Candidates file to run for mayor, council in Tinton Falls election


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TINTON FALLS – Four candidates are seeking the four-year mayor’s office in Tinton Falls and five candidates are running for two four-year terms on the Borough Council in the Nov. 2 general election.

In municipalities that have a partisan political form of government, individuals seeking to run for office in November had to file a nominating petition in April and participate in a Republican primary election or a Democratic primary election in June to earn their party’s nomination.

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Tinton Falls has a nonpartisan form of municipal government and individuals had until Aug. 30 to file a nominating petition to secure a ballot position for the Nov. 2 election. The candidates will not run under the banner of a political party.

The term of mayor currently held by Vito Perillo will end on Dec. 31.

Four individuals have entered the race for mayor: Ellen Goldberg, Michael Miles, Brock Siebert, who is currently serving as a borough councilman, and Perillo, according to the clerk’s office.

The terms of Borough Council members John Manginelli and Siebert will end on Dec. 31.

Five individuals have entered the race for Borough Council: Dr. Lawrence Dobrin, Mitchell Kulberg, Julio Seda, Fatima Urcioli and Manginelli, according to the clerk’s office.

Manginelli and Dobrin are campaigning with Perillo; Kulberg is campaigning with Goldberg; and Seda and Urcioli are campaigning with Miles.

Miles is making his first bid for mayor. According to his biography, he has worked in the beverage industry and is a member of the Tinton Falls Neighborhood Watch.

Perillo has served as mayor since 2018. He was elected to office at the age of 92 and is seeking a second term.

Goldberg is making her first bid for mayor. She is a retired educator and a member of the Tinton Falls Environmental Commission.

Siebert has been a member of the Borough Council since 2018. He will leave his council seat in December. If he is elected mayor, he will serve Tinton Falls for another four years.

Manginelli was appointed to the Borough Council in 2016 to fill an open seat. In 2017, he was elected to a four-year term that began in January 2018 and will end in December.

Dobrin is making his first bid for a council seat. He is a dentist who operates a private practice in Roselle Park.

Kulberg is the chairman of the Tinton Falls Democratic Party. He is a former member of the Monmouth Regional High School District Board of Education.

Urcioli and Seda are making their first bids for council seats.

Seda has worked in information technology and is a member of the Tinton Falls Neighborhood Watch.

Urcioli is a project manager in the apparel and fashion industry, and works as an adjunct professor at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.

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