Amy Lefkowitz, Republican For Fair Lawn Council

Four candidates are seeking two seats on the Fair Lawn Council this year.

Amy Lefkowitz. Photo submitted.
Amy Lefkowitz. Photo submitted.

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.

Ed Rooney November 04, 2013 at 06:42 AM
I heard she is actually a Democrat.
jim November 04, 2013 at 09:09 AM
ed they are all democrats. they think the tax payers should pay for entertainment and provide the well connected residents with high paying cushy jobs. its funny even the democrats are more conservative than our local "republicans". at least they have suggested looking into some of the responsibilities of our borough employees and seeing where we can save some money. i bring my kids to the community center and i see a ton of employees just sitting around. when there's volleyball or classes the participants set everything up while they paid employees watch youtube videos. we have numerous park employees just collecting checks while are parks arent even well maintained. numerous road workers yet the roads in FL are awful. its about time we start getting what we pay for or stop paying so much
Pete Sake November 04, 2013 at 11:27 AM
EVERYONE WHO VOTES TOMORROW SHOULD READ THIS: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/01/leydi-mendoza-soldier-dep_n_274023.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/nyregion/01guard.html?pagewanted=all Lefkowitz is a disgrace and I cannot believe that the mayor, Mr Fair Lawn, is supporting her!
BellairBerdan November 04, 2013 at 12:12 PM
You've taken some interesting cases Ms Lefkowitz. Makes one wonder what you'd be willing to do to Fair Lawn in order to further your career.
Mei Wan Sum November 06, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Go Amy!!! You rock!! Cutrone got dumped by her own party! Bwahahahahaha


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