Matthew P. Anesh  

    Elected Mayor in 2010, Matt is 46 years old and has lived in South Plainfield all his life. Mayor Anesh is married with twin sons.  He was elected Councilman in 2005 and 2009 where he served as the Council liaison to the Department of Public Works and later Public Safety. He served as Council President in 2010.  He attended Sacred Heart School, South Plainfield High School and graduated in 1995 from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science in Economics. He is a Vice President with a Fortune 100 Financial Services Company in NYC. 

     Matt is a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, a South Plainfield Junior Baseball coach, CERT member and a member of the Planning Board. Mayor Anesh served on the Public Celebrations Committee from 2005 through 2010. Mayor Anesh was inducted into the South Plainfield Hall of Fame in 2011.  He is a graduate of the South Plainfield High School class of 1990

Robert Bengivenga, Jr.    

     Rob is currently serving his fourth term as councilman and

serves as Council President. First elected Councilman in 2005, 

Rob then had the honor of serving as Council President in 2008.

He was then elected in 2009 to a second term and reelected in

2012 & 2015.  Rob is 36 years old and a lifelong resident of 

South Plainfield. 

     Rob and his wife Priscilla reside on South Plainfield Ave. He attended Sacred Heart School, The Wardlaw-Hartridge  School  

and graduated in 2004 from The  University of Scranton with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. He is presently employed by

an  Environmental company. 

     Rob is a member of the Sons of the American Legion Chaumont Post 243, UNICO National and the South Plainfield Elks. 

     Council President Bengivenga chairs the Administration,

Finance & Public Information committee and also sits as a

member of the Public Safety, Shared Services & Public Works committees.

Joseph C. Wolak 

     Councilman Wolak was elected in 2015. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Kean University in 1983 in Accounting and Computer Science and has completed Graduate work for his MBA from Marywood University in Scranton PA. Joe has worked in Healthcare Finance for over 30 years and is currently the Finance Manager at the School of Engineering of a local University. 

     He was a Planning Board member for four years, a former South Plainfield Junior Baseball Coach and South Plainfield Recreation Soccer Coach. Joe is a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. 

     Joe is originally from Linden NJ and has lived on Norway Lane for the last 20 years with his wife Stephanie, and their three children -  Jennifer, Katelyn, and Samuel. He is a proud Grandfather to Ava Marie. Joe is the Police, Fire and EMS Commissioner, chairs the Public Safety Committee and is a Committee Member of Administration, Finance, and Public Information. Joe is also a Recreation Committee member.

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