Borough Council to swear in three

Jamesburg to swear in incumbant mayor and councilman, and one first-time council winner.

By: Al Wicklund
   JAMESBURG — Mayor Tony LaMantia and Councilman Joe Jennings, who were re-elected in November, and first-time council winner Chris Maloney will take their oaths of office 7 p.m. Wednesday when the Jamesburg Borough Council reorganizes for 2004.
   Mayor LaMantia will be sworn-in for a four-year term as mayor, while Mr. Jennings and Mr. Maloney will begin three-year terms on the Borough Council.
   Mr. Maloney, a Republican, is the first member of his party to be elected to the all-Democratic council since former Councilman Adam Bushman won re-election in 1998.
   When Mr. Maloney takes office, the makeup of the council will change from all Democratic — Mayor LaMantia and six council members — to six Democrats and one Republican.
   In November, Mayor LaMantia won his first full four-year term as mayor.
   He first became mayor in September 2000 when then-Mayor Joseph DiPierro resigned to move out of state and Mayor LaMantia was appointed to fill the vacancy by the Borough Council. He served as an appointed mayor until November 2001 when he was elected to the unexpired term, and now has the four-year term to serve.
   For Mr. Jennings, this is his second election to a full three-year term.