Levine to take next step toward running for governor

Still sizing up a run for the GOP nomination for governor, Franklin Township Mayor Brian Levineedged closer today, ashe plans to go to Trenton on Monday to file paperwork with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).

“I’m going to file with ELEC now as the time frame is getting short,” said Levine, who plans to take a final exploratory round in the area of fundraising before making an announcement in the coming days about whether he’s running.

He watched former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan’s gubernatorial kickoff on NJN earlier this week.

“He was good, he laid out some specifics, and he’s been a mayor like I am so he can relate to issues impacting local government,” Levine said.

The prospective candidate, a GOP moderate, said he intends todeliverhis owneconomicpolicy speech on Monday, Dec. 15.

Levine to take next step toward running for governor