Special election in Evesham

Former Evesham Councilwoman Jamie Montgomery is not contesting allegations that she moved out of town before her September 19th resignation, paving the way for a November special election for her Council seat. Evesham has non-partisan May elections, even though both political parties tend to play heavily in this key Burlington County municipality. A Democrat victory in November would place two Democrats on the five member Council, along with a Republican who ran with the successful Democratic-backed ticket in May 2005. Montgomery, whose day job is as a prominent Republican fundraiser (she works with the wife of GOP State Chairman Tom Wilson), denied that her resignation was timed to avoid a special election until next May. Montgomery sold her home in June and said that she was staying with her mother until her September wedding to a local police officer. The newlyweds now live in Gloucester County. Montgomery has retained John Eastlack, a well-known South Jersey criminal defense attorney, and his letter is carefully worded so as not to admit the vacancy occurred at the time she sold her home. According to one attorney, there is likely less harm if she simply stayed in office an extra week with no official business being conducted than an extra three months where she voted on pressing issues in the meantime. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ATTORNEY LETTER.

Special election in Evesham