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Roxbury GOP Picks Three Candidates for Council Vacancy

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two men and a woman were chosen Thursday to be potential replacements on the Roxbury Township Council for former Roxbury Councilman Gary Behrens, who recently retired.

James Kennedy, William Egbert and Jacqueline Albrecht were chosen by the Roxbury Republican County Committee meeting as nominees to take Behrens’ place on the 5-person council. The GOP committee’s chairman, Roxbury Councilman Jim Rilee, said the council will choose one of the three at an upcoming meeting, possibly as soon as July 11.

That person will serve until the end of the year, but he or she must run in the November general election to remain on the council for the remaining two years of Behren’s 4-year term, said Roxbury Councilman Bob DeFillippo.

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"We are fortunate to have three outstanding candidates to send to the council for its consideration to fill the Ward 2 council seat,” Rilee said. “The process went very smoothly. Three people showed interest and they all have various degrees of service to the township … Quite frankly, it was very easy to put all three names forward. But it will be a tough decision deciding who gets the council spot.”

Albrecht, 51, is a Succasunna resident who grew up in Landing. She works as a private caregiver/companion to senior citizens.

Albrecht was an emergency medical technician with the Roxbury Fire Department for ten years and its secretary for three. She has been active in local GOP politics for 25 years and currently serves as chairwoman of the Roxbury Historical Advisory Committee, as president of the Friends of Roxbury Social Services organization, as a member of the Roxbury Public Library Gazebo Committee and as the Historic Advisory Committee's liaison to the Landing Gateway Committee.

Kennedy, 71, spent most of his life in Dover but moved to Ledgewood four years ago. He is an IT security expert with an MBA in management and a doctorate in business administration with a minor in technology and operations management.

Kennedy recently retired after a 35-year career that included positions with major corporations. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Certification in Homeland Security and is on the executive board of the American Board of Certification in Infrastructure Protection.

Kennedy was chief of the Dover Fire Department in 1981 and a longtime member of the Dover School Board. He is currently a member of the Roxbury Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Roxbury Office of Emergency Management.

Egbert, profiled last year in TAPinto Roxbury, loves in Lower Berkshire Valley. He is a former Roxbury High School teacher who served on the township council for eight years in the 1980s.

After retiring from teaching, Egbert - also a volunteer firefighter - became chief fire instructor at the Morris County Fire and Police Academy. He currently works with Kean University and the state Division of Fire Safety, helping them hold seminars.

Egbert was a member of the charter study committees that led to Roxbury adopting its current council-manager form of government.

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