At popular local hangout, Yo Addiction!, the Springfield Republican Committee Chairman Harold Poltrock and Township Committeeman Ziad Andrew Shehady announced the Township Committee candidates for the 2013 election. Former Deputy Mayor Jerry Fernandez and Board of Adjustment member Diane Stampoulos accepted the nomination of the party and will be running for election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Jerry and Diane are both successful entrepreneurs and have valuable business experience. They have extensive ties to the community and a history of local involvement. At the event, Committeeman Shehady told supporters that they would be handing in the nominating petitions in advance of the April 1st deadline. He added they were going to prepare for this election unlike any previous year and that they were going to start the campaign early and aggressively. A kick-off fundraiser is being planned and details are forthcoming.