STATEMENT ON JUDGE’S RULING REGARDING BALLOT VACANCY CAUSED BY THE PASSING OF NORTH ARLINGTON MAYOR JOE BIANCHI:
“When Mayor Bianchi passed, it was important to temporarily suspend my campaign in deference to his family, friends and the residents of North Arlington.
Since his passing there has been a series of legal actions that I was not a party to.
It seems now those legal issues have been resolved and we welcome those directives by the court.
What is important now is that the remainder of this campaign be positive, respectful and informative so that voters can make the best choice as to which ticket best exemplifies the good character, judgment and memory of Mayor Bianchi.
My long tenure and public service of being a bipartisan problem solver who gets things done no matter who gets the credit is the kind of unique leadership we need at this moment, and at this time. I welcome my colleague Councilman Dan Pronti to the race and may the best man win.”
ABOUT COUNCILMAN MARK YAMPAGLIA:
Councilman Mark Yampaglia is a life-long resident of North Arlington and is married to his wife Shirley, who is a nurse. The Yampaglia‘s are parishioners of Queen of Peace Church.
A graduate of Queen of Peace elementary and North Arlington High School, Yampaglia played Varsity Baseball for the Vikings.
Yampaglia earned his BA & MA from FDU and his law degree from the Touro School of Law and has a private practice located in Rutherford.
The son of retired Municipal Judge Emil Yampaglia, Mark’s brother John is a member of the North Arlington Planning Board. Mark began his career as the Public Defender for the Borough.
Appointed to the North Arlington Mayor and Council twice by two different mayors, Yampaglia was elected to the Governing Body in 2005 and reelected in 2008, 2011 and 2016. He is the council’s Ranking Member.
A member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, Yampaglia has emphasized his efforts on stabilizing taxes, redevelopment and senior and recreation issues important to the community.
Yampaglia is running with former mayor and BCUA Commissioner Peter Massa and retired CFO Josie Papile, all three are college graduates with Yampaglia and Massa earning advanced degrees. Massa is a graduate of Queen of Peace HS and Papile a graduate of NAHS where she served as editor of the Viking Saga.
For more information, contact Democratic Chairman Nick Antonicello at (201) 937-4277 or visit us online at www.NAToday.net