James R. Spango for Mayor


  
Business Administrator & Deputy Chief. Dedicated Public Servant.
Effective Leader & Collaborator. Father.
  

My passion for Roseland is rooted in the Town’s extraordinary people and culture. 

Being a leader means different things to different people around the world, and different things in different situations. For example, it could relate to being a community leader, a political leader or religious leader, or a leader of campaigning groups. Leaders can come from so many different backgrounds or social classes and a leader can sprout up from any age. Yet, one thing most experts agree on is an effective leader is a person who does the following:

  • Creates a vision of the future.
  • Motivates and inspires people to engage with that vision.
  • Manages delivery of the vision.
  • Coaches and builds a team so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

Throughout my life as a public servant, father, husband, and friend, I have strived to follow these steps to try and improve the lives of the people I come across. Providing an effective and achievable vision of success is something so incredibly important to me, and throughout my career I have learned an effective way to achieve this goal.  I hope that I will be able to deliver that effective and achievable vision of success to the people of Roseland.

I first gained a passion for inspiring and helping others as a business administration student at Seton Hall University, where I was regularly surrounded by people who possessed many admirable qualities that fit the definition required for being an effective leader.

After finishing up my B.A., I continued my studies at Seton Hall School of Law and immediately jumped into the world of public service. From 2002 till 2004, I worked with special needs children in the West Orange Board of Education and helped on numerous County, State, and Federal initiatives.

Additionally in 2005, I started my now 13+ years at the Essex County Sheriff’s Office where I serve as Deputy Chief and Business Administrator. During my time managing for the sheriff’s office, I’ve created and overseen an annual budget of over $44,000,000 that for 8 years remained flat and resulted in no tax increase to the residents of Essex County. I’ve supervised numerous departments from labor relations and billing to risk management and purchasing.  I have also served as the official liaison of the sheriff’s office to the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Gaining this knowledge of being a public servant in our great county, has allowed me to successfully learn what is required to communicate with people, work on a team, and build partnerships based around trust. Furthermore, I discovered valuable ways to become a highly successful manager who not only shows openness and honesty but also a willingness to collaborate with others.

My passion for Roseland is rooted in the town’s extraordinary people and culture. My wife Dawn and I chose to live in this great borough because we wanted our daughters Brooklyn and Madison (both age 9) to experience what it’s like to live in a place that truly is a byproduct of its incredible citizens. I know that the vision of success for the borough that we yearn for hasn't been a collaborative effort, but I can guarantee you that through my platform of accountability, affordability, and strong ethics we will truly get Roseland back on track and never look back.

I am James Spango, candidate for Mayor of Roseland, and that is why I am running.


 
SUPPORT JAMES' CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR
No campaign can be successful without the support and help of our friends and residents who believe not only in us but in the power of building a better Roseland for all of our residents. 
You can support James by getting involved in or making any monetary contribution to his campaign.  

To get involved, please contact us at [email protected].

Any financial contribution is greatly appreciated.  To make monetary contribution, please make checks payable to James Spango for Mayor and mail them to

James Spango for Mayor
c/o James Spango
PO Box 464
Roseland, NJ 07068