Mayor & Township Committee

Mayor Peter Cantu

• Member of Township Committee since 1975, Mayor for more than 35 years
• Liaison to Departments of Administration and Finance
• Member, Planning Board
• Former Chairperson of Middlesex County’s Agricultural Development Board
• Past President, NJ State League of Municipalities
• Retired from IBM after 30-year career
• Retired as Executive Director and currently serving as Board
  Member for KMM, Inc., Middlesex County’s Transportation Management 
• Resident of Plainsoro for more than 50 years



Township Committee Members

Deputy Mayor Neil J. Lewis

• Township Committee member since 1995; Deputy Mayor since 1998.
• Liaison for Department of Public Safety and environmental issues
• Member of Plainsboro’s Transportation Task Force, Development Review
  Committee and Environmental Advisory Committee
• Volunteer and former coach, Little League and Soccer
• Appointed by WW-P Board of Education to 2001 Facilities Review Committee 
  and High School Futures Committee
• Chairman, Citizens Referendum Committee, WW-P Board of Ed.
• B.S. Chemistry, C.C.N.Y.; Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas; 
  Postdoctoral Fellow, metabolism, The Ohio State University
• Married to Nancy Strauss Lewis; 2 children, Anne and Adam
• Resident of Plainsboro since 1983; lives in Gentry


Committeeperson Ed Yates

• Member of Township Committee since 1998
• Liaison for Planning, Code Enforcement and Historical Society
• Member of the Planning Board
• Served as President, Cranbury-Plainsboro Little League
• Former President, Gentry Homeowners Association
• Served on PlainsboroTownship Recreation Advisory Committee
• Past Member, Board of Directors, West Windsor-Plainsboro Babe Ruth League
• Former Cub Master of Pack 168
• B.S., Lewis University, Lockport IL.
• Senior Project Manager for a New York-New Jersey Electrical Contracting Co.
• Married to Blanche Yates, father of five children
• Plainsboro resident since 1986; lives in the Gentry


Committeeperson Nuran Nabi

• Township Committee Member since 2007
• Liaison for Department of Recreation, Community Services and 
  Municipal Court
• Board Member Plainsboro Free Public Library Foundation
• Member of the Planning Board from 2006-2007
• Former Member and current to the Human Relations Committee
• Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Kyushu University in Japan; postdoctoral
  research at New York University Medical Center
• Retired from Colgate-Palmolive in 2006 as Associate Director after 22 years of service
• Author of Bullets of '71: A Freedom Fighter's Story
• Married to Dr. Zeenat Nabi; 2 sons Mushfik and Adnan
• Plainsboro resident since 1993; lives in Princeton Manor


Committeeperson David Bander

•Member of Township Committee since 2013
•Liaison to Department of Public Works and Council of Community Associations
•Former member, Zoning Board of Adjustment
•Former member, Development Review Committee
• Government from the University of Virginia, J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and pursuing a Master's degree at Rutgers
•Former Chief of Staff to state senator Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro)
•Currently an associate at Mets, Schiro, and McGovern in Woodbridge
•Married to Heather Taylor
•Lives in the Hampshire