I have been following the Town Council race very closely. I should, I am in it. My name is Nick Kumburis and like many residents of Parsippany, I am sick of the negativity and infighting going on between the Council and the Mayor’s office. I prefer a more positive approach. I want to make a positive impact on the economy of Parsippany with minimal impact to our open spaces.
I was brought up in Hudson County and registered as a Democrat at the age of 18. My views are my own regardless of the letter after my name. Some have changed over the years and some have stayed the same. I don’t let my party define me, nor should you. I am not one who plays the “which republican is more liberal” game that has blighted many of the Morris Republican races. My wife is a Republican, so I get all the mail, when they ask “can you reach across the table?” It is usually the dinner table. I am a veteran who served his country honorably. I took an oath to support the Constitution. I am a loyal family man. I am active in my church and I have a Master’s in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
I am both Fiscally Responsible and Socially Responsible. I worked full time while going to school at night and raising a family. I worked hard for every penny I earned. I know the impact of taxes on a family (I pay them too). I will work hard to keep them low. My MBA included graduate courses in negotiation and urban entrepreneurship; which I will use to develop strategies to bring businesses both big and small to fill our commercial and retail vacancies before we consider destroying another acre of open space. I live in Parsippany and I want it to look like Parsippany, not Paterson.
I come in with a clean slate. I have no personal issues with Mayor Barberio or the current Council. I will work in the best interest of the citizens of Parsippany without taking political sides.
Thank you and God bless,
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