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Woodland Park Councilwoman Tina Gatti. (Photo: West Paterson Democrats.)

When Tina Gatti first won a council seat, Woodland Park was called West Paterson

Veteran local official will seek 8th — and last — term

By David Wildstein, April 05 2021 1:51 pm

Woodland Park Councilwoman Tina Gatti today filed for her eighth term and says that this will be her last.

Gatti was first elected in 2000 – when the borough was still called West Paterson — and has been re-elected by wide margins six times.

She has said this will be her final term in local government.  If she wins re-election, Gatti will retire in 2024.

“Tina is the most fiscally conservative individual I have ever served with.  She watches every dollar being spent from the municipal treasury,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark.  “She works hard to ensure our seniors are cared for, our kids have great recreational spaces, and she is a true steward of the taxpayers money,”

Gatti will run with two other incumbents who have served with her for the last nine years: Council President Vincent DeCesare and Councilwoman Tracy Kallert.

“I’m proud of all we have done for West Paterson/Woodland Park,” said Gatti.  “We’ve made a lot of improvements and we work closely with Mayor Kazmark to secure grants for projects so we aren’t burdening taxpayers – especially our seniors.”

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