Saddle Brook Dems Announce Ballot Replacement for Setticase
Joseph Camilleri, 52, will replace Councilman Joseph Setticase on the ballot for the upcoming November election.
Lifelong Saddle Brook resident Joseph Camilleri will replace Councilman Joseph Setticase as a Democratic township council candidate on this November's ballot, Democratic Municipal Chairman Omar Rodriguez announced Wednesday.
Camilleri, 52, has been an active township volunteer for more than a decade, serving as a youth sports coach in football, wrestling and baseball.
He issued a statement late Wednesday thanking Democratic Party leaders for giving him the opportunity to join the council race.
"As a life-long resident of Saddle Brook, I have fond memories of this wonderful town growing up," the statement reads. "I would love to be elected and move Saddle Brook in the right direction."
Camilleri, a unanimous selection of the County Committee, will replace the 16-year council veteran Setticase, who withdrew his name from the race on Tuesday, saying he wanted to take a break from politics to spend more time with his family.
Camilleri was unavaiable for comment Wednesday night, but Rodriguez said that, unlike Setticase, he is a strong supporter of eliminating health benefits for elected and appointed officials.