ATLANTIC CITY – Trenton Councilman Manny Segura hasn't made a formal annoucement regarding next year's mayor's race, but if he runs and wins he says he would only serve for two terms – max.
"Longevity is a killer in this line of work," said the councilman, down here for the 94th annualLeague of Muncipalities Conference.
His observation comes on the tail-end of Mayor Doug Palmer's two-decade tour of duty as Trenton's chief executive.
"I've got three priorities," Segura added. "Safety, safety and safety."
A graduate of Perth Amboy High School, Segura was a minor league baseball prospect when he first started organizing politically, first for Robert Menendez andlater Joe Vas.
If he runs and is successful, Segura would be the second Dominican American to become a mayor in this country and the second in New Jersey after Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco, who won last year.