Maplewood Township Committee member Marlon K. Brownlee will run for re-election to a second term, according to an email announcement he made late Tuesday evening.
Brownlee was elected to the committee in 2010, beating Republican candidate Bart Albini.
"I am privileged and I am thankful for having the opportunity to be on the Maplewood Township Committee for the past two years," Brownlee wrote. "I hope to be able to serve again, and to continue to work with residents and township officials and be a constructive and creative voice in discussions about how to continue moving Maplewood forward!"
Members of the Maplewood Township Committee serve three-year terms. The seat currently held by Brownlee will be up for election in November, with the primary held in June. The Maplewood Democratic Committee endorses a candidate for the primary and the winner of the primary is the endorsed candidate for the November general election.
MDC Chair Ian Grodman recently told Patch generally the committee has endorsed incumbents, with one or two exceptions over the years. "If an incumbent is running, there is a likelihood that people are happy," Grodman said.
"Marlon has done a fantastic job in his first term on the Maplewood Township Committee," said Grodman. "The Maplewood Democratic Committee will hear his request to be endorsed again, as well as the requests of others who are interested in the Committee's endorsement, in our March 14 meeting."