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Maurer Resignation Subject of Discussion at Chatham Township Committee; 3 Seats Up for Vote Nov. 7

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Greg LaConte, Chatham Township clerk, said he received John Maurer's resignation letter at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday Credits: TAP Chatham
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Albert Cruz, township attorney, explained that a nominee to fill Maurer's position is required to be named 15 days after his Aug. 28 resignation date Credits: TAP Chatham
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John Maurer is stepping down from the Chatham Township Committee on Aug. 28 Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Township Democratic Chairman John Strelkoff asked the committee about the nomination process Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Township resident Donna Leyens was not satisfied with the information she received on Maurer's resignation prior to Thursday's meeting Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Committee member John Maurer wasn't at the meeting, but his tenure on the Chatham Township Committee was the hot topic of discussion on Thursday night.

Maurer had announced in May that his family would be moving in "late summer" to North Carolina and that he would be stepping down from his position on the committee. Republican Maurer officially announced his resignation - effective Aug. 28 - at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, when he sent his letter to the Township Clerk Greg LaConte.

Because of the timing of his resignation, the Chatham Township Republican Committee will nominate three candidates for the vacant spot, which would be voted on by the township committee. Whoever is chosen will be on the Nov. 7 ballot when voters decide who will complete the rest of Maurer's term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2019. 

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Chatham Township Democratic Chairman John Strelkoff said that the Democrats will be choosing an opponent for Maurer's seat on Nov. 7.

There are two other seats that will be open on the ballot in November, with Republican incumbents Mike Kelly and Karen Swartz trying to earn three-year terms against Democrat challengers Stacey Ewald and Tracy Ness.

Albert Cruz, Chatham Township attorney, explains that the Republican Committee has 15 days from the Aug. 28 resignation to nominate three candidates to fill Maurer's vacant seat

Chatham Township clerk Greg LaConte reads John Maurer's resignation letter into the record at Thursday's meeting

Donna Leyens spoke during the public portion of the meeting to question what she perceived was a lack of transparency on the Maurer resignation

 

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