The Chairman of the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee, Peter Wolanin, announced today that incumbent officials Lance Liverman and Heather Howard say they are running for re-election in the June 2015 Democratic primary for Princeton Council.
Two seats for three-year terms on the council will be available.
Howard and Liverman will run independent campaigns in the primary so that they can each highlight their individual records and motivations for serving another term, Wolanin said.
“Ms. Howard and Mr. Liverman, with the mayor and other members of council, have been working very hard since consolidation with the police, and municipal agencies to help them transition into new bodies that can serve effectively all the people of Princeton,” Wolanin said.
Any other members of the community who are interested in running for the two council seats in the June 2015 Democratic primary should contact Wolanin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Petitions for the 2015 elections in New Jersey will be posted on the state’s website or about the first week of January 2015. Petitions are due in the municipal clerks office 64 days before the primary election.
The announcement comes much earlier than in previous years. The two incumbents who won seats on the council in November have not been sworn in for new terms yet.
Howard and Liverman joined forces earlier this year with Mayor Liz Lempert to back Council President Bernie Miller and former Princeton Township Committeewoman Sue Nemeth as a slate, in an effort to oust incumbent Jo Butler. Nemeth lost the Democratic primary for council to Butler by a handful of votes.