NEWTON, NJ—There are two seats available on the Newton’s Town Council at the end of the year. Who is running?

Deputy Mayor Daniel Flynn and Councilwoman Helen LeFois’ terms will be expiring come December 31, 2020.

Two “Teams” have announced their candidacy so far for the spots on the Town Council. One team is Helen LeFois, incumbent and Michelle Lozier-Teets. The other is Teddy Sibblies and Scott Lurker.

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Sibblies announced his candidacy at the Rally for Black Lives at Dykstra Park in Sparta in March.

Flynn was unavailable for comment to whether or not he will be running again as an incumbent for his seat on the council.

General Election 2020 timeline:

  • August 10- Ballot position drawing for boards of education and general election
  • August 25 – Last day for school board candidate and independent general election candidate to withdraw.  If a candidate withdraws by this date, a replacement candidate can submit a petition by August 31
  • August 31 – Last day a candidate for Town of Newton Council can submit nominating petitions to the township clerk, by 3 p.m.
  • September 4- Last day a school board candidate can withdraw without being replaced
  • September 19- Mail in ballots will begin to be mailed.
  • October 13 – Last day to register to vote for the general election. Registration forms must be postmarked or received by the Board of Elections by this date.
  • October 27 – Last day to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot for the general election*
  • October 31- Sussex County Clerk’s office will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for in person mail-in ballot applications
  • November 2 – Last day to apply in person for a mail-in ballot before 3 p.m. in the Sussex County Clerk’s offices in Newton
  • November 3 – Election day- polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.