Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • June 10, 2009 Area Registered Democrats and Republicans went to the polls last week to endorse their parties’ candidates for the local governing bodies. The winners will appear on the general election ballot this November. Allendale Allendale’s incumbent Republican Council Members Jim Strauch and Elizabeth White received 304 ballots and 302 ballots, respectively. Strauch operates an environmental window company. White joined Mayor Vince Barra and Councilman Robert Schoepflin in the struggle to prevent the development of Orchard Commons after Strauch started a campaign to raise funds by private donations. Ho-Ho-Kus Republican incumbents Kevin Crossley and Doug Troast received 221 ballots and 223 ballots, respectively. Crossley has been a council member since 2002. He is managing partner and chief operating officer of Club Agency Insurance Brokerage, LLC, in Garden City, New York. He is past president of the Tri-County Independent Insurance Agents Association of Nassau, Queens, and Kings counties. He has served on the Safeco Insurance Advisory Council and the Nominating Committee for the board of directors of AAA New York, Inc., and has chaired fundraisers for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Crossley serves the Ho-Ho-Kus Council as finance chairman, insurance liaison for the borough, commissioner of the ambulance corps, and deputy police commissioner. He has served as council president, deputy commissioner of the Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Fire Department, and president of the Ho-Ho-Kus/Saddle River Athletic Association. He recently served on the Solid Waste Contract Committee and participated in the PBA contract negotiations. Troast joined the council in 2000. He also served three years on the borough’s zoning board. He is chief executive officer of the John Troast Group, a construction and real estate development company. He served on former Governor Whitman’s Property Tax Commission and as a trustee of the New Jersey Organization for a Better State. He and his wife, Joanie, have three children. They are members of Saint Gabriel’s Church. Saddle River Incumbent Saddle River Councilman John E. Murray received 286 votes and newcomer Bruce E. Walenczyk received 271 ballots from the borough’s Republican voters. No Democrats filed for this year’s primary. Council candidates receive votes of approval in primary Upper Saddle River Republicans Vincent Durante and Dr. Joanne Florio received 345 ballots and 332 ballots, respectively. Durante, who was recently named to Barbara Ripston’s unexpired term, has over 25 years of professional and managerial experience in pharmaceutical, health, and beauty products. He served on the local board of health and as a basketball coach for the recreation department. Dr. Florio has been a practicing chiropractor and nutritionist since 1988. She is president/treasurer of Deer Creek Valley, Inc. and contributes to the sales and distribution of vitamin supplements and organically grown products. She is a member of the board of health and is president of Saddle River Valley Junior Woman’s Club. Waldwick Republican council incumbents Anita Bozzo and Charles Farricker were endorsed with 294 ballots and 285 ballots, respectively. Democrats Franklin Jaegge and John Patrick Hunter, each of whom received 84 ballots, will challenge the incumbents in November. Bozzo, a two-term councilwoman and chair of the Finance Committee, has been a Waldwick resident since 1990. Her activities have included: treasurer at Rainbow Corners Nursery School, group facilitator for the mother/ infant classes at the Red Cross, 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, and president of the Waldwick Newcomers Club. The councilwoman is a reading teacher in Paterson. Prior to that, she worked in the financial services industry for 20 years for major brokerage and insurance companies. She graduated from Manhattan College, and obtained her master’s in reading from William Paterson University. Farricker moved to Waldwick in 1985. He has served on the council since 2006. He is 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. He 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. He holds a degree in economics and business administration from William Paterson. From 1970 to 1972, he served in the U.S. Army. Hunter, 30, is a life-long resident of Waldwick. He 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. He 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. He is the pre-owned sales manager for Mercedes Benz Manhattan. Jaegge has resided in Waldwick for 49 years, and has served on the Waldwick Fire Department for 47 of those years, including service as chief. In 1971, he was instrumental in organizing the Junior Fire Brigade. Jaegge has also been Waldwick’s civil defense disaster coordinator. He served five years on the Waldwick Planning Board, and another six years on the zoning board, where he is currently a member. Jaegge and his wife Paula, who is Waldwick’s borough clerk, have three daughters and five grandchildren. 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