CHATHAM, NJ - Karen Swartz has announced that her six-year run on the Chatham Township Committee will come to a close at the end of the year. She will not be seeking a third term.

"Having served the residents of Chatham Township for nearly 6 years, nothing short of a wonderful honor mind you, I've decided not to seek a third term on Township Committee," Swartz said.

Swartz held the position of Chatham Township Deputy Mayor for two years during her tenure.

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"During my time on the Committee, I've had the pleasure of meeting some incredibly bright and enthusiastic folks who are excited to take the baton and run and I'm excited too in passing it on to them," she said. 

"This is a great time to be a Republican, and now more than ever we are going to show what embracing our values really means to this township.  I'm talking about fiscal restraint, limiting government's encroachment over property owners' rights, and promoting across-the-board stability, not upheaval, in this community. 
These are things I've stood for during my tenure. These are things I know the next generation of Township leaders will too."