Christine Myers, a former Morris County freeholder who left office in 2018 after joining the Trump administration, is preparing to enter the race to reclaim her old job.
She is now the fifth candidate for the three seats on the Morris County Board of Commissioners. She joins incumbents Douglas Cabana and Tom Mastrangelo, Pequannock Councilwoman Melissa Florance-Lynch, and Mendham Township Committeewoman and former mayor Sarah Neibart. Commissioner Kathy DeFilippo is not seeking re-election to a third term.
Myers became the regional advocate of the U.S. Small Business Administration in December 2017. She completed her final year on the freeholder board but did not seek re-election in 2018.
For a brief period in 2018, allies of former Gov. Chris Christie tried to convince Myers to leave the SBA to run for the House seat of retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen in New Jersey’s 11th district.
Myers continued to use her campaign account while serving in the Trump administration before finally closing it down in March 2019.