John 'Goop' Mondelli Announced Write-In Candidacy For Township Council
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • 9:13am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lifelong Berkeley Heights resident John "Goop" Mondelli announced that he is running as a write-in candidate for a seat on the Township Council in the election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
In a press release, Mondelli stated that because most Berkeley Heights voters are Republican and unaffiliated vote Republican, Berkeley Heights elections have become a "foregone conclusion."
"Anyone has the right to run for public office. I feel any elected position should be treated with respect and dignity. I wish any candidate the best of luck," said Ed Delia, Republican candidate running for re-election.
Mondelli was quoted in a press release stating, "The reason I decided to run as a write-in candidate was because I want everyone in the community to know that I am obligated to just one group, not a political party or a political boss, but the voters and taxpayers of the township."
Mondelli's father was a police officer in Berkeley Heights for 25 years, "making a difference in the lives of everyone in this township", he would like to follow in his father's footsteps. Mondelli plans to reach out to the voters to address their concerns and provide them with the opportunity to get to know him.
Mondelli, as a write-in candidate, will be running against Republican candidates Tom Pirone and Ed Delia and Democrat candidate Stephen Yellin for two open seats on the Town Council. Click here for a summary of the recent candidates' debate between Pirone, Delia and Yellin.
Yellin welcomes any candidate putting themselves forward. "Berkeley Heights voters have chosen the best candidates for office time and again, regardless of Party affiliation, and I'm confident they will do so again in electing me to the Township Council. That's because my campaign is about making things better in Berkeley Heights than they are now - something Democrats, Republicans and Independents across Berkeley Heights can do by voting for me on November 5th," said Yellin.