Brownlee Will Run for Re-Election to Maplewood Township Committee

Committeeman has served since 2011.


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."

John Harvey February 13, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Marlon, congratulations on your decision. As a voter, It would be helpful to know what you consider your three most significant accomplishments during your current term, and specifically your influence on the outcome. Ian, you mention that Marlon "has done a fantastic job". I do not disagree, I simply do not know how to distinguish one candidate's accomplishments from the group in a one party governing body. What would you say are the accomplishments that lead you to say Marlon has done a fantastic job? Thanks to both - John
John Harvey February 28, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Marlon and Ian, it would be helpful to gain your perspective, even if only as a courtesy. Thanks - John


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