Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Former Palisades Park Democratic Chairman Pollotta Dies at Age 88

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Former Palisades Park Democratic Chairman Pollotta Dies at Age 88

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Michael Pollotta, the Democatic municipal chairman in Palisades Park for more than five decades, died Sunday. He was 88.

Pollotta was the Palisades Park municipal committee chairman from 1961 until 2016. The Palisades Park native split his time between New Jersey and Florida.

The Palisades Park Municipal Complex building was renamed after Pollotta from 2009 to 2016.

"He had a very keen political mind," said Lou Stellato, the Bergen County Democratic Committee chairman. "He had this down to a science -- that being political science. He was a true student of the science."

A national delegate to the 1976 Democratic presidential convention, Pollotta was inducted into the Bergen County Hall of Fame in 2011. Stellato said the honor was well-earned.

"I'll remember him as a person who dedicated his entire life as a public servant," Stellato said. …

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