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Brian Sattinger, Democratic Candidate for Council

Sattinger, who lost a bid for township council in 2010, brings a finance and technology background to the Democratic ticket.

General Information

Name : Mr. Brian A Sattinger
Date of birth : 30 October 1973
Place of residence : Moorestown

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Rutgers University
Degree : BA in Economics
Year of graduation : 1995

Grad school

Employment Information

Job titles held : Chief Financial Officer, Analyst
Employers : Ironbound Capital Management LP, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Moorestown Town Council
Chamber/district:
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2010 - Lost bid for Moorestown Town Council

Campaign Manager

Name : Francine Cartwright

URLs

Website : www.results4moorestown.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcomer-Sattinger-and-Hines-for-Moorestown-Town-Council/336920999712194

Other facts

I have a strong background in finance and will upgrade Moorestown's approach to budgeting, keeping a focus on delivering necessary services with the lowest possible taxes. I also have deep knowledge of productivity-enhancing IT solutions that will lower the cost base of the town. I have been active in volunteer positions in town, and served as chair of the Telecommunications and Technology Committee for two years. I am currently the budget secretary at Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel. My wife and I have lived in Moorestown for eight years with our two sons.

mrc fan September 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM
If mr sattinger donates $1000 to Mitt Romney's campaign, this election cycle, can we call it a draw on that issue?
Frank Zalinsky September 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Not sure I can vote for someone who is currently arguing against town hall in his ads in the Sun and on the Patch saying results are overdue while 1.) its getting done now and 2.) his running mate (Greg) argued to stop it at a recent town council meeting. How do you reconcile your ads with those two facts? Do you want results or delays (as Greg seems to)? And why run on a done issue?
Dan Moore September 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM
I want to know why Sattinger is a CFO but is so fixated on starting a TV station and hiring a useless person for down town who we know can't work because of rent! This guy should be better than that with a finance background!!!!!
Franklin Dinaglio September 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Has the Patch endorsed the Republican ticket for Town Council? If not, then WHY is there an advertisement at the top of the News Page for those candidates? C'mon Rob! Placement of ads on your site is important to all; if you wish to be considered impartial, then you need to be more mindful of the unintended messaging.
Red Alert September 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM
It's been held by them in election stories for months now, I'm sure they paid for it to secure their placement. Intelligent move on their part.
Red Alert September 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Apparently, he did. Here is the donation summary: http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&oldest=1&lname=Sattinger&fname=Brian&search=Search+Names
Rob Scott (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Cassandra, Regardless of how you feel about his political leanings, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say he's "out of touch" because he donated to a political campaign. People do it every day. Is he restricted from donating to political campaigns simply because there are Moorestown causes that you think are more deserving of the money? And can you prove he didn't also donate to any of those causes? If you don't have the answer to that last question, I think it's unfair to criticize his campaign donation.
Rob Scott (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Franklin, 1) I have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the placement of ads on our site. I'll repeat that: None whatsoever. I control the editorial content—nothing more. So let's not confuse my ability to be impartial—which I firmly believe I've exhibited—with the advertising on the site. 2) When people pay for ads, which the Republicans did, they're able to manage where those ads are placed.
This Is Our Town September 26, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Rob, I think it's not really the place of an editor to tell a person whether or not they are allowed to feel something. I happen to agree with Cassandra, Obama doesn't believe I built my own business, so I have every right to feel that Sattinger is out of touch with Moorestown, a town that was Republican for 150 years minus a few years in the mid 2000s that we corrected after one go around for those clowns.
kristen babcock September 26, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Speak for yourself Cassandra, I think he is completely in touch with what Moorestown needs. And for someone to mock him for losing in 2010 is absurd. All that shows me is his utter commitment to our town, his passion and his backbone. All of those qualities are excellent assets when being on town council.
Joe Johnson September 26, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Cassandra speaks for all the Americans who are out of work, overtaxed, and fed-up because of the man Sattinger donated to.
Pete September 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Donation to a major political campaign means nothing more than the donor fully supports the ideals, social & economic principals and past record of the candidate, in this case the positions and record of Obama. Thus, Sattinger can be expected to support more government control of our lives here in Moorestown, taking a pro-union position during contract negotiations, “it’s for the children” expenses to be paid for by the wealthy taxpayers, a belief system and support of US constitutional principles demonstrated by attending church services, for 20 years, led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright as well as increasing township debt to be paid by our heirs. It’s difficult to understand that with Brian’s education and work experience, that he would support a second term for a President that has proven to be no better than what he actually is, a community organizer supported by a bunch of fringe groups and single-agenda persons.
Barbara Turner September 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Sattinger is a joke. I look forward to voting against him (again) in November.
John September 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I will vote for Newcomer and Newcomer only from the Democrats. My other two votes will go to Garwood and Napolitano because I feel comfortable with them serving. Hines and Sattinger don't have my vote or my trust.
Lost Voter September 26, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I know Im voting against Hines and Palko. Not sure on the other 4... But I really really dislike Obama so this donation doesn't help Sattinger with me. Sad I only know Im NOT voting for two and don't know who I actually want....!
Todd September 26, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Im voting Garwood Napolitano Palko
MoorestownforRomney September 26, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We don't need someone like him on town council. He should run in CHerry Hill, they would wellcome him for sure.
The most interesting man in MTown September 26, 2012 at 05:41 PM
So since Obama is a Socialist and supports the redistribution of hard earned money to those who would rather eat chees-balls and watch daytime TV rather than work......then we can only assume that people who give money to the current president support that type of anti-American behavior? That is going to go over like a f--t in church in this town which is full of business owners and professionals.
Rob Scott (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Pete, So are you suggesting because someone donates to or supports Obama, that means they also support Jeremiah Wright and his views? I'm confused. If so, that's a baffling and, frankly, ludicrous statement. I'm sure some will take this as me defending Brian Sattinger, but I assure you that's not what I'm doing. What I'm really defending is reason and logic. I've gone on record defending the Republican candidates from baseless attacks as well (case in point: people who went after Victoria Napolitano for her age and renter status). If you want to criticize a political candidate, by all means do so. But I think it elevates the discussion if we stick to relevant critiques: you know, the issues.
Yah Mo B There September 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Town politics are a far cry from national politics, however, a donation is a action (not cheap talk) that shows your leanings. What leanings a candidate that is going to "represent" me is pretty important. However is it really a surprise a dem donated to a dem? Who do you think the republican candidates donated to? Assuming they donated. I guess my point is this donation shouldn't be an issue. The fact that there is a D or R next to someone's name should pretty much clarify where they stand.
NObama September 26, 2012 at 07:33 PM
If you donate to Barack Obama, you are endorsing him and all that he stands for! I am not surprised that someone from the team of Mini-Obamas did this, but it reminds me why we need to get out and vote in November and defeat people like Newcomer, Sattinger, and Hines! They will tax and spend Moorestown into the poor house and stand proudly against Chris Christie and Diane Allen next year! We can't afford to go backwards, we need to move ahead with Garwood, Napolitano, and Palko at the helm!
American Woman September 26, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Where's my good friend Maxie?! Interesting Maxie only defends Mark Hines. Are Newcomer and Sattinger just THAT undefendable?
Pete September 26, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Rob, actually, l think is quite logical: Obama supports, among other things, Jeremiah Wright and his anti-American views. I support Obama and his views. Therefore I support Jeremiah Wright’s views. If Obama did not support Wright’s views, why would he attend his sermons for 20 years? Virtually all demonic governments, the Nazis, Soviets, Mumhamed extremists etc use coercion and propaganda techniques to mold the minds of citizens. Don’t you think that 20 years of hearing the same blather would have the same effect? If one were to disagree with the content of the sermons, then a reasonable person would not subject themselves to it. Obama denies hearing any of those remarks – really? The Wright issue is just one of many examples of Obama views and philosophy. Logic, as above, can be applied to any specific Obama experience and in sum, make the whole man. If you follow that man, you follow the entire man, not just bits and pieces. You don’t know which of the bits is a primary driver in his leadership style and function until it’s too late. I have donated and voted for both D & R candidates because I believed they were the best choice for the town, state or USA. I’ve done this because their beliefs and values were the same as mine. I don’t believe in Obama, and am not accusing Sattinger of being un-American. Until his very substantial donation became public, I was seriously considering voting for him – his background would be of value to the Council.
Kate September 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM
When Brian ran last time for us, no one seemed to mind that his opponent Chris Chiacchio donated to Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2008. What does that say about the candidate if they give across party lines?
Pete September 26, 2012 at 08:06 PM
It says that they agree with the views and philosophy of whomever they contributed to.......
Hines 57 September 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Maxie isn't married to Brian or Greg
Townie September 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Rob, Remember how vigorously you defended Patch as not being your blog.... "Patch is not a blog. A blog is an online forum for someone to write their opinions about the environment, or the latest movies, or their collection of cat figurines. Or more accurately, a blog is "a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer." This is not my personal journal, and does not contain my reflections. It is a news website. Moorestown is part of a network of hundreds (about 850 to be exact) of online news sites across the country. I don't use Patch as a mouthpiece for my own opinions, which is what a blog is for. I feel like it's important to make that distinction so there's no confusion. Again, Patch is not a blog." You seem to have an awful lot of opinion on this news page?
Vote column 2 September 27, 2012 at 03:04 PM
After reading that lady's letter, it just reminds us all, of what the democrat party assumingly is trying to do. Don't fall For it, be smart vote Column 2, vote republican
We built that September 27, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Speaking of ms begg letter, that will only hurt the democrats chances for town council. Some in protest, will vote straight republican. The candiidates and their friends, swung and missed on that piece. Is what she is thinking is what the three democrats for council think as well? Bad strategy?
Tax Playa October 06, 2012 at 10:45 AM
@kate... In hindsight, I wish I gave to Hilary's campaign.. Her hubby was the last president with a balanced budget... Lord knows we would be in better shape with Hilary running the country than this clown.. (4 years ago I cannot believe I am saying this)

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