93-year-old mayor-elect challenges status quo

A day after 93-year-old Vito Perillo won the mayoral election in Tinton Falls, he proclaimed he would bring greater transparency and cut costs in the Monmouth County borough of 19,000 residents.

Perillo, a World War II veteran who ousted well-known incumbent Mayor Gerald Turning in a stunning upset, outlined his first challenge to carry out his promise in a lengthy 700-word statement Saturday.

The Borough Council is ignoring his requests to keep the status of the highest-ranking employee in town, the borough administrator, as an interim so he can assess the current situation after he is sworn in, Perillo said.

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Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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