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The Westfield, New Jersey Democratic Party encourages and supports talented, qualified and concerned citizens as candidates for the Westfield Town Council

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The Westfield, New Jersey Democratic Party encourages and supports talented, qualified and concerned citizens as candidates for the Westfield Town Council

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Welcome to Westfield Democrats


The Westfield, New Jersey Democratic Party encourages and supports talented, qualified and concerned citizens as candidates for the Westfield Town Council and to serve on numerous volunteer boards and committees. Working together, we strive to continue to improve Westfield as a great place to live, work and play.

Membership is free. The Westfield Democratic Party is open to all residents of Westfield, New Jersey. Check the Upcoming Events section below for the time and location of our next meeting.

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Westfield Together Team Announces Re-Election Campaign

Westfield Together Team Announces Re-Election Campaign

Mayor Shelley Brindle and Councilpersons Linda Habgood, Mike Dardia, David Contract, and Dawn Mackey, collectively known as the Westfield Together team, are thrilled to announce their re-election campaign. “Thank you for giving me the incredible privilege to serve as your mayor for the last...

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Mayor Shelley Brindle

Mayor Shelley Brindle

A 23-year resident of Westfield, Brindle’s proven ability for uniting people to bring about positive change has been a recurring theme throughout her work in both the community and in business.As the first woman in the executive suite at HBO, Shelley fostered innovation and...

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James Boyes, Councilman Ward 1

James Boyes, Councilman Ward 1

Three decades ago James ‘Jim’ Boyes and his wife, Maria, chose to settle in Westfield because of its charming neighborhoods, active downtown, and great  schools. Today he is running for Ward 1 Town Council to help maintain that vision of community.  “Fiscal management, responsible...

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Linda Habgood, Councilwoman Ward 1

Linda Habgood, Councilwoman Ward 1

Since moving to Westfield in 2000, Habgood has been a committed and ardent volunteer. Most notably, she was co-head of the Citizens Action Committee that advocated for the ‘Centralized Kindergarten Bond’ that enabled the creation of Lincoln School in 2005. She has served in...

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Mark Parmelee, Councilman Ward 2

Mark Parmelee, Councilman Ward 2

Mark Parmelee and his wife, Megan, drove to Westfield from New York City 21 years ago hoping to find a place to plant roots and raise a family.  “The minute we pulled up to the house, we were hooked. From there, we discovered how...

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Mike Dardia, Councilman Ward 2

Mike Dardia, Councilman Ward 2

Michael Dardia first experienced Westfield during high school when his Bridgewater-Raritan East lacrosse team beat the Blue Devils 8-7 in Kehler Stadium.  Michael remembers the visit fondly: “From the field, I could hear the cheers from the Westfield fans and after the game we...

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David Contract, Councilman Ward 3

David Contract, Councilman Ward 3

David Contract, a marketing executive, has lived in Westfield for more than 12 years. He and his wife, Valerie Latona, have three children, a seventh grader at Edison Intermediate School, a third grader at Tamaques Elementary School and a preschooler. As an active volunteer...

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Scott Katz, Councilman Ward 4

Scott Katz, Councilman Ward 4

Scott Katz, and his wife, Caroline, were looking to move from Hoboken 16 years ago, when they chose Westfield.  “We didn’t have kids yet, but knew we wanted top schools and a walkable downtown. Ultimately,  it’s that other intangible quality that did it for...

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