Story: Ben Wolverton
CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
Just as the world welcomed 2017 last night, it’s time for residents of Chesterfield to welcome a new Township Committee. The Committee held their end-of-the-year meeting this past week, and as it was announced today, they’ll meet again on January 2nd at 7pm.
Tomorrow’s meeting includes the oath of office being taken by new Committeewoman Andrea Katz, who secured the most votes out of the four candidates back on November 8th. The agenda also includes nominations and oaths of office for both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
But with the latest configuration of the Chesterfield Township Committee getting underway, there remains an empty seat at the table, as the race between Romeu and Kolczynski continues.
This past week, Rita Romeu made big news when she told WBNC News exclusively that she does not want a special election to take place.
The Democratic Candidate for Chesterfield Township Committee is currently tied with Republican Candidate Ron Kolczynski at 1,289 votes, even after a recount took place earlier this month, an event both candidates were present for.
Romeu tells WBNC News she will put a petition in front of a judge on January 5th, and hopes they'll consider counting the votes of some residents. These residents have already voted, but their votes did not count for one reason or another. Romeu hopes the judge will make a quick decision this Thursday.
A request for comment from Mr. Kolczynski was not immediately returned. WBNC News will be at the reorganization meeting tomorrow evening.
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