Roselle’s Democratic Municipal Committee is backing Donald Shaw, State Sen. Nick Scutari’s mayoral candidate, and his slate of council candidates over incumbent Mayor Christine Dansereau and Archange Antoine, who has the support of Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.
“Today, we launch a campaign to move our community forward and start addressing the day-to-day challenges we all face,” Shaw said. “I’m not interested in longstanding political bickering between politicians. Along with Janna and Brandis, I’m focused on achieving real results for Roselle residents – our safety, strengthening of infrastructure and expansion of community programs.”
Janna Williams is running for an at-Large council seat. Brandis Puryear is seeking to become the councilman of Roselle’s fourth ward.
The three-way fight is an extension of ongoing feuds in Union County, where Scutari and Armstead are vying for control of the county committee ahead of a county chair election in June.
Scutari is seeking a second term as county chair. He beat Fanwood mayor Colleen Mahr, a Dansereau ally, 412-341 in 2018.