The common room at the Third Congregation Church in Westfield was crowded, and counting candidates, more than 75 residents came out to hear how the parties and the candidates positioned themselves.
|Seb Giuliano and the Republican team.|
|Mayor Dan Drew and the Democratic team.|
The Democratic Party was represented by Mayor, and mayoral candidate, Dan Drew and Council member and candidate Gerry Daley. Drew and Daley elaborated on the collaborative nature of the current administration and enumerated the various accomplishments that the Democratically-led administration felt it should be credited with. Drew talked about the dollars saved through the City Hall mergers, and also highlighted the settlement of numerous lawsuits brought during the last administration.
The Realistic Balance Party, which that afternoon had celebrated a judgment in court to allow candidates on the ballot, presented a
The evening ended with WRA president Jennifer Mahr reading a letter from petitioning and Working Families candidate for Common Council, Phil Pessina.
Ed McKeon is a Democratic member of the Board of Ed.