September 25, 2015 |
November 3rd is around the corner and elections campaign season in
Tenafly is heating up.
The following offices will be on the ballot: General Assembly, County Freeholder, Mayor, Council, and Board of Education.
The candidates for Mayor and Council are:
Mayor: Ronald D. Cutro, Republican Nadia J. LaMastra, Democrat Peter S. Rustin, Independent
Council: Emanuel Savas, Republican Anthony Barzelatto, Democrat
David B. Simpson, Republican Shama Haider, Democrat
The Mayor is elected to a four-year term and is eligible for re-election. The Mayor presides over all meetings of the Council but may vote only in case of a tie. The Mayor has veto power, which may be overriden by a two-thirds vote of the Council; makes appointments to standing committees, commissions, boards and ad hoc committees (most of them requiring Council consent); and is automatically a member of the Planning Board, Library Board and the Board of Police Commissioners.
The Council consists of six members. Two are elected at large each year for three-year terms. As the legislative body, the Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, decides on appropriations, approves appointments made by the Mayor, determines policy, and establishes the functions of the various departments of the local government.
To be eligible to vote in the November 3rd General Election, one must be a registered voter. The deadline to register is 21 days before the election.
To facilitate the process for new voters or those who have changed their name or address, the Borough Clerk’s Office will be open until 9pm on Tuesday, October 13th to collect voter registration applications. Applications can be obtained at the Borough Clerk’s Office .