NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When the Middlesex County Democratic Organization meets on October 18 to select a replacement for former Freeholder H. James Polos, Highland Park Councilwoman Elsie Foster-Dublin says she should be in the running.

After all, she reason, Polos is from Highland Park. And that means the unexpired seat should go to a Highland Park resident.

Foster-Dublin has sent a letter of intent and her resume to the county Democrats, explaining her experience in public service is similar to what Polos brought to the table. He resigned the seat last week to become executive director of the Middlesex County Improvement Authority.

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 “I think I am highly qualified, if given the opportunity to serve I will be able to hit the ground running. There would not be much of a learning curve,” said Foster-Dublin.  

Foster-Dublin became a councilperson in Highland Park in 2000. She has also served as Council Chair for the Department of Public Safety which includes the Fire Department, the Police Department, First Aid and other emergency services. She has also served as Borough Council President for eight years and was acting Mayor for several months.

TapInto New Brunswick has been covering the Polos resignation. Read our earlier coverage here.