SUMMIT, NJ - The two most senior members of the Summit Common Council may not return to the governing body next year.
First Ward Councilman Tom Getzendanner, who has served for the past nine years, told The Alternative Press on Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in November to the governing body.
Getzendanner, adding that “it is time for the younger generation to step in,” said one of the regrets of his service on the council was that his business ideas for running the city were not accepted.
Asked about his plans after Tuesday’s council meeting, Second Ward Councilman Dave Bomgaars said, “I made a New Year’s resolution not to seek another term, but I told our municipal Republican chairwoman I would be open to reconsidering that decision.”
Bomgaars added he would announce his decision as soon as he hears from Lisa Allen, who chairs the Summit Republican Committee.
The Summit Republicans are scheduled to select their candidates at a convention on March 20.
Republican Councilman-at-Large Gregory Drummond announced on Monday that he will seek a second term.
It is not yet known whether the city’s Democrats will field candidates in the three council races.
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