FRANKLIN, NJ – Dawn Fantasia, of Franklin Borough, was unanimously selected by the council after a vacancy left by Mayor Nick Giordano. Giordano, a Republican councilman, resigned his council seat on January 1 to assume his position as mayor.
Dawn is a career educator and mother of three.
During Tuesday night’s council meeting of Jan. 12, Giordano read the following letter from Jan 9. from Republican Chairwoman Virginia “Ginnie” Littell prior to the council vote:
Dear Ms Hough:
The members of the Republican County Committee, representing Franklin Borough, met today to select three candidates to present to the Franklin Council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Nicholas Giordano. The names of these candidates are:
Sincerely, Virginia N. Littell Chairman
Councilman Gilbert Snyder nominated Fantasia, Councilman Bob Dabinett seconded followed by the rest of the council unanimously voting “yes.” Fantasia was immediately sworn in as the newest member of the Franklin Borough Council. The council allowed for a 10-minute recess so Councilwoman Fantasia could review the remainder of the council agenda.