A fourth term? Why not? Another term is just what current mayor Andrew K. “Andy” Skibitsky is in search of when Westfield residents elect the next mayor on Tuesday.
At the University of Virginia, Michelle “Shelley” Brindle lettered in football.
“I was at UVA on a football scholarship,” Brindle said, laughing.
Brindle was one of three team managers. Recalling the experience of managing a Division I team, she said, “I’ve never really been intimidated by much.”
For 27 years, Brindle brought this attitude to HBO, where she was the first woman in the executive suite.
“I retired from HBO to pursue a chapter of service,” Brindle said. “I really wanted to leverage the experiences I had to build communities of growth and innovation for the public good.”
by Emily Finn, Sarah Fox, Haley Tomasso & Nathalie Tucker
With the upcoming mayoral and Town Council elections, the Hi’s Eye staff has conducted interviews with each candidate. In this compilation of interviews, candidates were asked the following questions: 1. What are your goals, and how would you like to make an impact on the town of Westfield? 2. What inspired you to run for Town Council? 3. What is something the residents of Westfield don’t know about you? Let’s check out their answers:
by Lindsay Freidenrich
Underneath the surface of a political campaign lies a ton of hard work and countless moving pieces. With this year’s mayoral race, candidates Ms. Shelley Brindle and Mayor Andy Skibitsky have been working with many high school interns on their respective campaigns, providing these teens with a unique, real-world experience.
by Chelsea Frisch & Madison Pena
“My parents talk a lot about politics and civic engagement, so it’s really exciting to get to start sharing my opinions and make a difference with my vote. I’m one of the interns on Shelley Brindle’s campaign; something that really drew me to her platform was her master plan and overall vision for downtown Westfield. I really think that Westfield needs the change that she is willing to bring.”
by Lucy Gretsky
After the election this upcoming Tuesday, either Democratic candidate Phil Murphy or Republican candidate Kim Guadagno will be replacing Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey.
With the election right around the corner, let’s take a look at the issues each candidates is focusing on:
by Danny Bracco