North Arlington Democrats United for the Big Win!
NORTH ARLINGTON – They have known each other for a long time.
They were council colleagues for seven years.
They successfully ran together as running-mates in 2005, 2008 and 2011.
They both are committed to door to door campaigning as a fundamental tenet
of winning elections.
This year Bergen County Freeholder Steve Tanelli, a Third Street homeowner,
former acting mayor and council president will lead the ticket and Democrats
to a sweep of the local elections according to Democratic Municipal Chair
“Steve’s presence on the ballot is critical to keeping voters in the
Democratic column. He has vast crossover support and we’re honored to have
his assistance and support,” noted the local Democratic leader who helped
recruit Tanelli as a candidate for the council some 14 years ago.
“At the time Steve was heading up the Recreation Department and he did an
amazing job of putting together Movie Nights down at Rip Collins Field where
hundreds of kids and their parents would attend. It was obvious to me he was
a people person and would make a great candidate. Russ Pitman said he was a
go-getter and he was right,” offered Antonicello.
Fast forward to 2018 and Freeholder Tanelli is now seeking a record third
term after two previous landslide victories where he was the top
Tanelli is only the second North Arlington resident to serve on the Board of
Freeholders and just the fourth to be elected to a county-wide office.
Tanelli’s time on the board has centered on delivering fiscally responsive
budgets while making major upgrades to the Bergen County Park system with an
emphasis on Riverside County Park.
It was Tanelli who with the support of former Mayor Pete Massa that baseball
diamonds were upgraded and softball fields reconstructed along with a
permanent home for Queen of Peace High School football with a
“Steve was very responsive to the needs of our youth and recreational
improvements on his watch. It was a pleasure working with him as mayor and I
look forward to working with him again as a councilman, offered council
candidate Pete Massa, a commissioner with Bergen County Utilities Authority
Yampaglia called the appearance of Freeholder Tanelli back on the ballot
with him “a positive Democratic lead-in for our local ticket.”
“We have specific local goals and objectives in the race such as installing
a bike and running path along the Passaic River and I’ll work very closely
with Steve to make that a reality should we be fortunate enough to win,”
said Yampaglia, a life-long resident and graduate of NAHS.
“Elections like governance are a team effort, to keep good things happening
in North Arlington, we need a strong relationship with our county partners
like Steve and the entire freeholder board as well as County Executive Jim
Tedesco. We also have a new assembly member in Clinton Calabrese and we’re
committed to ensuring his victory as well here in North Arlington,” said
“This ticket begins with Steve and ends with myself, Pete and Josie Papile.
I’m proud to run with a group of individuals that are experienced,
educationally qualified and ready to hit the ground running come January
1st, 2019. We can do great things by being unified and working together for
the common good of North Arlington and that’s my goal as our next mayor,
For more information on the campaign, contact Yampaglia at (201) 602-2612.