HAMILTON, NJ -- The day after winning the mayoral election, Hamilton Mayor-elect Jeff Martin penned a direct letter to residents expressing his appreciation for their support. Martin won in a landslide 56 percent to 44 percent victory over current Mayor Kelly Yaede. His running-mates council candidates Pat Papero and Nancy Phillips also won the two open seats bringing the council to full democrat control.
Dear Fellow Hamiltonians –
Let me start by first saying a big Thank You! I am sincerely humbled by your support and faith in Pat, Nancy and me. I will never forget that I work for you, in our shared commitment to make Hamilton the very best it can be.
I also want to thank Mayor Yaede. Mayor Yaede has served this township for many years in many different capacities. Her love for Hamilton is apparent and I applaud her for her many years of service to Hamilton. I also appreciate her commitment to a smooth transition that will begin to bring our town back together and make it even stronger.
Hamilton had one of the highest voter participation rates in the State and it shows how much you care and love this town. Our community, and democracy, is stronger when more people participate in our elections and choose our leaders. You should all be proud that Hamilton remains a beacon of light for other towns in what it takes to have a strong government.
Over the coming days and weeks, I will be announcing a transition team that will be committed to working with the current administration, so we can hit the ground running on January 1st. Our priorities are your priorities: holding Trenton Water Works accountable to make sure we have safe, clean drinking water; consolidating our fire districts to create a safer and more cost-efficient a municipal fire department; pro-actively redeveloping our blighted and abandoned properties; and focusing on stabilizing property taxes.
Your overwhelming mandate in this election deserves no less.
I thank you again for the honor to be your next Mayor and look forward to serving you for the years to come.
Sincerely, Jeff Martin
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