Hamilton Township Councilwoman Kelly Yaede will kick off her bid for re-election this afternoon as she seeks to serve a second full term on the five-member board.
Yaede, a popular councilwoman who was the top vote getter in her bid four years ago, was first elected to council in November 2006, the winner of a special election to fill the final year of the term vacated by former Democratic Councilman Chuck Plumeri.
Yaede said she wants to continue the work of bringing Hamilton back from the brink of bankruptcy.
“Five years ago I joined Tom Goodwin, Dave Kenny and Dennis Pone on Council and their efforts to reverse the fiscal damage that ultimately resulted in Hamilton Township facing an enormous budget deficit that required State supervision to get out of,” Yaede said. “However, since that time, the Hamilton Township Council, with help from the township employees and the Mayor, has been able to reverse Hamilton’s fiscal decline and adopt budgets that have kept taxes flat for the last four budgets, no small feat in a weak national and global economy.”
If re-elected, Yaede said she will continue to be an independent voice in the council, which is made up of five Republicans.