Meet Michael


Michael Soriano was born on a military base in Augusta, Georgia on May 12, 1967.  Growing up in Queens, New York, he learned the value of hard work from his father, Ramon, a proud electrician and brother of IBEW Local 3.

Michael moved to an apartment in Parsippany in January of 2002, proposing to his wife, Jennifer, within hours of moving in.  Like many renters in our township, Michael and Jennifer fell in love with Parsippany and its community, and chose to remain here to raise their family.  A few years later, they moved to a home in Lake Hiawatha, where they raise their 11 year old daughter.

Throughout his career as a second-generation electrician, Michael has served as both a foreman and superintendent on dozens of projects throughout New York City.  He brings a wealth of essential management experience to the table in Parsippany, which he will use to carry out the functions of our municipal government in the affordable and efficient way that the township deserves.

It is through this profound love for his community that drives him to do all that he can to help it prosper. From that lucky day he moved to Parsippany he has held close the words of Martin Luther King Jr, who once said “life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “what are you doing for others.”



Janice McCarthy spent a career in private sector finance working for Fortune 500 companies, including ADP as Director of Finance and Ingersoll Rand as Director of Budget and Planning. She also served in managing the budget operation at Montclair State University. Her many years of private and public sector budgeting experience will be an asset to the township’s fiscal processes. Running to bring back bi-partisan government, McCarthy believes Parsippany deserves a Mayor and Township Council working effectively together to maintain our infrastructure, deliver quality services, preserve our environment, control development, and do it in a fiscally responsible manner.




Emily Peterson is a small business owner and adjunct professor at New York University who knows what it’s like to meet deadlines and balance a tight budget every day. She understands what it will take to develop Parsippany’s economy and build a base of small businesses to increase ratables. Standing firm on the belief that taxpayers' money should be put to better use in providing for the people of Parsippany, she recognizes that controlling spending is one of the most important responsibilities the Township Council and administration have.

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