Councilwoman Blumenstock volunteers with the Garwood PTA, chairing several events for the group, and is a member of the Education Foundation of Garwood and the Garwood Lions Club. She is also Commissioner on the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. Councilwoman Blumenstock graduated Rutgers University with degrees in Political Science and Journalism as well as a teaching degree from William Paterson University. She raises her two daughters, ages 11 and 8, with her husband, Andy and has lived in Garwood for 10 years.
Councilman Lazarow is the 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair for the Westfield Education Association advocating for public education initiatives, and he also volunteers his time for the Education Foundation of Garwood as well as the Garwood Green Team. He is a 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Edison Intermediate School in Westfield, having graduated from The College of New Jersey in English secondary education and received his educational administration masters and post masters reading certification from Kean University. He has lived in Garwood with his husband, James, for 10 years.
Councilman Graham served on Garwood’s Board of Education for four years and is a
volunteer member of Garwood’s Green Team. He is a combat Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving aboard the USS Joseph Hewes and achieving the rank of Yeoman 2nd Class. Having graduated from Raritan Valley Community College with a degree in Computer Science, Councilman Graham retired from a 27-year career in the HVAC industry where he later ran his own business headquartered in Garwood. He currently serves as a substitute teacher at Lincoln School and has lived in Garwood for 30 years with his wife, Julie.