Democratic Mayoral Candidate David Haas Hits the Campaign Trail
Haas kicks off campaign with Starbucks visit at 12:45 p.m. today.
After announcing last week that he will challenge Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitksy for his seat this November, Third Ward Councilman David Haas kicks off his campaign today with a "listening tour."
“Westfield is a great town, but it can be better. I want to start my campaign by listening to residents and hearing their concerns,” said Haas in a statement emailed to Patch.
Haas' stops are as follows:
12:45 p.m. Starbucks, Central Ave., followed by a walk through of downtown Westfield.
2:30 p.m. Sunrise Assisted Living Center, 240 Springfield Ave., meet with seniors, including Felix Haas, Dave’s father.
3:30 p.m. Meeting with Young Democrats, Haas home, Shackamaxon Drive.
First elected in 2005 and reelected in 2009, Haas is the council's lone Democrat and a former member of both the Board of Adjustment and the Planning Board. In recent months, Haas, a father of two, has urged Skibitsky to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Skibitsky announced in February that he will buck tradition and seek a third term.