Woodland Park NJ Borough Council Democrats will no longer run

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WOODLAND PARK — By January, the borough council will have at least three new faces, with all three incumbents opting out of running.

So far, three candidates, all Democrats, have run: Michael Sica, Christine Tiseo and Sam Yodice Jr. are running on Team Kazmark, with support from Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark.

“We are proud to support three new candidates with different backgrounds and experiences who are all ready to make things happen!” said Democrats City Chairwoman Ruth Patterson.

They could face challengers if other Democrats decide to enter the June primary, or if Republicans file petitions seeking council seats.

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According to the New Jersey Division of Elections, candidates must file by April 4 to be on the June primary ballot.

In 2021, no Republicans ran locally. All three Democratic candidates successfully ran for other positions.

Keith Kazmark, left, with Woodland Park council candidates Christine Tiseo, Michael Sico and Sam Yodice.

Sica is the president of the Four Seasons at Great Notch Homeowners Association, one of the largest associations in the borough. He is a member of the Pascack Valley Regional Flood Control Board and local Emergency Management Office and is involved in the public library.

Tiseo is the Chair of the Woodland Park Board of Education, an Army veteran, and a mother involved in numerous community programs and organizations.

Yodice serves on the Passaic Valley Regional Board of Education, is a past president of the Boys’ & Girls’ Club, chaired the new Recreation Advisory Board, and has volunteered in city sports and activities.

“It’s a first rate ticket.” Kazmark said. “Their collective personal, professional and civic experience will benefit everyone.

Kazmark also saluted outgoing board members Gary Holloway, Rita Pascrell and Joseph Spinelli.

“These three people represent the best of public servants. They will certainly be missed,” he said.

Matt Fagan is a local reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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