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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 Council
Katherine Mitchell
Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Information:
(908) 789-7577

(908) 322-9410

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Candidate Information

3-year term
Seeking re-election to a fourth 3-year term
First elected to Council in 1998.


* One of the original founders of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Recycling Association;
* Borough Council President, 2004-present;
* Council Liaison to the Fanwood Historic Preservation Commission, the Fanwood Memorial Library, and the Fanwood Arts Council;
* Chair of Administration and Finance Committee for the Borough of Fanwood which oversees all financial and personnel issues;
* Instrumental in guiding the redevelopment efforts of Fanwood's downtown after decades of neglect;
* Past Chair of the Fanwood Public Safety Committee, the Fanwood Recreation Commission, and the Fanwood Health Commission.


* Social Concerns Coordinator for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains. Responsibilities include: Thanksgiving Food Collection; Giving Tree at Christmas; Easter Basket Collection for Star-Fish in Plainfield; Park Hotel project where we collect gifts and toiletries for all residents at Christmas; Crop Walk; Organize two blood drives per year. Also a Lector, Extraordinary Minister, and Teacher in RCIA Program.
* Served on Board of Directors of Interfaith Council for the Homeless of Union County, 1992-1994.
* Member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium.

* Currently employed as MDS Coordinator/Utilization Review Nurse at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County. 
* Graduated from Elizabeth General School of Nursing.
* Member of NJ State Nurses Association.
* Fanwood resident for more than 50 years.


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