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The Democratic Party of Scotch Plains is proud to announce Mayor Kevin Glover running for re-election, and Louisa Bianco running for Scotch Plains Council!

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Kevin Glover and Council candidate Luisa Bianco, were unanimously elected by the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee as the local ticket in 2016. Glover and Bianco today filed their petitions as the Democratic Party’s nominees for the November general election.  

"Democratic Party members are ecstatic that Mayor Glover is seeking re-election. Because of his strong record on taxes – with two consecutive years of no tax increases – working with Luisa Bianco and the rest of the Democratic team he will continue to provide the leadership we need to keep Scotch Plains moving forward,” says Ray Szpond, Vice Chair Scotch Plains Democratic Committee.

First elected to the Township Council in 2006, Glover is seeking his second term as Mayor and says he is running on his record of:
• Stabilizing municipal property taxes
• Improving public safety 
• Implementing new and improved township communications services including SPTV, website, radio station (530 AM) and social media outlets 
• Implementing more cost-saving shared services opportunities
• Expanding community events and cultural arts activities 
• Preserving and restoring historical Township-owned properties
• Launching the revitalization of the Downtown commercial district
• Developing a passive park at the former Terry Lou Zoo site

When I was elected mayor, I promised the residents of Scotch Plains that I was committed to stabilizing municipal property taxes, and I have kept that promise,” said Glover, a former facilities management executive.

"Delivering on a “0” municipal percent increase last year and proposing a decrease this year is not only achievable, but clearly historic as well," he continued. “Through good oversight and planning we’re positioned to accomplish this important success of back-to-back years without a municipal tax increase."

"Moving forward, I will continue my pledge, ‘We can do better,’ that I made since being elected to office some 10 years ago,” added Glover, who says his goal is to continue working on delivering services in the most cost-effective manner possible without placing onerous burdens on taxpayers. 

“Keeping Scotch Plains a great place to live and raise a family is a common belief we can all agree on, and I am, as I’ve always been, committed to upholding that belief,” Glover said.

When I was elected mayor, I promised the residents of Scotch Plains that I was committed to stabilizing municipal property taxes, and I have kept that promise,” said Glover, a former facilities management executive.

"Delivering on a “0” municipal percent increase last year and proposing a decrease this year is not only achievable, but clearly historic as well," he continued. “Through good oversight and planning we’re positioned to accomplish this important success of back-to-back years without a municipal tax increase."

"Moving forward, I will continue my pledge, ‘We can do better,’ that I made since being elected to office some 10 years ago,” added Glover, who says his goal is to continue working on delivering services in the most cost-effective manner possible without placing onerous burdens on taxpayers. 

“Keeping Scotch Plains a great place to live and raise a family is a common belief we can all agree on, and I am, as I’ve always been, committed to upholding that belief,” Glover said.

Luisa Bianco is a professional corporate manager and community volunteer who shares Kevin Glover’s vision for Scotch Plains.

“Some people didn’t believe Mayor Glover when he said we could stabilize and lower taxes through better management, but he has done that and I look forward to utilizing my management experience to continue delivering top-flight programs and services at as little cost as possible,” says Bianco, who serves as a Recreation Commissioner and a Trustee of the Public Library.

A department manager at AT&T who has created programs that raised sales, reduced costs and expanded productivity, she is also the mother of three children.

Bianco has a long history of community involvement, from volunteering for SPFHS boys varsity soccer fundraisers and Girls Scouts to serving as a coordinator for "Think Purple." A long time resident of Scotch Plains, Bianco says that she is "committed to moving the township in the right direction that focuses on meeting the needs of all its citizens."

April 4, 2016 at 11:41 PM

Happy Independence Day!!!

The Scotch Plains Democrats had a great time at the 4th of July celebration and fireworks. Check out the following link.  https://youtu.be/0RIR7keiqNMe

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