. Everywhere you turn, you can see something good that they have accomplished for us. And if you know Joe and George and their families, then you know without a doubt how committed they are to our town. They are tireless in their service to Morris Plains and its citizens."

(courtesy of http://www.morrisplainsrepublicans.org/Club_President_s_Message.html for more information clich the link)

Democratic Nominee, Frank Mangravite

Frank Mangravite is President and Sole Proprietor of Water and Wastewater Public Works, a consulting firm that advises on utility management, develops programs to reduce operating costs of water and wastewater treatment systems, and provides oversight for municipalities using private firms to operate their systems. He continues to consult regularly with multiple municipalities nationally and internationally to create synergistic solutions to world impacting problems. Prior to his current position, he sponsored and lobbied three bills that were signed into law as the Vice President of Marketing for U.S.Water, LLC.

Raised in Brooklyn, Frank now lives with his wife Terri on Janeway Place in Morris Plains. They have 3 grown children and one grandchild. Frank is currently a member of the Water Environment Federation and Design Build Institute of America and has written over 20 published articles including, “Drinking Water, A Guide for Owners of Private Communal Works, Small Systems, and Individual Private Supplies”. He has been honored with the award of the 1st place Academic Achievement Award from the American Water Works Association. He was honored as the only non-academic member of the AWWA Research Coagulation Committee. He served as the representative to the Water Development Council, U.S. Conference of Mayors. He is looking forward, when elected, to serving the people of Morris Plains.

As a member of the Morris Plains Rotary, Frank’s many accomplishments include serving as President in 2008-2009, starting a fourth grade essay contest on citizenship at both the Borough School and St. Virgil’s School, developing a bilingual dictionary distribution for adults and, recently, organizing seventeen Morris County Rotary clubs to raise funds for the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry’s new building. This effort has raised $230,000 in pledges.

Frank is an active member of Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel. One of the accomplishments that he is most proud of is managing the church’s Christ’s Helpers, a group of volunteers who perform minor maintenance on the homes or apartments of persons who have limited resources or special circumstances. Over 100 calls, mostly from elderly people living on fixed incomes, were answered in a period of two years.

Frank moved to Morris Plains in 1986. He earned his PhD from Clarkson University in Physical Chemistry. And it is interesting to note that his thesis was awarded first place from the American Water Works Association. He taught environmental science at Centenary College for three years. His wife Terri was a special education teacher in the Wharton public school system for over twenty years, then became principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Boonton for four years, and currently teaches at Montclair State University."

(courtesy of http://frankmangravite.com/About_Us.html click link for more information)


Election Official: Hon. June R. Uhrin, Clerk
Phone: (973) 538-2224     Fax: (973) 538-8834

Important Dates to Remember:

October 25 ~ On or before this date, applications for appointment of challengers for General Election shall be filed with the County Board of Elections.

November 1 ~ Last day to apply for a Vote by Mail (formerly civilian absentee ballot) application by mail (for the General Election)

November 2 ~ A qualified overseas voter who wishes to receive a faxed federal ballot for the General Election, must apply to the county clerk no later than the fourth day before the general election.

November 7 ~ Deadline for any civilian absentee voter, who fails to apply in writing for a Vote by Mail ballot, may apply in person or by authorized messenger (if voter is sick or confined) to the County Clerk on any day up to 3:00 p.m. of the day before the election.

November 8 ~ General Election Day  Polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Need more information on the how to's of being a voter check out: http://www.njelections.org/

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