PLAINFIELD, NJ - The deadline to file to run in the June primary election was Monday afternoon, with petitions due to the Plainfield City Clerk's office.
Incumbent Diane Toliver and Ashley Davis, who won the endorsement of the Plainfield Democratic City Committee against Gail Alexander at its Feb. 28 meeting, have filed to run in the First Ward.
Petitions for the Second & Third Ward at-large seat were filed by incumbent Joylette Mills-Ransome, who has the PDCC endorsement, and Cameron Cox, who recently won a seat on the Plainfield Board of Education. He was sworn in and became board vice president at its Jan. 4 annual organization meeting.
Louise Colodne and William Michelson filed to run in the 2-8 as republican candidates.
This year it is the Republican City Committee’s turn to reorganize; it alternates with the Democratic one.
The two Republican City Committee member filings are down from eight in 2016 and 15 in 2014. The city has 34 voting districts with male and female seats in each, for a possible total of 68 committee members.
The primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 5.