GOP Councilman switches parties

Gloucester Township Councilman Dan Hutchison has switched parties from Republican to Democrat.

Hutchison confirmed on a phone call today that he filed the paperwork with the board of elections, officially changing his= registration to Democrat.

The former GOP congressional candidate was elected to the Council in 2006, winning a non-partisan race. He ran on a slate with Mayor Cindy Rau-Hutton, also a Republican.

He recently drew attention when he decided to not to seek the Republican nomination for State Senate, saying that the Democratic incumbent, Frederick Madden, was doing a good job.

GOP Councilman switches parties