Entire Leadership Of New Jersey Town Switches From Democrat To Republican
The entire leadership of the town of East Hanover, New Jersey just flipped from Democrat to Republican.
It’s probably safe to assume the reasons for the change were the economy and crime, but you have to wonder if other factors were in play.
Will anyone be surprised if this starts happening in other states?
Town Leaders in NJ Town Switch From Dem to GOP
Town leaders in East Hanover, N.J., including longtime Mayor Joseph Pannullo, have switched party affiliations from Democrat to Republican, according to the Daily Record.
The entire township council joined Pannullo in making the switch.
“Municipal leaders have a responsibility to best represent their constituents, and it is our belief this change of party is in the best interest of the community,” Pannullo, who has served as mayor since 2007, said in a statement.
“As the nastiness, rhetoric, and social media vitriol of national politics continues to infiltrate local governance, we collectively determined this was the best course of action to keep the focus on local issues impacting our community.”
Morris County Democratic chairwoman Amalia Duarte said she was disappointed by the move.
“But, the real story is that Morris County is rapidly trending more Democratic, as we saw in the last election cycle. We won new municipal seats, flipped Morris Township to entirely Democratic and all of our incumbents were re-elected, including in East Hanover,” she added.
This seems like a pretty big story.
Breaking: East Hanover Mayor Joe Pannullo and all four members of the Township Council are switching parties, from Democratic to Republican.
— David Wildstein (@wildstein) February 7, 2023
“I want to commend Mayor Joseph Pannullo, along with the Councilmembers for making a common sense choice that will best serve their constituents going forward” NJGOP Chairman @BobHugin https://t.co/en3oBiNb6i
— New Jersey GOP (@NJGOP) February 8, 2023
If the town’s leadership switched from GOP to Democrat, this would be a national news story.
Because this could be perceived as a win for Republicans, it will be ignored.
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