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Morris County Commissioner John Krickus. (Photo: Morris County Board of Commissioners).

Krickus set to lead Morris county commission

By David Wildstein, December 01 2022 9:42 am

John Krickus will serve as director of  the Morris County Board of Commissioners next year, Republican County Chair Laura Marie Ali announced today.

He will replace Tayfun Selen, who faces re-election in 2023.

Commissioner-elect Christine Myers, who was elected last month, will serve as deputy director, a post that potentially sets her up to rotate into the top spot in 2024.

“John Krickus and Christine Myers will be a terrific team providing, fiscally conservative leadership for Morris County government in 2023 and will continue to hold the line on taxes, invest in infrastructure and education, making the best run county in New Jersey even better,” Ali stated.

Krickus was elected Morris County freeholder in 2012 on his second try, but lost a 2015 Republican primary to Myers.  He lost another GOP primary in 2016 but returned to the freeholder board in 2018 and again in 2021.  Krickus spent twelve years on the Washington Township Committee, including three as mayor.

Myers joined the Trump administration in 2017 as an official of the regional office of the Small Business Administration.  She completed her term but did not seek re-election in 2018.

Republicans have a 7-0 majority on the commissioner board.  Democrats have not won a race since Douglas Romaine scored a seat in the 1973 Watergate wave election.

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