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Flemington is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Flemington, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.

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  • Alan P. Brewer
    (I)

  • Marc D. Hain
    (Rep)

  • Jessica Hand
    (Dem)

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    Jeremy Long
    (Dem)

  • Saundra Scott
    (Rep)

  • Alexandra L. Shore
    (I)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing your municipality? What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for addressing these challenges? Lastly, how do you intend to address these challenges?

Do you think municipal government has a role in keeping students safe in our schools? If yes, what do you think municipal governments should provide?

What, if any, new proposals for local ordinances and/or resolutions do you think are needed, and why?

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Campaign Email flemington2019@gmail.com
Campaign Address 197 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Website https://www.hcdems.com/
The most important challenge facing Flemington is revitalizing Main Street. Everyone agrees that something needs to be done, specifically regarding the Union Hotel. However, the challenge we face is that not everyone agrees on the proposed concept and what it should look like in the end. I’ve seen how Flemington has changed over the years. Both sets of my grandparents lived in Flemington as I was growing up. I remember when it was a bustling little place. But now things are very different. I am very good at being able to understand many perspectives (I am a high school English teacher) and could help people envision what Flemington could become while still being respectful of its past.
Absolutely. I think that municipal governments can provide this safety by first ensuring that they have a properly trained police and first responder force. Having our police close (i.e. housed within the Borough) is of the utmost importance for our students. There is a sense of safety and security associated with response time and the overall quality of a police force that knows its citizens well. There is a proximal “closeness” that is necessary.

I think we need to consider the expectations we have for homeowners and their responsibility for sidewalks. A patchwork system just does not make sense. One neighbor may have an updated sidewalk, while another has one that is deteriorating. It’s a lot to ask--and I know getting state funding is no easy task--but there has to be a more creative way to improve Flemington’s infrastructure without placing the onus on homeowners. And as many of Flemingtons's residents are renters, they are unable to make these repairs themselves. I would also like to look at what we consider “historic” in this town. It is my understanding that our sewer system actually has drains coming from some homes that are almost 100 years old. Modernization is required.
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