PARSIPPANY — The Puddingstone Community hosted a “Meet the Candidates Night” on Tuesday, May 23.
There are four candidates running for Mayor and eight candidates running for the two open Township Council Seats. In New Jersey, only the state’s two most populous political parties have a primary election, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. You can only vote for the political party that you declared. If you are a registered voter currently not affiliated with a political party you may declare the party affiliation up to and including Primary Election day.
Democrats and Republicans discussed their qualifications and platforms as well as taking questions from the audience.
Republican candidates for Mayor are James Barberio and Robert Peluso. Candidates for Township Council are Brian Stanton; Christopher Martino and Casey Parikh (Peluso Team); and Louis Valori and Vincent Ferrara (Barberio Team).
Democrat candidates for Mayor are Michael Soriano and Thomas Fulco. Candidates for Township Council are Janice McCarthy and Emily Peterson (Soriano Team); and Katherine Cassidy. (Note: Thomas Fulco wasn’t present during the meeting.)
The primary will be held on Tuesday, June 6. To find your voting location, click here.
Please note: Parsippany Focus had some technical difficulties filming the beginning of the evening, and unfortunately the first few minutes are not available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.