TOMMY DECATALDO for Borough Council
Why should residents vote for you?
My name is Tommy DeCataldo and I humbly ask the residents of our community to cast their vote for me in November.
I love living in New Providence and I believe I am the right choice for borough council because I bring a variety of perspectives that help me connect to a large populous of our residents.
On a personal level, I am a lifelong Union County resident and the father of three children. I am keenly aware of the issues impacting families and young parents in our community and I am a regular presence at my children’s schools and recreational activities. In our spare time, we are all over New Providence at the pool, community events, and cheering on the Pioneers.
On a professional level, I am a small business owner and well in-tune with the issues confronting local businesses. I am also an experienced matrimonial litigator and a certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. I am a graduate of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Trial Institute, and a longtime member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee. I am on the executive board of the City of Summit’s Bar Association, I chair the Essex County Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee and I am the President of the largest Family Law Inn of Court in New Jersey, providing educational programming to judges and lawyers from Union, Morris, Essex, Passaic, Bergen and Sussex Counties.
While I am well equipped to litigate a dispute when necessary, I am also adept at conflict resolution and regularly called upon to use my experience to serve as a mediator or settlement panelist. I completed negotiation training at Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Workshop and I volunteer as a “Blue Ribbon Settlement Panelist” in Union and Essex County to help settle the most difficult divorce cases in the counties before the cases go to trial.
As an attorney, whether it is a multi-million dollar transaction or a pro bono matter where I am donating my time, I spend every day of my professional life advocating for my clients’ interests, and I am truly eager to do so for the residents of our borough. I believe that my experience as a father in the borough, my education and professional background as a lawyer, my sincere compassion for the New Providence community make me a great choice for borough council. I hope to have your support in November!