Montgomery mayor to seek re-election

Committee member Jennifer Wall says she will not run again.

By: Jill Matthews
   MONTGOMERY— Montgomery Mayor Louise Wilson will seek re-election to her current seat on the Township Committee, the Montgomery Democratic Organization announced Wednesday.
   "I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and what we stand for," said Mayor Wilson, who is in her fourth year on the committee, having served out the end of former Township Committeeman Jim Irish’s term before she was elected in 2001. "But there’s quite a bit of unfinished business."
   Democratic Committeewoman Jennifer Wall, whose term also expires in November, has announced she will not seek re-election.
   "I ran, I won, I served and now it’s time for someone else to have a chance," said Ms. Wall, adding that she believes strongly in public service and feels it is important to get new people and ideas involved in the process.
   Democrats are now seeking to identify and select Mayor Wilson’s running mate. Potential candidates are being interviewed to run in the June primary and the November general election, according to a press release issued by the Democratic Organization.
   "The person we want to attract must have integrity and excellent judgment, natural leadership skills and a passion for public service in the community," said Doreen Blanc Rockstrom, Montgomery Democratic chair. "Capitalizing on this candidate’s strengths, next year’s Township Committee can continue to make our wonderful quality of life in Montgomery even better."
   The Montgomery Township Committee is a five-person municipal governing body whose members serve three-year terms. Currently, four Democrats and one Republican are serving on the committee.
   The Republicans have not yet announced their plans for running candidates.
   People interested in serving on the Township Committee or becoming involved with the Montgomery Democratic Organization should contact Doreen Blanc Rockstrom at (908) 281-9155 or aurora2@voicenet.com.