Tinton Falls, NJ: 93-Year-Old WW2 Sailor Elected Mayor

Tinton Falls is a middle New Jersey town of 19,000 citizens not far from Delicious Corners in Monmouth County. Just when we’re celebrating Veterans Day, the news is most welcome by this WW2 swabbie.

Vito Perillo didn’t just sit around in his rocking chair waiting for election day. He went door-to-door, held rallies and did everything much younger politicians do to get elected. He claims he wore out two pairs of shoes in his successful efforts to win.

He beat out a 63-year-old whippersnapper for the job. His Honor will be 97 at the end of his four-year term, and we wish him a successful administration and many more years of healthy, active life.

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