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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 
Westfield Council, First Ward
Frank Arena
Party Affiliation: Republican

Contact Info
Telephone: (908) 518-0659
Website: www.frank2007.com
Email: Frank@westfield2007.com
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Candidate Information

Professional Background: Frank Arena is a 13-year Westfield resident and a senior sales executive with an industry leading information technology company, F5 Networks. Over the course of his 25-year career, his clients have included major financial institutions and The City of New York. While working with New York, Frank assisted several of the city’s largest agencies, including The Mayor’s Office. Frank’s long term public sector experience introduced specialized technologies and IT solutions to New York City which improved efficiencies within NYC government institutions. These solutions also play a major role for his clients’ business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

Education: Mr. Arena is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Economics and Marketing. His professional certifications and accreditations include Cisco Security Sales Specialist, Cisco Routing and Switching Sales Specialist, Cisco Sales Expert v3, Network Appliance Accredited Sales Professional (NASP) and Network Appliance Partner Sales Accreditation

 Family Life: The candidate lives on Coleman Place with his wife, Lori, and two children, Christopher, 12, and Carli, 10, who attend the Roosevelt and Franklin Schools.

Governmental Experience: Mr. Arena has been active in the Westfield community for years. In 2004, he ran for Union County Freeholder and received more votes in Westfield than any of the eight candidates on the ballot. Currently, he is a member of the board of the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), a member of the College Men’s Club of Westfield, Westfield Baseball Association, former Westfield Soccer Association coach and Westfield United Way Pillars Club. He and his wife, Lori, have been active supporters of the Franklin School PTO.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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