Linden Mayor Derek Armstead is trying to expand his political base outside his hometown, endorsing Archange Antoine for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Roselle.
“Roselle is a community in need of a leader who will put the best interest of Roselle first and foremost. Archange is that leader,” Armstead said. “I have witnessed Archange’s dedication and involvement in Roselle since his days on the Roselle Board of Education and know that as Mayor, Archange will put the interest of Roselle residents first and will get Roselle back on track.”
Antoine was removed from his school board seat last September, taking advantage of a little-used statute that permits removal when a member misses three consecutive meetings.
Mayor Christine Dansereau is expected to seek re-election. Dansereau had backed Colleen Mahr for Union County Democratic chairman in 2017 in a race where Armstead was Mahr’s running mate.