Katie Cassidy to seek Township Council seat


Katie Cassidy

PARSIPPANY — Lifelong resident Katie Cassidy has announced she will be seeking a seat on Township Council in the upcoming election. Katie is a registered democrat.

Council President Louis Valori and Council Vice President Robert Peluso current term ends December 31. Valori, Republican, is seeking re-election and is running on the ticket with Mayor James Barberio and former Councilman Vincent Ferrara. Peluso, also Republican, is challenging to unseat Mayor Barberio.

Township of Hanover Police Officer Chris Martino and Former Parsippany Planning Board Chairman Casey Parikh, are seeking a seat on the Council.

It is expected that former Councilman Brian Stanton will be entering the race.

Monday, April 3 is the filing deadline to submit a petition to run in Primary Election.

In early February, Democrat Michael Soriano announced he will be seeking the office of the Mayor.

It is expected that Democrats Janice McCarthy and Emily Peterson will announce shortly and will be running with Michael Soriano.

Cassidy is a lifelong resident of Parsippany-Troy Hills. She is a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee and Municipal Alliance Committee. Her goal is to rejuvenate the community spirit in town. In her mind, the key components of success are responsible spending, transparency while planning for the future as well as togetherness in the community.

Katie has dedicated a great deal of time to attending township meetings. Along with the Environmental and Municipal Alliance Committee meetings, she has also attended countless Council, Planning and Zoning Board meetings. In just the last year, Katie’s notable successes include initiating the passage of a support resolution and applying pressure to increase the transparency of the Township.

The primary will be held on Tuesday, June 6. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

You are eligible to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, are a Morris County resident 30 days before the election. You can register is you are at least 17 years of age, but cannot vote until the age of 18. You can not be incarcerated, on parole or on probation due to a felony conviction.

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If you are not a registered voter, you can fill out the application form (click here), and mail a completed form to Morris County Board of Elections, Post Office Box 9000, Morristown, New Jersey 07960. You must register 21 days prior to the election which you wish to vote. Your registration will remain valid, as long as you do not move out of Morris County.

Once you are registered you will receive a ballot in the mail. If you need to find out where you go to vote, click here.

Parsippany Focus has reached out to all candidates that have filed their registrations, asking when and where they are announcing. Parsippany Focus will give equal coverage to all candidate running for office. Candidates can contact us by sending an email by clicking here.