FLORHAM PARK — Florham Park Councilman, Charles A. Germershausen, is a Republican candidate for Mayor in the upcoming primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 4.
June 4 will be a day in which you have a choice between two Republican candidates for Mayor of Florham Park. Germershausen is one of those candidates.
Germershausen worked for the seniors in Florham Park for over 17 years. He also worked tirelessly to obtain funds to begin construction of the new Senior Drop In Center located behind Borough Hall.
Ms. Judy Beecher, former Borough Clerk and Councilwoman, has continuously praised him for his work with this endeavor. In addition to his dedication to the new Senior Drop In Center, an another goal is to build senior housing for seniors in town who find it burdensome to continue to maintain their own homes. If I am elected Mayor, then senior housing will be a top priority with spearheading initiatives for the creation of cost saving seniors who wish to remain in their own homes.
Charles has dedicated his life to Florham Park and the residents. He was devoted 38 years as a volunteer on the Florham Park First Aid Squad (now retired). He also is serving his 17th year as a Florham Park Councilman and previously served as Council President for a period of three years. Moreover, he currently is the only Veteran serving on our Town Council. Germershausen proudly served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S Basilone DD-824. His uncle, a fellow service man, Charles “Carl” Germershausen entered the Army at the age of 17 during World War II and was killed in action in April 1945. Many of you may know the land on Brooklake Road (by E. Madison Avenue) which is dedicated to him. The family has former Mayor Barbara Doyle to thank for her influential role in the land dedication.
Florham Park is the only town Germershausen has ever known. His family has inhabited the town since 1925, when his grandfather built his house on Brooklake Road. He inherited his love of volunteering from his family. His grandfather Fred Germershausen Sr., was honored for 50 years of service to the fire department of Chatham Borough in 1970. His grandfather was also a fireman for Company #2 of Florham Park while his father Fred Germershausen, Jr. was an exempt fireman of Company #1 of Florham Park. His son, Thomas, was a member of Florham Park Company #1 for three years. Unfortunately, his time in the Company ended when his career commitments took precedence.
He would be remiss if he did not mention the influence his mother has had on his life. Charles mother’s parents were both born and raised in Ireland and both played a major role in his upbringing.
Charles has been a parishioner of Holy Family Church since 1953. He graduated from Holy Family School in 1967 and Hanover Park High School in 1971. Charles and his wife was blessed with two sons, Thomas, our youngest whom was previously mentioned and their eldest, Charles. Both of their sons attended Holy Family School, Seton Hall Prep, and Seton Hall University. The Germershausen family has these schools to thank for the exemplary education their children received. Charles is proud to say that his son Charles is now Federal Postal Inspector while his son Thomas, is a Special Agent with the Department of Housing Finance Agency.
Charles has dedicated his life to Florham Park and all of his fellow residents. At this point in my life he feels he is ready to serve as its Mayor. Charles need your support.
On June 4, 2019, he asks that you please vote for him, Charles A. Germershausen, as your next Mayor of Florham Park. Vote Column 1, Line 16.