Realtor Announces Run For Town Council
Planning board member Dan Weixeldorfer to run for second time
Mahwah realtor Dan Weixeldorfer announced Saturday that he will run for a position on Mahwah’s town council this November. The current Planning Board member announced his intent to run at a luncheon Saturday at which Mayor Bill Laforet announced his campaign for reelection.
Three seats on the council are up for election.
Weixeldorfer has served on the township’s Environmental Commission since 2011 and it’s Planning Board since January. Two years ago, he made an unsuccessful run for a seat on the council. “I didn’t run last year, because I working on behalf of Bill [Laforet’s] campaign,” Weixeldorfer said.
This year, Weixeldorfer said he “like[s] the direction the town is going in, and I want to be a part of that. I would like to get away from the politics, and bring the mentality of running the town like a business to the town council.” He said his platform will include “stabilization of the tax rate, and responsiveness to the people. I think council members are elected to be the voice of the people, and that didn’t happen with the Crossroads decision last year.”
Weixeldorfer has lived in Mahwah for 10 years with his wife Christine and two daughters, Lauren and Jennifer, both students at Pace University. He is the Re-Max broker of record, past president of the Passaic County Board of Realtors, six-year board member of the Ramapo Ridge II Condo Association and current president of the group.
Petitions for residents interested in running for the three town council positions up for election this year became available at the town clerk’s office last Friday. Weixeldorfer is the first council candidate to announce his intent to run, but has not yet handed in his petitions to the town clerk. Petitions must be filed by September in order for candidacies to be validated.