Town GOP puts out call for local candidates

West Milford. The town’s Republican Committee put out its annual notice seeking candidates for local office this week.

26 Nov 2019 | 01:11

The local Republican Committee is looking for perspective candidates to run for Township Council this year.

Two, three-year seats will be up for election in November.

The seats are currently held by incumbents Andie Pegel and Patricia Gerst, both Republicans.

It is not yet clear if they will seek reelection.

“This letter shall serve to formally announce the deadline for interested Republicans to submit letters of interest to seek a town council seat on the ballot in 2020,” the letter from Vice-Chairman Vivienne Erk said. “The Republican Party will continue to provide this information to the public annually so that any interested potential candidate has the opportunity to participate in the selection process.

The letter said that, according to the bylaws of the West Milford Regular Republican Municipal County Committee, all interested potential candidates are required to submit a written request to the municipal chair of the Republican Party containing a resume by a date established by the chair.

The date set by the chair may be no more than 120 days but not less than 75 days prior to the date established by New Jersey state law for the submission of petitions for candidacies in the Republican Primary Election.

In accordance with the bylaws, the established deadline for the 2020 candidate letters of interest is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

According to the letter, all letters of interest must include the name, home address, phone number, and e-mail address of the potential candidate for voter registration verification and contacting interested parties.

A letter of interest or questions regarding the candidate selection process can be sent to Vivienne Erk via electronic mail at siouxme88@gmail.com and Marilyn Lichtenberg at mlichtenberg@optonline.net.

All correspondence must be sent to both email addresses.

“We encourage all interested Republicans to consider taking on a leadership role within our community and look forward to keeping the public informed as we go through our party’s candidate selection process,” the letter said.