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.