Mahwah resident Steve Sbarra will be running for a spot on the township council this November, he confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
Sbarra, who has lived in Mahwah for the past 20 years, spent the majority of his over 30-year career working as an executive at FedEx, and in the human resources departments of banking companies like Wachovia. Last year, Sbarra said he “left the corporate world to become a small business owner.” He opened a Sports Cuts location in Wyckoff’s Boulder Run Shopping Center.
Sbarra made an unsuccessful run for one open town council seat last year, . He said he wants to run for a spot on the council this year for many of the same reasons he wanted to run last year.
“As I got more involved in town politics and attended many council meetings over the past few years, I decided that my experience in corporate management, human resources and now as a business owner, would add value to a council whose responsibilities are to provide checks and balances in regard to township matters,” Sbarra said.
Sbarra also said his long history of involvement in the township has given him the opportunity to key in on resident concerns. He was a 15-year volunteer with the Mahwah DARE Street Roller Hockey program, a founding member of the Mahwah Ice hockey Association, girls basketball coach and sports booster volunteer, and a United Way fundraiser.
Sbarra lives in Mahwah with his wife of 29 years, Barbara, and has three kids – Michael, Nicole and Lisa – who all graduated from , and two of the three went to .
The candidate will be running against four other residents – current council members and and and – for three seats on the council.
Election Day is November 6.