Appointed to Council in 1993; elected to full terms in 1994 and 1997; appointed to Council in 2007.
Accomplishments: Former Borough Council President and Chairman of Administration and Finance Committee;
Known for his fiscal conservatism, proactive approach to local issues and successful record of securing grants to ease local tax burden of Fanwood homeowners and businesses;
Led the effort to construct the LaGrande Park recreation building;
Initiated the Fanwood Community Assessment committee, which led to a boost in volunteerism and the creation of the quarterly “Fanwoodian” newsletter;
Council Liaison to Public Safety, Public Works, and Recreation committees;
Fanwood advocate to Union County Community Development Block Grant Committee, which resulted in infrastructure improvements to Fanwood’s historic train station, the Municipal Building, the Fanwood Memorial Library, and LaGrande Park;
Former member of Fanwood Planning Board; Serving his second 5-year term as Fanwood representative to the Plainfield Area Regional Sewer Authority (PARSA);
Secured valuable preventive maintenance services from PARSA for Fanwood sewer system.
Nine-year veteran (combined service) of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy;
Proprietor of Populus Real Estate and Finance, and Populus and Associates for nearly 40 years;
Licensed Real Estate Broker and Residential Real Estate Appraiser;
Appointed to New Jersey Real Estate Commission in 2003; reappointed in 2006;
Currently the Vice President of the NJ Real Estate Commission;
Fanwood resident since 1970; father of three children; grandfather of three.