MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty was joined by members of the council as well as Senator Cory Booker  to formally kick off his reelection campaign at Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen.

Dougherty, who was first elected in 2009, has worked on many municipal projects over the past seven years including conducting extensive traffic studies, maintaining municipal services and reaching a tax settlement with Morristown Medical Center. He was also able to keep taxes from increasing for residents while creating more affordable housing in Morristown.

In his speech, Mayor Dougherty said, "I am as excited about the future of our town as I have ever been. When I think about the last 7 years and the positive things we have accomplished, I can only imagine what the next four will bring."

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He also reflected on many of the challenges faced during his time as Mayor such as Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, the explosion at the library and the ice story on Halloween a few years ago.  The mayor and council has also work hard to help decrease crime in Morristown as well.

“Those are the things which we have accomplished and those are the things that matter,” he said.

Senator Cory Booker spoke on Dougherty’s behalf and commended him for all his hard work.
“At a time in this country when we have seen a rise in so much hatred, it is wonderful to be in a community that knows that we are stronger when we work together,” he said.

“I am so excited to be here for someone who has become a friend of mine. I know what it is like to be mayor I truly believe they have the hardest job in American government,” he also said.

Running with Dougherty are Councilwoman Toshiba Foster, Councilman Michael Elms and Council Candidate David Silva.