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    Jasterzbski Wins Wayne Town Council!

    Courtesy of Jon “Ferris” Meredith

    On November 7, Republican Richard Jasterzbski won reelection to the Wayne Town Council. He received 990 votes, with Democrat Arlene Sullivan receiving 545 votes.

    The election of November 7 holds the majority of the United States elections. This includes election of the State Senate, General Assembly, County Commissioners, Board of Education, and Town Council.

    Wayne has two candidates for Town Council: Republican Richard Jasterzbski and Democratic Arlene Sullivan. Arlene was unable to attend the meeting, but Jasterzbski hasn’t lived in Wayne his entire life as he moved there in 1986.

    Jasterbski has been in the Wayne Town Council for nearly over 5 years and has won again in 2023. Though in 2017, the councilman was rigorously criticized for yelling obscenities at Susan Enderly, a candidate for his position. Link.

    But now, he claims to be ready to listen and respond to the public and their needs with an open mind. His previous involvement as a community volunteer started not long after moving to Wayne. In his response to Question 1: What will be your highest priority as a council member?¬† from the Candidate Forum, he said, “It doesn’t matter whether you’re one party or another party. I get back to everybody, I get the job done and I fight for the residents.”

    Wayne Hills High School student, Anjuli Mahajan, explained¬†her thoughts on the significant difference between town and presidential elections. “I think town elections don’t get as much votes because I don’t think people care for them as much for presidential elections. I mean, when you elect a president, it’s one person running the entire country. It’s important.”

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