Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • April 15, 2009 Waldwick Waldwick voters will have a choice in the November general election, as two Democrats and two Republicans compete for the two available seats on the borough council. The candidates will run unopposed in the June 2 primary, when all four will be seeking the endorsement of the members of their respective political parties. Republican council incumbents Anita Bozzo and Charles Farricker will seek their party’s endorsement, as will Democrats Franklin Jaegge and John Patrick Hunter. Bozzo, a two-term councilwoman and chair of the Finance Committee, has been a Waldwick resident since 1990, and has been an active community volunteer for much of that time. Her activities have included service as: treasurer at Rainbow Corners Nursery School, group facilitator for the mother/infant classes at the Red Cross in Ridgewood, member of the Waldwick Board of Education’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee, coordinator of the Learning to Look program at Traphagan School, vice president of the Waldwick Junior School PSO, teacher for confirmation CCD classes at Saint Luke’s Church, president of the Waldwick Newcomers Club, photography chairperson for the Class of 2004 Graduation Ball Committee, and member of the Class of 2007 Graduation Ball Committee. The councilwoman is a reading teacher in Paterson. She has been teaching since 2000. Prior to that, she worked in the financial services industry for 20 years for major brokerage and insurance companies. She graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan College in The Bronx, and obtained her master’s degree from William Paterson University in reading. She lives on Dora Avenue with her husband, Bob. They have two sons. Farricker, 58, is a resident of Smithfield Road. Born in the Bronx, New York, he moved to Dumont in 1958, and to Waldwick in 1985. Farricker and his wife Julie have been married for over 25 years. Their two daughters, Megan and Kim, are graduates of Waldwick High School. Republican, Democratic slates ensure fall contest Farricker has served on the council since August 2006, beginning his service as a replacement for Robert Campbell. He is currently the council’s liaison to the board of education and serves as chairman of the Recreation and Health Committee. He is a member of Saint Luke’s parish and served as a mentor to the youth group. He serves on the board of directors of the WBA, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he is on the Golf and Scholarship committees. Farricker is a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He has coached recreation softball and soccer, and was a baseball umpire for over 25 years. He has also been a basketball referee for over 30 years. He is a senior underwriter at Western World Insurance Company in Franklin Lakes. He holds a degree in economics and business administration from William Paterson. From 1970 to 1972, he served in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of sergeant. John Patrick Hunter, 30, is a life-long resident of Waldwick. He attended Crescent Elementary School and graduated from Waldwick High School in 1997. He received a BS in marketing from Ramapo College 2001 and an MBA in finance from Ramapo College 2005. He has been a member of the Waldwick Zoning Board since 2008. Hunter is second vice president for the Ramapo College Alumni Board of Directors and a member of the Anisfield School of Business Advisory Board. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, and serves as an usher at The Church of the Nativity in Midland Park. He is also a member of the Bergen County Democratic Committee. Hunter is an avid golfer and classic car collector. He serves as a judge for the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Car Show. For over 11 years, he has been employed by Mercedes-Benz USA at the corporate headquarters in Montvale and at the factory owned dealership in Manhattan. He is currently the pre-owned sales manager for Mercedes Benz Manhattan. Franklin Jaegge has resided in Waldwick for 49 years, and has served on the Waldwick Fire Department for 47 of those years. Jaegge was fire chief in 1971, 1988, and 1989. In 1971, he was instrumental in organizing the Junior Fire Brigade, which was only the second such group formed in Bergen County. Jaegge has also served as Waldwick’s civil defense disaster coordinator, an office now associated with the local office of emergency management. The candidate served five years on the Waldwick Planning Board, and has served approximately six years on the zoning board, where he is currently a member. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy, now known as the Law & Public Safety Institute. Jaegge and his wife Paula, who is Waldwick’s borough clerk, have three daughters and five grandchildren. The candidate served on three Graduation Ball Committees, one for each of his daughters, and chaired the GradBall Committee in 1985. Now retired, Jaegge was general traffic manager for GEC Marconi for 35 years. King’s message honored “Freedom Stamps” created by the fifth grade students of the Waldwick Public Schools are on display at the Waldwick Library through Thursday, April 30. Under the supervision of enrichment teacher Jennifer Hoffman, the students of Crescent and Traphagen elementary schools designed the freedom stamps to honor the messages of peace and equality advocated by civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. Hours of operation are: Monday through Thursday 10-9 and Friday and Saturday 10-5. For more information call (201) 652-5104.