PLAINFIELD, NJ — Two candidates aligned with the New Jersey Progressive Democrats of Union County have thrown their hats into the proverbial ring to run for council seats in 2020. They will be on the same line as Senator Bernie Sanders in the June 2 primary election.
Former Board of Education member David Rutherford will seek the Councilman-At-Large seat, currently held by Elton Armady, while current Board of Ed member Emily Morgan will run to represent the Third Ward, a seat now held by Charles McRae.
According to Rutherford, "Right now, the progressive wave sweeping this country as well as my own disappointment with what is happening in Plainfield has compelled me to directly involve myself in our city government and change our local Democratic Party. I have decided to start a campaign to represent Plainfield as its Councilman-At-Large. My running mate is Emily Morgan, a member of the Plainfield Board of Education and of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee. Mrs Morgan will bid to represent the city’s Third Ward."
Rutherford outlines some reasons he and Morgan are running their grassroots campaign in a blog post on Plainfieild View.
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