No Surprise in Chatham Township

Kathy Abbott, far left, stands with Mayor Nicole Hagner and committee members Bailey Brower and Bob Gallop after winning their primary in June. Credits: Tracy Ness

CHATHAM, NJ --  Incumbent Bailey Brower and newcomer Kathy Abbott will take their seats on the Township Committee, winning an uncontested race this evening. Brower, who received 1,148 votes, will be serving his fourth term on the council. Abbott, who received 1,344 votes, has served on the Environmental Committee for ten years where she currently serves as vice chairwoman.

Township Mayor Nicole Hagner is running for a state assembly seat in the 27th district,  As of 9:27 with almost 50% of the precincts reporting, the
incumbent Democrats John McKeon and Mila Jasey hold a commanding lead with both just over 11,000 votes to Hagner and her running mate Lee Holtzman's just over 6,000 votes.

Abbott says she is thrilled to join the Township Committee, and, in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Lee and the late fall snowstorm, she says she will turn her focus to storm issues, communication and safety in the township.

"I want to be part of the solution for improving our emergency preparedness," she said. "Everyone has been talking about the need for improvement and I want to look at the cost for us and the preventative steps that can be taken. We need to respond more quickly and efficiently and minimize the costs for the township."

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Abbot says she is looking forward to working with the council and her runningmate Bailey Brower. "I am really looking forward to joining this team. It's an honor."


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