Sontz is an attorney at McCarter & English, LLP in Newark. He practices general business litigation and construction litigation.
He was formerly a mechanical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, located in Philadelphia,
Mr. Sontz earned a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Rutgers University School of
Law in Camden. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering (B.S.M.E.) from Rutgers
University College of Engineering.
Sontz lives on Vernon Terrace with his wife, Lillian, and
their two sons, Tyler, 3, and Dylan, newborn.
is the candidate's first campaign for public office.
and Organizations: Mr. Sontz is a member of the Union County Construction Board of Appeals.
Mr. Sontz seeks to increase communication with his neighbors in Westfield’s third ward by walking through the neighborhoods each and every year of his council term.
Speeders are a major problem facing the otherwise quiet neighborhoods of the third ward.
Mr. Sontz believes the only true means to curb the speeders is to increase police presence in the third ward.
Road paving/construction is a basic service of town government and has been largely overlooked with respect to the small streets in the third ward.
Mr. Sontz believes all streets in the third ward are entitled to maintenance and repair.
Mr. Sontz believes soaring property taxes is a concern to all residents in the third ward. Town government must do more to curb wasteful spending and reign in taxes.
Builders are building homes that do not complement the character of the neighborhoods in the third ward and strain the other residents. Town government has to reign in irresponsible development immediately.