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Huegel, Mahr and Boris
Huegel, Mahr and Boris


The Fanwood Democratic Committee announced on Monday, April 11, 2011, that it had selected Mayor Colleen Mahr to run for re-election for Mayor, Councilman Russell Huegel to run for re-election to the Borough Council and Kevin Boris, Chairman of the Planning Board to run for the open Council seat being vacated by Councilwoman Joan Wheeler who chose not to seek re-election.

   Jack Molenaar, Vice Chair of the Fanwood Democratic Committee, made the announcement. "Mayor Colleen Mahr, Councilman Russell Heugel and Kevin Boris represent the absolute best that Fanwood has to offer. We are pleased that they have agreed to continue to serve our great community and know they will run a spirited, grass roots campaign."

   Mr. Molenaar, a former Councilman himself, explained that Mayor Mahr has guided Fanwood through "extraordinarily challenging times while moving innumerable initiatives to completion." He went on to explain that Mayor Mahr's "leadership has maintained all the important services that our community needs and deserves. Public safety and the quality of life in Fanwood continue to be a hallmark under the Mayor's leadership."   

   "It has been a great privilege and honor to serve all the people of Fanwood and I pledge to continue to seek out ways to alleviate the tax burden on our residents, especially our seniors and young families, through increased shared services, economic development and redevelopment and good, sound fiscal policies," stated Mayor Mahr.  

   Councilman Huegel exclaimed that "the crisis that has been imposed upon us by the State requires every municipality to examine new and creative thinking in operating government and to be disciplined so as to be able to make the correct, though often difficult, decisions."   

   Councilman Huegel pledged to continue to be that "voice for Fanwood and that is why I am seeking re-election."

   According to Kevin Boris, "as Chair of the Fanwood Planning Board, I have worked hand in hand with Mayor Mahr and Councilman Huegel to bring to fruition Fanwood Crossing, the most recent redevelopment initiative to be approved at the corner of South Avenue and Martine Avenue. This is a perfect example of local government units working together to achieve great things for the Borough. I now want to serve the people of Fanwood as councilman, making shared services a top priority."

   Mayor Mahr, Councilman Huegel and Kevin Boris are running as the leadership team to guide Fanwood forward.

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Mayor Colleen Mahr, Councilman Russ Huegel and Council candidate Kevin Boris, Chairman of the Fanwood Planning Board, were on hand Thursday, May 19, 2011, for the momentous groundbreaking for Fanwood Crossing, the new mixed use retail and apartment complex that will be built at the corner of South and Martine Avenues in the heart of downtown. The groundbreaking was a milestone for the Mahr administration and a significant step forward in the evolution of Fanwood. More pictures here.

US Rep. Pallone Rallys Voters at Mayor's Home

U.S. Rep. Pallone with the Mahr team.
U.S. Rep. Pallone with the Mahr team.

Mayor Colleen Mahr hosted an outdoor barbecue picnic on Monday, September 26th, highlighted by an address by U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, (D) 6th District.  Pallone substituted for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg who cancelled because the Senate was called to vote on a bill that would release post-Irene disaster funding.  Pallone urged the assembled guests to get out the vote on November 8th, an off-year election during which voter turnout is expected to be low. Making similar pleas to the guests were NJ State Senator Nick Scutari and Assemblywoman Linda Stender.  The guests were required to donate either $30 or food items for the local food pantry.