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Forte enters race for Lewis’ Lawrence council seat

By David Wildstein, November 10 2022 2:16 pm

Joe Forte, the vice chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee LGBTQ Caucus and veteran state employee, will seek a soon-to-be open seat on the Lawrence Township Council.

The seat will become vacant in January when Cathleen Lewis resigns to become a Mercer County Commissioner.

“As Cathleen’s replacement, I would do an outstanding job on the Township Council,” Forte said.  “Giving back to community is important my to me.

After Lewis steps down, the Democratic County Committee must submit three names to the council as candidates to fill the open seat.  The council may pick one; if they don’t, the final decision reverts back to the county committee.

Forte is a county committeeman and serves on the local Zoning Board.

As a candidate, Forte said that “disability issues and uplifting others’ voices have always been a passion of mine.”

“The most critical issues facing central New Jersey are growing our economy to create jobs and making New Jersey affordable for our hard-working families and seniors. As a long-term resident of New Jersey and a product of the public school system,” stated Forte. “I know how important it is to make New Jersey more family friendly.  That means creating jobs, protecting our environment, and making life more affordable.”

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