Candidate Profiles

Councilman Louis Beckerman

Councilman Lou Beckerman is pleased to announce his candidacy for Scotch Plains Council in this November’s Election


“I have enjoyed my time serving the people of Scotch Plains", says Lou. "But there is much more work to do. I pledge in the coming months to continue to work on the police merger with Fanwood, so that our residents can begin to see savings on their property tax bill. We must also work to improve our downtown by introducing new and innovative ideas to attract more business and shoppers, and provide new and meaningful programs for our senior population.”


Beckerman was appointed to the Scotch Pains Council in January to fill the seat vacated when Kevin Glover became Mayor.


“Lou has made an excellent addition to the Scotch Plains Council” said Assemblywoman Linda Stender, Chair of the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee. “I am confident he will be successful this fall.”


Mr. Beckerman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West, Past President of Congregation Beth Israel, Past President of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of NJ (2004-5), a Member of the Union County Planning Board, a Commissioner of the New Jersey Intergovernmental Joint Insurance Fund and former Chairman of the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee.


He was named, “Professional Insurance Agent of the Year”, by the Professional Insurance Agents Association of New Jersey in 2008. Mr. Beckerman has served on numerous committees dealing with insurance issues including the Commissioner’s Producer & Company Committee and the New Jersey Commissioners Automobile Rate Advisory Commission.


Lou and his wife Ann, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at the Veterans Administration in Lyons, are the proud parents of Michael, a member of the Beckerman & Company firm and Sara, a doctor of Audiology in practice in New York City.

22nd District: Sen. Nick Scutari, Assembly Members Jerry Green and Linda Stender

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