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We all strive to be the very best that we can be. Whether it be in our home or our professional lives, there is always something that ...
Michael Bielen – “All In” for Westfield Board of Education
October 30, 2014
Dear Friends & Neighbors: During the years that my children attended McKinley School and now during their time at Edison Inter...
Final Thoughts Before the Election
October 30, 2014
I want to begin by saying that I will always remember the tremendous support I have received from my family, friends and all the peopl...
Good Communications Lead to Workable Budgets
October 28, 2014
My name is David Sexton and I’m running for the Westfield Board of Education. As a husband and a father and a homeowner, I&r...
Fiscal Responsibility and the Board of Education
October 22, 2014
I don’t think it was surprising that a fair amount of discussion at Candidates Night revolved around the budget. My discussions ...
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Family Science Night at Westfield High School. Sponsored by the Ed Fund of Westfield, Family...
Making Westfield Schools Great
October 20, 2014
My name is David Sexton and I’m running for the Westfield Board of Education. If you didn’t get a chance to attend las...
Mark Friedman: BOE Candidates Night Statements
October 16, 2014
If you were not able to attend the Candidates Night for the Board of Education, I have included below, my opening and closing statemen...
Safety and Our Children
October 14, 2014
Bullying. One of the more important issues that concerns me as a parent in this day and age is our children’s safety while t...
Keeping Pace with Change
October 6, 2014
My name is David Sexton and I’m running for the Westfield Board of Education. Teachers in two communities are in hot water t...
Where Do We Go From Here?
October 5, 2014
The PTC will be holding their annual Candidates night for the open positions on the Board of Education for Westfield. It will ta...
I have taken the opportunity over the past few weeks to sit down and talk with some of the administrators, former board members and te...
Westfield Board of Education: Bring Your Own Device to School
September 29, 2014
Over the past week, you’ve most likely heard a news story or read an article about Apple shipping the latest iteration of the iP...
Peggy (Margaret) Oster Seeks Seat on Westfield Board of Education
September 27, 2014
My name is Margaret Oster but most people know me as Peggy. I am a candidate for election to a seat on the Westfield Board of Educatio...
Michael Bielen: I'm Running for the Westfield Board of Education
September 23, 2014
(July 24, 2014) My name is Michael Bielen and I am running for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education in November. My wife Helen a...
Christopher Langhart: I'm Running for the Westfield Board of Education
September 12, 2014
My name is Christopher Langhart and I am a candidate for the Westfield Board of Education upcoming November election. My wif...
Funding Westfield’s Academic Excellence for the Future
September 9, 2014
It is an exciting time of the school year, as 6,250 Westfield students embark on a new year of learning. My children, Elizabeth and Ca...
Friedman Discusses School Budgeting
September 8, 2014
This past week, close to 6,300 students went back to Westfield schools for another year of learning. The summer was used as time for t...
Schools and Social Media - We Need Good Policies
August 29, 2014
You know what happens when a sports figure or an actor or a CEO posts something embarrassing to Facebook, or Twitter or any social med...
Re-Elect Mark Friedman for Westfield Board of Education
August 19, 2014
We have exactly 11 weeks to go before Election Day on November 4th and as a Westfield resident, you will have the opportunity to selec...
School Traffic Safety - We Can Do More
August 15, 2014
My name is David Sexton and I’m running for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education. Traffic safety around Westfield scho...
I'm running for the Westfield Board of Education
August 5, 2014
My name is David Sexton and I’m running for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education. One of the things I believe is that ...
Mayor Skibitsky: Proven Leadership
November 3, 2013
One of the reasons I entered public service is that, as a business executive, I am of the belief that all levels of government must re...
Councilman Loughlin's Second Term Plan
October 31, 2013
Four years ago, I promised the residents of Westfield’s Fourth Ward that I would work hard for you if you gave me the opportunit...
My Goals for Westfield
October 31, 2013
I began my campaign for mayor with an introductory letter outlining my goals. In weekly updates I expanded on these goals hoping to in...