Passaic Dems: Hannigan won’t run for re-election; Best to run instead for freeholder

Passaic County Freeholder Greyson Hannigan announced his decision to not seek re-election as a Passaic County Freeholder, triggering the candidacy of Paterson School Board President T.J. Best

“Freeholder Greyson Hannigan is choosing to spend more time with his family and re-start his career as an attorney.  Greyson has done a great job on the freeholder board, and his subtle and effective leadership will be missed by the residents of Passaic County,” said Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie.

“These are the most important years in the growth and development of my two young sons, and not seeking re-election gives me the opportunity to spend more time with my wife and young children,” Hannigan said in a statement. “Professionally, it will afford me the time to focus on being a full-time attorney. This was not any easy decision, and I wish my colleagues all the best as I transition away from elected office.  I want to personally thank Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie for the opportunity to serve as a Freeholder as well as all the residents throughout the county who have supported my efforts to provide better, more affordable county government services.”

First appointed to the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders on June 2, 2008, Hannigan was elected to a full term in November 2008.

According to Chairman Currie, the vacancy created by Freeholder Hannigan’s decision will be filled by Best.   

Passaic Dems: Hannigan won’t run for re-election; Best to run instead for freeholder