News 2023

Unofficial results of the Nov. 7th general election

"I want to thank the voters of Fanwood for the continued faith and support they have shown myself and my running mates, Anthony Carter and Jeff Banks. Serving as your Mayor has been one of the most rewarding experiences on my life, and I am proud of the many successes we have had together," Mayor Mahr said in a statement to TAPintoSPF.


"I will continue to work hard to ensure Fanwood remains a model of a small suburban town with charm, has a variety of housing options, a downtown that offers something for everyone and great public spaces," Mayor Mahr added. "I will do my best to remain accessible and transparent with the amazing residents of Fanwood."

Colleen Endorsed by Elect Women NJ

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been endorsed by Elect Women NJ, an organization that funds candidates by prioritizing diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and geography in their review process. Colleen is among 33 diverse, Democratic, and pro-choice women to run for local office in NJ races. Congrats, Colleen!

Colleen Endorsed by the NJ League of Conservation Voters

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Colleen Mahr in her campaign for Mayor of Fanwood. The LCV is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions.

“As a mayor who works hard every day for our residents to enjoy clean air, clear water and open space, having the endorsement of the New Jersey LCV is an affirmation of the hard but necessary work and I humbly thank them for this important endorsement,” remarked Mayor Mahr.

Dems support Fanwood 5K and Health Fair

Our Committee was a proud sponsor of this year’s Fanwood 5K Pizza Run/Family Fun Run and Health Fair held on the front lawn of Borough Hall. Councilwoman Trisha Walsh and District 6 Democratic Committeeman Neal Fitzsimmons were among the runners.

Dems turn out for Anthony, Jeff & Colleen

The October 12th fundraiser for the Fanwood Democratic Committee brought local and regional Democrats to the home of Councilman Anthony Carter who, with Councilman Jeff Banks and Mayor Colleen Mahr, is running for re-election. The trio posed with Assemblywoman Linda Carter and were joined by elected officials from across Union County and elsewhere in New Jersey. Photos below.

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Join us for a fundraiser October 12th

Senator Booker supporting Fanwood Democrats

Senator Cory Booker spoke at a fundraiser in September and we were honored he supported us and our candidates! He's pictured here with Councilwomen Trisha Walsh and Gina Berry, Mayor Colleen Mahr, Councilman Anthony Carter and Democratic Committee member Pat Plante.

Happy Summer! Dems turnout for Memorial Day.

Parade Grand Marshall USAF First Sgt. Oshanda Erb with Mayor Mahr, Council members Jeff Banks, Trisha Walsh and Gina Berry and Democratic Committee members  Jill Jackson-Jones, John Celardo, Tom Plante and Pat Plante about to embark on the Memorial Day Parade.

Celebrating Colleen Mahr's 20th Year as Mayor

Mayor Colleen Mahr with many Fanwood supporters at her 20th anniversary fundraiser May 18, 2023 at the Westwood in Garwood. Funds raised will benefit the upcoming campaign for re-election of Mayor Mahr and Councilmen Jeff Banks and Anthony Carter.

Campaign 2023 Launched: Mahr, Banks, Carter run again; Dem Committee members nominated

Councilman Jeff Banks, Mayor Colleen Mahr and Councilman Anthony Carter are all running for re-election! For Colleen, it will be an unprecedented 6th term. This is her 20th year as Mayor! Get out and vote in the New Jersey primary on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023.

All 14 Democratic Committee members also on the June ballot

Mayor Mahr hosted the 2023 nominating meeting of the Fanwood Democratic Committee on March 5th. The assembled members nominated all 14 candidates for Committee including six new members--Councilwoman Gina Berry, Neal Fitzsimmons, Jill Jackson-Jones, Tom Kranz, Paul Marder and Tanisha McGriff. 

Councilwomen Gina Berry & Kathy Mitchell Sworn in during annual reorganization meeting

Mayor Mahr administered the oath of office to Gina, whose husband Jamal held the bible. 

Kathy was sworn in to her 8th term by Borough Attorney Russ Huegel. Her niece Cynthia held the bible.

Kathy and Gina were elected in November in uncontested races. They are part of the majority of women now serving on the Fanwood Council. They were sworn during the annual reorganization meeting held Monday, January 2, 2023.

Longtime Fanwood Democratic Committee member Tom Plante presented our newly sworn Councilwomen with congratulatory bouquets courtesy of the Committee.