Mercer GOP chairman to Benci: resign

Mercer County Republican Chairman Rich Levesque today called for the immediate resignation of Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo in the aftermath of the mayor’s federal indictment on corruption charges yesterday.

“The only proper course for Mayor Bencivengo is to resign immediately,” said Levesque, the newly elected chairman.

“The interests of all Hamilton Township residents must be put first, and the Mayor must resign to ensure that residents are well-served and that the Township is protected.”

Levesque said that “while the Mayor is entited to his day in court and is not guilty until proven to be so in front of a jury, we must hold elected officials to a higher standard as they discharge their public duty. The Mayor should step down immediately.”