[PAID ADVERTISEMENT] This coming Tuesday, June 3rd (Erev Shavous) there is an important primary election for candidates to sit on the Lakewood Township Committee. This is the elected body that runs all municipal affairs in Lakewood.
There are two regular Republican candidates running on Column A who deserve our strong support in theterm Lakewood residents who have served our community in various ways for a long time. Both have been effective leaders working for the benefit of the community and deserve our support.
Steven Langert is an incumbent Township committeeman who has managed to reduce municipal spending while ensuring that the township delivers quality essential services. An outspoken person, he is not afraid to make the hard calls that are required of someone in elected office. He attended Hillel Day School in Deal for Elementary school, and then Adelphia Yeshiva for High School and he has lived in Lakewood for the past 35 years. He has close ties to the different communities of Lakewood who all respect him and he is also highly regarded in Ocean County among the elected County officials. He runs a mental health facility that is considered to be one of the best run facilities in the state. His wife, Sharon, is a noted baalas chesed who donated one of her kidneys two years ago to a frum person whom she did not know. They are the parents of five children and one grandchild.
Mike D’Elia is a longtime local businessman and volunteer who has served the Township in multiple capacities including being a prior committeeman and a linchpin in both Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management services. He loyally served on the municipals Lakewood Development Corporation for many years, is a member of the Fire Department for over 50 years, and is always on call for the Kehilla for fire and emergency services. He has many friends in our community, and is a soft-spoken person who treats everyone with the utmost respect.
The many Mosdos haChinuch and Chesed organizations in Lakewood have expressed their appreciation for these candidates and join us in
asking that all registered Republicans, Independents and non-declared voters take a few minutes to vote in this primary.
While we are aware that Tuesday may be a difficult day to go out and vote, it is important to the community that these candidates are elected in the primary to allow them to run November election. Please make sure to vote for both candidates in Column A.
The Lakewood Vaad and Rabbi Yisroel Schenkolewksi