Highland Park Election Overview – 2014

Highland Park residents this year are actively engaged in the electoral process with three candidates running for mayor and seven candidates running for three positions on the school board. Few have to be reminded to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The municipal and public education issues being debated will have a major impact on the community. A rundown of the contested offices and candidates is below.

In addition to the rundown, HPP asked the candidates running in contested elections two broad questions in order to give each candidate a forum to express his or her vision of serving the community. See the Candidate Responses in the Local News and Schools Sections (for Mayor click here and for School Boards here). There are also letters from the community in support of candidates appearing in the Letters to the Editor Section.  (Note: Order of presentation of candidates is alphabetical)

Highland Park Mayor: Special one-year term to fulfill former Mayor Minkoff’s term, expiring 1-1-16

  • Herbert Gross (Republican)
  • Gayle Brill Mittler (Democrat, Incumbent, appointed in June 2014)
  • Bruno Oriti (Independent)

Highland Park Borough Council (three seats, uncontested):

  • Josh Fine
  • Elsie Foster-Dublin (incumbent)
  • Phil George (Incumbent, appointed July 2014), Special term to fulfill the remaining year of Gayle Brill Mittler’s Council member term.  

Highland Park Board of Education (three seats, contested):

Slate: Support Our Schools HP

  •  Anne Gowen
  • Michelle McFadden-DiNicola
  • Rob Roslewicz

Slate: Unite HP

  •  Don Corr
  • Jordan Siegel
  • Ashley Wharton (Incumbent, appointed in March 2014)


  •  Michael Greenberg

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