Mapp says Mahr would be ‘a good person for the assembly’

Mapp, right, on the chamber train last month with Guy Gregg.

Mapp, right, on the chamber train last month with Guy Gregg.

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp is ready to talk to Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr.

“It turned out the way it was rumored to be,” said Mapp, referring to last night’s victory by former Rahway Mayor Jim Kennedy over Mahr, the vice chair of the Democratic Party in Union County.

“I am surprised the organization chose not to go with Colleen Mahr,” added Mapp. “Despite the fact that she’s very actively engaged, she didn’t get the nod.

“Not to mention the fact that she is a female,” Mapp said.

Does he anticipate forming common cause with Mahr in the Democratic Primary?

“That’s a decision Mayor Mahr will have to make,” said the mayor, a political opponent of Union County Democratic Chairman/Assemblyman Jerry Green, who will occupy the Democratic line with last night’s victor Kennedy.

“We are very open to any overtures that come our way by Mayor Mahr,” Mapp added. “I think she would be a good person for the assembly.”

They haven’t yet spoken, he said.

For now, he wouldn’t discuss other possible candidates for his LD22 slate. “We have to keep close to our vest any plans we have,” he said. “I am hopeful there will be dialogue between myself and Mayor Mahr.”

Mapp says Mahr would be ‘a good person for the assembly’