SHORT HILLS, NJ – The Short Hills Association, Millburn Township’s oldest civic association, will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at the Millburn Education Center. Residents of Millburn/Short Hills are invited and encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the event is to give township residents an opportunity to engage with the candidates running for Millburn Township Committee, hear their positions and ask questions.

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the township dais. Current Democratic mayor Dianne Thall-Eglow is seeking re-election as she nears completion of her first term. Democrat and newcomer Richard Wasserman, an owner of a jewelry company in NYC, is running on a slate with Eglow.

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Republican candidate Agnes Sym, an attorney for a financial services company, is also seeking her first political office and running an independent campaign from Republican candidate Sharon Strickland, a former urban planner and professor.

All candidates have been invited to participate.

Moderator Tom Hildner, a long-time board member of the association, will introduce all candidates. Then each candidate will give their opening remarks, followed by responses to pre-set questions that have been provided to them prior to the forum. After a short break, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. The forum will end with each candidate providing closing remarks.

Refreshments will be provided during the break, donated by YB Fitness of Short Hills.


Editor's Note:  In the interest of full transparency, Agnes Sym is married to Jonathan Sym, owner of the TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills and TAPinto Springfield.  Jonathan Sym is also a vice president and board member of the Short Hills Association. He has recused himself from all meetings, planning and involvement with the Candidates’ Forum.