To the editor: 

Responsible two-party government is at stake here in North Arlington. Despite the fact we have twice as many Democrats than Republicans — a GOP win on November 3 will create a monopoly for this party currently in power.

North Arlington needs a healthy mix of Democrats and Republicans working together to what’s best for the community while putting politics aside.

This year Democrats are offering voters a solid case for change and a better North Arlington. Councilman Al Granell is a fiscal conservative who with Councilman Tom Zammatore voted against this year’s property tax hike.

In contrast, appointed Republican incumbent Brian Fitzhenry voted yes for higher taxes.

In Granell and Zammatore we have reliable Democratic representation and the addition of community advocate Kelly O’Malley-Velez would give us an even number of Democrats and Republicans so that a balance and a discussion can be maintained about our borough’s future.

I urge North Arlington residents to re-elect Councilman Al Granell and Councilman Tom Zammatore while adding Kelly O’Malley-Velez to the governing body.

I also hope you will consider the reelection of Bergen County Freeholder Steve Tanelli as well so that South Bergen continues to have a voice in Hackensack at the county level.

For more information on the community and the campaign, visit the Democrats online at www.natoday.net

Bill Cordeiro 

North Arlington 

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