Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr today announced her decision to run for reelection as mayor.
“Fanwood is a town of fewer than 10,000 people, just like 57 percent of New Jersey’s communities,” said Mahr, who earlier this month lost her bid for an LD22 assembly seat at a pre Democratic Convention in Plainfield.
“Our community has made great progress in redeveloping its ratables, providing a safe and secure environment for families to raise children, and winning the hard fought victory of introducing “one seat ride” along New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line,” Mahr added. “But like the rest of New Jersey’s ‘Under 10’ communities, we continue to feel the constraints of the state-imposed budget cap. It is only through partnerships with the county, state and neighboring communities that smaller towns have the ability to prosper and respond to the needs of the middle class. I have built those partnerships on the local, county and state level to move Fanwood and communities like it forward. That is just one of many reasons why I am asking the good people of my community to re-elect me as their mayor.”