October 28, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 3 Wyckoff Township committee race features challenge by John Koster The Nov. 3 Wyckoff Township Committee race will be contested as Republican newcomers Christopher DePhillips and Kevin Rooney vie with running mates Brian Hubert, a Democrat, and Diane Sobin, an Independent for the two available seats on the governing body. Hubert, who moved to Wyckoff in 2000, is a vice president in the financial and strategic analysis unit of a major banking institution. A graduate of Ridgefield Park High School, Hubert graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the board of commissioners in Ridgefield Park’s non-partisan elected government for seven years before moving to Wyckoff. The candidate and his wife, Michele, have three daughters. Hubert has coached girls’ basketball and softball for several years and is past president of the Wyckoff Football Boosters Association. Sobin is a financial consultant and portfolio manager. She and her family came to Wyckoff in 1996, after five years in Ho-Ho-Kus. A graduate of Pace University, she is a chartered financial analyst, and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts. She is an equity portfolio manager. The candidate has served as a volunteer manager with her daughter’s Torpedoes Soccer Team, as a Booster representative for the Ramapo Varsity Cheerleading Squad, and chaired the Cheerleading Tournament at Ramapo High School in 2006. She has also acted as a coach in the softball and Knickerbockers recreation program. Hubert and Sobin said that, if elected, they would work to limit tax increases, would fight over-development, and would ensure a non-partisan approach to the appointment of volunteers to township boards and an open forum for the discussion of the issues. DePhillips, an attorney, is a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School, and later received a BA from Georgetown and a law degree from Seton Hall. He is a member of the Wyckoff Education Foundation, and is active in a number of committees of the American Bar Association. He has been active in the Wyckoff Republican League, the Sicomac School PTO, the Wyckoff YMCA, and Wyckoff Torpedoes. He has lived in Wyckoff for seven years. He and his wife have four children. Rooney is a partner in a real estate management firm and owns an equestrian business in partnership with his wife. He has served on the Wyckoff Board of Adjustment since 1999 and is currently the chairman of the board. He is a certified tree expert and is a member of the Wyckoff Shade Tree Commission. He grew up in Upper Saddle River and attended Northern Highlands Regional High School and Ramapo College. His wife Hayley is a lifelong Wyckoff resident. They have four children. DePhillips and Hubert said they support open space preservation. They also want a stable municipal budget and a review of the Wyckoff Master Plan, an upgrade of sports fields, and the preservation of educational excellence. Sometimes deciding to sell your home and the process of selling it can be difficult. Choosing An Agent Doesn’t Have To Be! If you need real estate assistance, call me. I would like to work for you. �������������� ��� ����� ������ ��������������������� ������������ ������������������� ������������������ 1-23-08----AxelrodWeichert3x3(10-28-09) 3 x 3” Pat for PROOF... from Janine