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Concerned Residents of Ridgewood endorses Knudsen, Sedon


Concerned Residents of Ridgewood endorses Knudsen, Sedon

The Concerned Residents of Ridgewood are thrilled to endorse Susan Knudsen and Michael Sedon for council. We are extremely confident that Susan and Michael are the best candidates.

Michael Sedon brings a different perspective that will serve Ridgewood well. He and his wife are raising three children in the village. They have a newborn as well as two children in grammar and middle school and want the best place for them to grow up. Michael was a reporter for The Ridgewood News for almost four years. He regularly attended, analyzed and provided coverage on council, planning board and municipal budget meetings and learned about the workings of Ridgewood government from an insiders’ perspective. After leaving The Ridgewood News, he continued attending council and planning board meetings as a citizen interested and invested in what happens to our community. He is in this for the long haul. Michael is concerned about overdevelopment, the budget, Ridgewood’s aging infrastructure, traffic and parking.

Susan comes in with corporate experience, volunteerism and community involvement. She and her husband have raised their three boys here for the last 15 years. Since 2011, Susan has served on the Ridgewood Zoning Board of Adjustment, voted vice chairwoman since 2012. She has a strong knowledge of land use issues in the village and is very passionate about helping Ridgewood move forward while preserving the quaint and special town that we all know and love. Susan Knudsen is intelligent and creative and will bring new ideas to the council. She is concerned about overdevelopment, the budget, lack of open space and parking issues in our town.

Each candidate has demonstrated a deep understanding of the serious issues facing our village. Each comes into this without a personal agenda and willing to be an independent advocate for the taxpayers of Ridgewood. They share a desire to bring our village forward while maintaining quality services, keeping taxes within reach and retaining the character and charm of our wonderful village.

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, May 13 and vote for these outstanding candidates, Susan Knudsen and Michael Sedon.

Pete McKenna


Concerned Residents of Ridgewood

6 thoughts on “Concerned Residents of Ridgewood endorses Knudsen, Sedon

  1. It doesn’t matter what group indorses Knudsen, Sedon The sports groups have a lot of members and parents on the other candidates side along with big money. Let not forget the GANG OF THREE working behind the scenes

  2. #1: Bingo. We can expect plenty of log rolling between the gang of three and the sports groups resulting in more turf and a significantly expanded field use policy in exchange for support on planning board issues. It’s really a matter of what kind of Ridgewood we want in the future

  3. We PSE&G will be happy with all the apartments and the glow of more field light and longer hours. I’m glad I have their stock. Thanks Boys.

  4. All true. Therefore, please urge your friends and neighbors to add their votes to the mix and make sure this does not happen. Last time one council seat turned on EIGHT votes. It may help to remind people of this when they say their vote won’t make a difference.

  5. Maybe you can help some of us who don’t know any of the 3.
    The blog can ask all three where they stand on:
    Pay/raises/benefits for the municipal employees. (hint-shift medical costs to employees)
    School budget increases (Hint-shift costs & increase class sizes)
    Valley: Yes, no, or agree to moderate size change
    CBD: Yes or no to changes with the new proposed developments
    How can you get some more ratables without increasing the tax burden
    How can you keep empty nesters, singles, and couples without children in town to subsidize those with school age children
    Etc etc.. so we can compare their answers to these and other questions…

  6. #5. You should ask Aronsohn about his position on doubling special Ed class sizes.

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