Scott Klinder was elected Mayor by the Kenilworth Borough Council at their April 9th, 2014 public meeting. As Council President Klinder automatically became acting Mayor when Kathi Fiamingo resigned in April. Klinder was then voted on by the full council at their next public meeting. Former councilman Kevin Leary was also sworn in at the April 9th meeting to fulfill the reminder of Klinder’s term.
The mayor’s seat will be placed on the ballot of the 2014 General Election. The winner of the election will serve the remainder of Kathi Fiamingo’s term, which expires on December 31, 2015. Klinder has stated that he will not be seeking election. It is not known who will be seeking the Mayor’s seat. Candidates have until the first week of September to file with the county clerk.
Scott Klinder was born and raised in Kenilworth. He attended Harding Elementary School and David Brearley High School, and graduated from both. Later he attended Rutgers University and received a BA Degree.
Scott has been a homeowner in Kenilworth for almost twenty years. He has been a member of the NJ State Park Police for more than twenty years. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. Scott also volunteered with the Kenilworth Rescue Squad from 1999 through 2004.
He was elected to council in 2009 and has chaired the Health, Educaiton and Welfare Committees. He also manages the town’s Senior Citizen Handyman Program. Scott is also a member of the DPW and Police Committees.
Mayor Klinder and his wife Urszula have three children, Annabell age 10, Dylan age 3, and Allyson age 4 months.