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Carifi for Mayor Campaign Adds Ticketmates

Council Candidates Robert Peluso and Louis Valori have hitched their campaign to Carifi's effort.

Town Council member Paul Carifi Jr.. running for mayor, now has company in his bid for the top job at Town Hall.

Carifi for Mayor announced Thursday that Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert J. Peluso and retired Parsippany Police Sgt. Louis Valori, who launched their joint campaign for council last month, will join the challengers' ticket.

Carifi said he recently met with Peluso and Valori in Lake Parsippany to discuss their campaign platforms.

“Like many people in our community, our families mean everything to us, and it became clear to me that this year’s election is about Parsippany’s future," he said. "It’s about who is best prepared to face the challenges ahead to make Parsippany, said Carifi.

Peluso noted that the three found they had much in common and decided they can do more by working together.

“Collectively we found few things more enjoyable than working with our community through our combined 70 years of accomplishment in serving our community," he said.

Valori agreed.

“It is clear that our diversity in education, knowledge, and experience makes us a solid team to lead Parsippany,” he said.

In a joint statement, Carifi, Peluso and Valori said their focus will be to fix what is broken and improve what is good.

"We face some real challenges in our community," the statement read. "The cost of living is increasing and we are taking home less to cover the expenses that are mandated upon us through taxes. Traffic has been increasing, flooding issues have not been resolved and businesses are moving out at an alarming rate."

The ticket said it will focus on facing "the tough challenges" and working to ensure citizens' tax dollars are spent wisely.

The ticket will face off in the June 4 Republican primary against Mayor James Barberio, who so far is running unofficially with Milin Shah.

Vincent S. February 09, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Carol M. anyone who knows Mr. Carifi, Mr. Valori and Mr. Peluso know that they are fine, intelligent individuals who will work hard for this town. Look at yourself in the mirror can you honestly say that Barberio has done a good job, you can't, know one can except for his few cronies that hang out with him all the time at the Empire Diner. Can you really say that Barberio and his buddy Vinnie Ferrara are good for this town, just look at them. Carol, change is coming in June.
John Browning February 09, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Barberio is a RINO and should not get any conservative's votes.
diane holder February 09, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Mayor Barberio has disgraced the Republican party by running the town into the ground and furhtermore putting Milin Shah a former Democrat who ran a ticket against Mayor Barberio, Councilmen John Fox and Councilmen Mike dePerio unsuccessfully. This is also the same young man that supported Obama openly and worked against slandering our Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen. So all you elected officals in the 26 districts get very educated on the Mayors slate along with the Mayors poor tracking record. He is truly a poor choice for Parsippany and is not a true republican who suppost to support the Governors agenda!!
Jim February 09, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Dear patchitup1 You are crazy Whole Foods will not even bring in one hundred thousand dollars in revenue. Commercial properties bring in a lot less than residential properties. I wish people from both sides would only use true facts not made up crap and use your real name these fake names are pathetic and cowardly
John Browning February 09, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Barberio is also totally on board with Mayor Bloomberg with MAIG. He is no friend of ours.

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