A revolution in Mendham Township

That may be an exaggeration, but something definitely happened. It is one thing for incumbents to lose, but here, they were swamped by about 300 votes … The winners were Maribeth Thomas and Sam Tolley.

Recall that the mood of the populace was evident last fall when Tolley came within about 200 votes of incumbent committeeman Jack Schrier…

To complete the changing of the guard, Schrier lost his freeholder seat Tuesday. Township voters backed him, (three seats were up) . but they gave about 200 more votes to resident Christine Myers.

Opponents of the status quo said the committee was too insular and too out of touch with the people. After Tuesday’s results, you can consider the committee touched.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to A revolution in Mendham Township

  1. MTVoter says:

    Fred, you say “Township voters backed him” in reference to Jack Schrier’s bid for re-election as Freeholder. 1200 Mendham Township citizens voted (1100+ Republicans). Jack Schrier received less than 400 votes from them. I do not consider that much of a backing.

  2. Well, he was one of the top three votegetters in the township, no?

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