The State Treasury’s director of communications announced she would seek a commission seat in Bordentown Monday, joining a growing rank of Murphy administration officials running for local office.
“There is so much at stake right now with a number of new developments on tap that will chart the course of our city for many years to come,” Jennifer Sciortino said. “If elected, I will put my decades of government experience to good use by working with residents, businesses and city government to make sure we get it right. This starts with fostering an open and inclusive dialogue that embraces diverse points of view.”
Sciortino said she wanted to improve communications between Bordentown’s elected officials and its residents. She was press secretary to former Gov. Dick Codey (D-Roseland) when he was Senate president.
“That starts with a willingness to listen,” she said. “I want to be an advocate and a voice for everyone who calls Bordentown City home – young and old, homeowners and renters alike, small business owners and their patrons, families who have been here for generations and those who have recently put down roots.”
All three seats on Bordentown’s commission are up for election this year.
Sciortino’s candidacy is the latest mounted by members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Assistant Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Tennille McCoy is running to replace Mercer County Commissioner Pat Colavita Jr., who is not seeking re-election.
Last year, Murphy aide Matt Stanisci won a seat on Greenbrook’s township committee.