Dacey at odds with fellow Metuchen Democrats

There is conflict on the all-Democratic Metuchen Municipal Council due to recent behavior by newly elected Councilman Timothy Dacey. Upon his swearing last year as a new Councilman, he told a reporter that he would consider running for Mayor in the future — which took Mayor Edmund O’Brien, who had supported Dacey, and the rest of the council by surprise. Those comments, along with Dacey’s reluctance to work collaboratively with other local leaders, leaves Metuchen Democrats questioning why they supported him in the first place and has lead to discussions about dumping him from the ticket when he is up for reelection. Dacey is the Bergen County Administrator, and served as Woodbridge Administrator when James E. McGreevey was Mayor.

Dacey at odds with fellow Metuchen Democrats