John Moscatelli Announces Bid for Board of Commissioners
The 45-year-old chemical engineer is a newcomer to Haddonfield politics.
John A. Moscatelli announced today he is running for a seat on the Haddonfield Board of Commissioners, according to a news release.
He has lived in Haddonfield for six years and lives on Spruce Street with his wife, Dr. Beth Zigmund, and their two young daughters, Tess and Logan, a first-grader at Central School and preschooler at First Presbyterian Church, respectively.
He joins a growing list of candidates for the three seats on the borough Board of Commissioners. So far, six candidates have announced they are running. Other candidates include incumbent commissioners, Ed Borden and Jeff Kasko, and challengers Lee Albright, Ken Kouba and Neal Rochford.
Moscatelli, 45, a chemical engineer with a degree from Drexel University, has been a stay-at-home dad for four years. Previously he was a partner in an engineering consulting firm and served in key technical and management positions for major oil companies, including Shell and Sunoco, for almost two decades, according to the release.
Moscatelli played a role in the efforts of Haddonfield United to defeat the Bancroft referendum.
“The Haddonfield United experience showed me that we need full transparency and fiscal responsibility in our local government,” Moscatelli said. “We need a government that works in the interests of all of the citizens, rather than for special interests.
“Everybody in Haddonfield knows that the roads are in disrepair. Everybody knows our shade trees are dying and not being replaced. Everybody knows our water and sewer infrastructure needs attention. Everybody knows taxes are high and want to see them spent responsibly. Everybody knows it’s time to do something about these problems and that’s why I am running for commissioner,” Moscatelli said in a statement.
He is a registered independent, not affiliated with any political party or group.
“My only interest in being commissioner is to serve all the residents of Haddonfield," he said. "I want to ensure the borough government is open, accessible, and responsive to all residents.”
Moscatelli’s campaign is managed by Chris Schultz, and can be reached by email at Moscatelli2013@gmail.com.