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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)
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)
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Fanwood Council
William "Bill" Populus

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Contact Information:
(908) 789-7577

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Candidate Information

Appointed to Council in 1993; elected to full terms in 1994 and 1997; appointed to Council in 2007.
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.

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