Editor's Note: Electoral Letters is a new feature that will be the home of press releases and letters from local politicians and relating to the upcoming elections. This entry comes from the East Windsor Democratic Municipal Committee. No one had filed to run in the 2011 township election by Wednesday afternoon.
East Windsor Democrats have endorsed newcomers Peter Yeager and John Zoller to run for Township Council along with Councilman Marc Lippman and Mayor Janice Mironov. Councilwoman Marsha Weinstein had announced that she enjoyed and valued her service but would not be seeking re-election this year.
Peter V. Yeager, a 14 year township resident, is a 12-year member of the East Windsor Planning Board and serves as vice president and treasurer of the non-profit open space organization, East Windsor Green Space, Inc. Yeager also is a soccer coach in the East Windsor Police Athletic League.
Yeager works as client relations Director in the Student and Teacher Assessment Division at the Educational Testing Services (ETS). Prior to this position, Yeager served ETS as manager, external relations in the Communications and Public Affairs Division and as public affairs manager, a position in which he focused on issues management and government relations.
Prior to joining ETS, Yeager had served as press secretary to U.S. Representative Rush Holt, as communications director for New Jersey Assemblywoman Barbara Buono and Assemblyman Peter Barnes, and as director of government and public affairs for the New Jersey Credit Union League.
From 1998 through 2006, Yeager served as an Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Navy Reserve. He received the Navy Commendation Medal for his active-duty service at the Navy’s Fifth Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Yeager earned his master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and his bachelor’s degree in political science, with Highest Honors, from Rutgers University’s Newark College of Arts and Science, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Yeager stated, "I am grateful to the Democratic Committee for their endorsement and honored to have been chosen to run. I look forward to getting out on the campaign trail and meeting as many East Windsor residents as possible."
He added, "If elected, I am excited to continue the good work that Mayor Mironov and council have done in areas such as increasing our open space and parks and recreation facilities, obtaining grants for roadway improvement projects, and working pro-actively to attract the business here in East Windsor to provide the goods and services we need. I know what a great place East Windsor is to live and raise a family and, if elected, will do everything I can to continue that tradition."
John H. Zoller, an East Windsor resident for over 25 years, has served as a member of the Township Planning Board since 2006, previously served on the Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and is a member of the East Windsor Municipal Green Team. He also serves on the Riviera at East Windsor Architectural Review Committee and Transition Team.
Zoller, since 1997 to the present, has worked as director of corporate compliance and inventory management for Shiseido America, located in East Windsor along with associated Davlyn Industries in Monroe. In that position, he manages production-planning function of multi-site cosmetics manufacturing and oversees regulatory and environmental corporate compliance.
Prior to joining Shiseido, Zoller worked as production planning supervisor for Permacel Corp in New Brunswick, manager of materials management for BASF Corp in Mt. Olive, and manager of production and inventory planning for Rheox, Division of NL Industries, in East Windsor, and has a history of employment in cosmetics manufacturing and inventory.
Zoller earned his master’s degree in business administration from Rider University and his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. He is an active member of the professional association APICS and has served as president, and has professional certifications in production and inventory management and integrated resource management.
Zoller stated, “I love living in East Windsor and would welcome the opportunity to serve the community as a member of council. I believe that my service on the Planning Board and my professional background would provide good background and experience to bring to this position.”
He added, “I particularly applaud and would look forward to continuing and building upon the work of the current township officials in the area of open space and environmental initiatives. I would work hard to respond to the needs of our residents.”
Mayor Janice Mironov, who is also is a member of and active in many local and state committees and organizations, stated, “I am excited to seek the support of our community once again to build upon our proud record of preserving open space and farmland, providing new parks and pathways and recreational opportunities, constructing a new senior center and expanded programs, undertaking many new roadways improvements and initiatives, and working to grow and support our local businesses. We have been proactive and highly successful in seeking to obtain grants and private sector support to fund major program and activities for East Windsor.”
She added, “We have a great and talented team running this year and I look forward to working with them.”
Council Member Marc Lippman, who has been involved many years in the community, stated, “I am honored to again receive the backing of our party and look forward to actively seeking the support of East Windsor citizens for our lengthy record of achievements, including increased recreational opportunities for young and older. We have endeavored to provide a highly professional style of government and a fiscally responsible approach in these challenging times.”
He added, “We have always worked hard to outreach to residents and respond to their needs, as well as to involve them in our government boards and committees and programs and would continue this important tradition. I would look forward to continuing to serve and to working with the new members of our ticket.”