Amy Lefkowitz is one of four candidates for two seats on the Fair Lawn Council this year.
Lefkowitz, a Republican, is an attorney at a practice in Garfield and former clerk for Bergen County’s presiding family judge as well as a member of the Fair Lawn Planning Board.
Lefkowitz said she believed the majority of Fair Lawn residents were generally happy with the town, in part because of the many services offered, and she would like to review ways some services can be offered — like officials recently did with the minibus — in order to see if they could be performed in a more cost-effective way without taking anything away from residents or if spaces like the community center and Memorial Pool could be better utilized.
“We have so much to offer,” Leftowitz said. “I want to make sure my child gets to experience everything we have to offer and that she gets to experience the quality of this town.”
With that in mind, Lefkowitz also said she wanted to pursue shared services like the vehicle maintenance agreement with Fair Lawn Schools and other cost-savings measures where possible, while also looking to state legislators to change how shared service funding is counted under the mandated budget cap.
Regarding the budget, Lefkowitz also said she believed it was a good idea to maintain a surplus, as that would help keep taxes stable over time, saving more money for taxpayers in the longterm.
If elected, Lefkowitz said she would also continue the work of the current council to address local traffic and flooding issues by working with the county and state where needed.
“We want to change [traffic and flooding problems], we want to make people feel safer,” Lefkowitz said.
The election will be held Tuesday.