Republican Judy Tiedemann, running for the one-year unexpired term seat on the Parsippany Township Council, said she's ready to serve.
On Aug, 27, after winning her party's nomination, the candidate told Patch that she is running to "make this town a better place" and to maintain the GOP's exclusive hold on legislative decisionmaking in Parsippany.
She brings with her 15 years experience on the township's Board of Education, including six years as the school board's president.
"I come to you with no hidden agenda, only a strong desire to consensus build and represent you and the members of our wonderful... party," she said on Aug. 27.
She said her priority was to facilitate open discussion and encouraged people to use their voices at council meetings.
"Public disagreement is part of the process," Tiedemann said. "Agendas, egos and infighting must be checked at the door."
Tiedemann, who is supported by Mayor James Barberio and area GOP officials, said she will be a responsive council member committed to "conservative fiscal responsibility."
Tiedemann and her campaign did not respond to Patch's request to fill out a questionnaire outlining her primary issues and where she stood on them.