I am running for the position of mayor in the City of South Amboy for several important reasons and believe that you should strongly consider voting for me. I want to work with as many people as possible to move South Amboy forward.
For too long our city has failed to grow economically. As a result, South Amboy remains locked in a deep sleep— only dreaming of what it could become, which is one of the state's top municipalities. South Amboy can be improved, but we need tangible solutions for proper redevelopment that will benefit every resident and visitor.
Taxes are too high for what our citizens receive in return. I want to provide residents with a transparent picture that shows where their hard-earned tax dollars are spent, and where their taxes should be going. Property taxes need to be held in check.
Another concern of mine is the opioid/heroin drug epidemic that is sweeping throughout communities across the country, NJ and Middlesex County. South Amboy is no exception. Three years ago I ran to become county sheriff where I began speaking about this drug problem. I spoke with parents, former and existing addicts, health professionals, educators, counselors, and those in law enforcement. Many said that they felt not enough help was available. Unfortunately, many still feel this way.
Please feel free to reach out to me to share any and all concerns you have about South Amboy’s present and future. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me on Facebook at Peter Pisar for South Amboy Mayor.
South Amboy has unlimited potential to be a thriving community, which includes opportunities for new and existing businesses.
We need to be innovative in our thinking and work together to find real solutions and not just point out real problems.
Community involvement is the fabric that makes up any municipality and service is at the core of any involvement program. In addition, every resident has a voice which counts and I want this election to be a true commentary on why many voices are stronger than one single voice. Our leaders need to engage in a transparent discourse with the voters who have entrusted them to govern their municipality.
SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - Peter Pisar, the Republican Candidate for South Amboy Mayor and a retired Middlesex County Sheriff's Officer, gave the keynote address at the Middlesex County Republican Women's Club Blue Lives Matter panel discussion on September 11, 2018. The event, which was held at the East Brunswick Library, addressed the county’s rampant opioid and heroin problem, how law enforcement personnel are addressing the issue and what police, citizens, recovery experts, and elected officials can all do together to try to end the crisis.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 49,000 people died of opioid and heroin drug overdose deaths in 2017. In New Jersey, more than 1,900 people died of opioid and heroin drug overdoses in 2016.
Joined by Peter on the panel were Jose “Tony” Martinez, a retired law enforcement professional with 30 years federal and local level experience, Dave Sabo, a retired member of the New Brunswick Police Department, and Joseph Lakatos, a drug recovery specialist who has, himself, been in recovery for decades. All four individuals provided attendees with information about the drug problem from their own unique perspectives and led the discussion that addressed what anti-drug measures are working at the federal, state, county, and local levels— and which are not. The panel also talked about the many challenges law enforcement personnel face in their day-to-day efforts in responding to the drug problem.
Peter also discussed The Pisar Plan, his own unique five-point strategy that he created several years ago which he developed in an effort to address the increasing opioid and heroin problem that has skyrocketed in Middlesex County over the past several years.
Peter, who has since shared The Pisar Plan with local, county and state officials, provided examples during his remarks of how his ideas can provide law enforcement personnel and government stakeholders with tangible strategies that may help stop the out-of-control drug problem. Some of his points included: law enforcement components, drug recovery perspectives, education awareness, and inter-agency coordination.
(please download a copy of Peter’s Blue Lives Matter remarks immediately below).
Peter “Pedro” Pisar grew up in South Plainfield and has served his nation and the people of Middlesex County for decades.
He has handled a multitude of significant duties as a member of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and helped guide various businesses to meaningful success through his hard work, common sense and innovative ideas. Peter is a proven leader and remains guided in part by the principles of honesty, strength, and compassion.
Like all members of law enforcement, Peter risked his own life each and every day to help apprehend violators of the law and protect the public. He played many important roles with the sheriff’s office, working on the Criminal Investigation Unit, Statewide Offender Apprehension Task Force, and Criminal Identification Unit. As a member of the United States Armed Forces, Peter proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. Army’s 260th Military Police Division /Ammo Division. He is fluent in Spanish, Ukrainian and Polish.
In 2016, Peter literally “walked the walk and talked the talk,” as he canvassed Middlesex County during his campaign to become county sheriff, promoting The Pisar Plan, his own unique proposal to combat the county’s growing heroin and opioid drug epidemic. He shared important ideas about addiction treatment, underscored the important role of law enforcement and developed ways to create support for those caught in the seemingly endless cycle of addiction. Peter began his drug crusade two years earlier when members of the public approached him for a solution. He earned high marks from the county’s diverse population, fellow candidates, elected officials, and even the news media, which has since provided extensive coverage on Peter’s mission.
Through his extensive business knowledge and effective management strategies, Peter accomplished a great deal for companies within the United States, as well as abroad. Right here in Middlesex County, he directed several businesses in the municipalities of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Borough and Edison. Peter also demonstrated a strong understanding of financial management, supervising budgets in excess of one-billion dollars while developing cost-saving hiring practices.
Now is the time for the residents of South Amboy to demand innovative ideas that will move the city forward… the time for residents to get behind someone who has strong integrity… the time to elect a leader who will put South Amboy and its citizens first.
Peter is the person who is up to this critical task.
Candidate for Middlesex County Sheriff March 2016 - November 2016
Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office 1992 - 2002
Sleep Doctor, Perth Amboy, NJ August 1991 – 1992
Neptune Aircraft Services, Newark, N November 1990 – August 1991
Siegel Tire, Inc., Edison, NJ September 1989 – October 1990
Warehouse Manager/Assistant to the Vice-President
Red Star Express Lines/TNT, Newark, NJ March 1985 – September 1989
Manager of Scheduling
Knickerbocker Toy Company, Middlesex, NJ October 1979 – May 1983
EDUCATION / MILITARY SERVICE
Attended Middlesex County College (Business Administration) 1979
United States Army, Military Police 260th Division / Ammo Depot 1969 – 1971