Submitted by: Glen Rock Democratic Organization
Glen Rock Borough Council candidates Kristine Morieko and Mary Barchetto were part of the “blue wave” of newly elected and re-elected candidates at various levels of government that were sworn into office January 2nd. Morieko was running as an incumbent and retained her current seat, while this is Barchetto’s first elected position. Both were sworn in to their positions at an open Borough Council meeting as family, friends, and borough residents looked on. Morieko was also selected by the council to retain her position as Council President.
Members of the Glen Rock Democratic Organization celebrate election returns from around the country.
Morieko expects Barchetto to be an asset to the council and to the town, “I need to thank Mary for stepping up and seeking election. She has proven to me her ability to multi-task and take on every opportunity to learn. It is a significant investment of time and energy and we are so lucky to have her on the dais in January.”
Though running unopposed, Morieko and Barchetto spent many hours meeting with and listening to constituents in order to hit the ground running in January.
“Through our events and canvassing, I really got to know residents of Glen Rock even better,” said Council Member Barchetto. “Of equal importance, Kristine and I were able to gather valuable information though these conversations. I look forward to being able to make well-informed decisions on behalf of our residents right from the start in January.”
Council members Kristine Morieko, center, and Mary Barchetto, right, canvassing with US Congressman Josh Gottheimer, left, who was also re-elected November 6th.
Barchetto went on to say, “Kristine and I are overwhelmed by the show of support from the voters of Glen Rock. I am thrilled to represent this community and I thank the residents for the opportunity to serve this wonderful community.”
Council President Morieko also wanted to express her gratitude to the community for their support. “Thank you Glen Rock for allowing me to continue my service to the Borough. I was grateful to run unopposed so I could focus on my work on the council while hosting and attending events. This community never ceases to amaze me and your ideas and opinions will carry forward with me. My family tree dates back to our community in 1920 and I have such love and respect for our Borough. Being born and raised here sets my priorities with a nod to the past and my focus on the future of our amazing town.”
NJ State Assemblymember Chris Tully, NJ State Senator, Mary Barchetto, Kristine Morieko, and NJ State Assemblymember Lisa Swain after Barchetto and Morieko are sworn in.