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Fair Lawn Republicans Announce 2013 Borough Council Nominees

Dan Dunay and Amy Lefkowitz will run on the Republican ticket for borough council in 2013.

The Fair Lawn Republican Club's hopes for retaining a council majority in 2014 officially rest on Dan Dunay and Amy Lefkowitz.

The organization announced Thursday that its members had chosen the two young Republicans as their 2013 borough council nominees. Dunay and Lefkowitz will run in lieu of Deputy Mayors Jeanne Baratta and Ed Trawinski, who intend to retire from public office after their terms expire at the end of the year.

Dunay, a third generation Fair Lawn resident and principal at New York financial services firm Centerview Partners, said he was honored to receive the group's endorsement.

"It means so much to me that we work together to keep Fair Lawn strong," Dunay said in a statement. "I want to do whatever I can to help Fair Lawn and its residents thrive.”

Lefkowitz, an attorney who lives in town with her husband, Tom, and their young daughter, Hannah, said she was excited about the opportunity to shape Fair Lawn's future.

"I have a young family," Lefkowitz said in a statement, "so it’s critical that we protect Fair Lawn for years to come."

If elected, both nominees are committed to reelecting John Cosgrove as mayor and upholding his principles of limiting taxes, maintaining Fair Lawn's amenities, supporting local community, volunteer and religious organizations, and listening to resident concerns.

“I am delighted that Dan and Amy have agreed to run for Borough Council," Cosgrove said in a statement. "They are both extremely qualified candidates who will bring critical skills and perspectives to the Council. I need Dan and Amy to help me continue providing strong, responsible leadership for Fair Lawn.”

The Fair Lawn Democrats have yet to announce their nominees for the 2013 election.

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negative nancys February 26, 2013 at 02:46 PM
"Harvard Liberal who is a Principal at Centerview Partners a Wall St merger and acquisition company." tax payer first, you say these things like it is a bad thing. is it bad thing to go to a great school and then work for a successful company? i went to high school w/ dan and although we werent great friends it was easy to tell how hard he worked to get into harvard. you make it sound like going to one of the most prestigious school in the world is a bad thing. he now has a good job, is that a problem to you? would he be more suited for council if he went to community college and worked for the town? accomplishments like graduating from harvard and getting a good job are things to be proud of. i hope if you have children you dont encourage them to not set their goals high on college or career goals.
class act February 26, 2013 at 04:17 PM
deleted your acting like going to harvard and getting a good job after is a bad thing. if you have kids i hope you dont tell them not to set their goals high, like going to one of the most prestigious schools in the world and getting a good job after.
Peaches February 26, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Dan should be proud of his accomplishments. He is like a local Mitt Romney, a typical RINO, just not as prolific in making money. He even gave money to Mitt's campaign. I am going to hold my nose and vote for these two in November, only because I suspect the Democrats will be nominating people who are more extreme and more liberal. I for one think its more important to teach kids values than the value of things. This way when they grow up, they understand not everything gets a price tag, not everything is for sale.
Ebba Wiselius February 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Yes, please explain to me the fault in overachieving.
Deleted because of harassment March 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Let me make it clear - I know Dan and have no idea why someone is implying with this name in a post to claim I have a problem with his education, or with him. This is also the one and only screen name I use here, and have made it clear to anyone offline who asks me what name I use here. I have no idea who I will vote for in this election since I don't yet know who else is running and don't belong to either party. Sure is politics as normal for Fair Lawn, tho, to see where the mud is being tossed and by whom. And, knowing what I resently figured out about the personas, expect it to get even nastier. If as much effort went to improving the community as is spent on the biennial manure tossing from both sides, we'd be living in a better place - but I am not holding my breath.

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