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The Races:

District 20
State Senate
- Linda Gagliano (R)
- Ray Lesniak (D)
General Assembly
- Neil Cohen (D)
- Joseph Cryan (D)
District 21
State Senate
- Tom Kean Jr. (R)
- Gina Genovese (D)
General Assembly
- Jon Bramnick (R)
- Eric Munoz (R)
- Norman Albert (D)
- Bruce Bergen (D)
- Ryan Reyes (G)
- George DeCarlo (G)
District 22
State Senate
- Rose McConnell (R)
- Nicholas Scutari (D)
General Assembly
- Bryan DesRochers (R)
- Robert Gatto (R)
- Jerry Green (D)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- John Russitano Jr. (R)
- Robert Reilly (R)
- Daniel Sullivan (D)
- Bette Jane Kowalski (D)
- Rayland Van Blake (D)
- Adrian Mapp
- Becky McHugh
- George O'Grady
County Sheriff
- Peter Lijoii (R)
- Ralph Froehlich (D)
- Charles Mitchell Sr.
Westfield Council
First Ward
- Frank Arena (R)
- Ross Katz (D)
Second Ward
- Jo Ann Neylan (R)
- Bruce Regenstreich (D)
Third Ward
- Mark Ciarrocca (R)
- Matt Sontz (D)
Fourth Ward
- James Foerst (R)
- Lenore Scurry (D)
Fanwood Mayor
- Colleen Mahr (D)
Fanwood Council
- Anthony Parenti (R)
- Joel Stroz (R)
- Katherine Mitchell (D)
- William Populus (D)
Garwood Council
- Anthony Sytko (R)
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Charles Lombardo (D)
- Stephen Napolitano (D)
Mountainside Mayor
- Robert Viglianti (R)
Mountainside Council
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Jeffrey Wass (R)
goleader.com Election Coverage 2007 
Fanwood Mayor
Colleen Mahr
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Information:
(908) 789-7577
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Candidate Information

Family Life: Ms. Mahr is married and has three children.

Government Experience: Ms. Mahr was first elected Fanwood's mayor in 2003.

Clubs and Organizations: The candidate is the vice president of the NJ Conference of Mayors and a member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium. She won the 2007 Union County Woman of Excellence award.

* Brought in more than $3 million in grant money since taking office;
* Lead economic development efforts in downtown Fanwood after 30 years of false starts;
* Expanded recreational opportunities for our seniors and youths;
* Passed a "McMansion" Ordinance to protect the residential character of Fanwood;
* Led the effort to find a location for our first-ever Fanwood Museum which opened this summer;
* Expanded shared services with surrounding township of Scotch Plains and school district;
* Renovated ball fields and tennis courts at LaGrande Park;
* Expanded sidewalk replacement program;
* Expanded communication with residents;
* Secured a "go green" grant from the state to seek ways for the borough to be more environmentally friendly in its buildings and with its new development;
* Rehabilitated the historic Kuran Cultural Arts Center with grant dollars.

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Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2007
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