South River, New Jersey, April 4, 2016 — At last week’s Committee Meeting, the South River Democratic Organization selected its candidates for 2016. After screening multiple potential candidates, the Committee chose Jack Alai and Julie Meira to run for the two available Council seats.
“Our slate this year is great,” said Tele Koukourdelis, Chairman of the South River Democratic Organization. “These candidates bring with them fresh ideas which will be extremely beneficial to South River. They truly embody what the Democratic Party has been striving for and will work hand in hand with sitting Councilmen Shawn Haussermann and Ryan Jones to do what is right for the residents of South River.”
Jack Alai is a lifelong resident of South River. As Vice Chair of the Economic Development Commission, he helped organize the inaugural Restaurant Week and pushed for ways to make the town more business-friendly. He’s a small business owner, a graduate of Rutgers University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and the father of two young children. He also serves as a coach for the South River Knights Pop Warner flag football program.
Julie Meira is a former member of the Library Board of Trustees and is also a lifelong resident of South River. She has been a member of the Cultural Arts and Heritage Committee and is a long time member of the Portuguese community’s LAPAC organization. She has two young children and is a coach for the South River Knights Pop Warner cheerleading program.
“We need a team committed to curbing spending and improving the quality of life for all our residents,” states Chairman Koukourdelis. “We’re confident Alai and Meira will be part of that team that makes South River a better place to live.”
About the South River Democrats
The South River Democratic Organization represents the core values of democracy to best serve the residents of our Borough. We are committed to the premise that local government exists to improve the quality of life in South River and provide the highest quality of local government services at the lowest possible taxpayer cost.