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Bordentown City Commissioner-elect Jen Sciortino. (Photo: Facebook.)

Sciortino wins a seat in Bordentown

Lynch, Meyers re-elected

By Nikita Biryukov, May 11 2021 8:59 pm

The Murphy administration has representation on Bordentown’s City Commission.

Treasury Communications Director Jennifer Sciortino ran in first with 600 votes to win a seat on the three-member body along with Mayor Jim Lynch (578) and Commissioner Joseph Meyers (585).

By tradition, that means Sciortino will become the mayor.

Another Treasury official, pension and benefits specialist Ed Foley, ran for local office there but fell short of victory, earning 384 votes.

Incumbent Commissioner John Brodowski withdrew from the race last month but did so after mail-in ballots had been printed and sent to voters. His name remained on the ballot, and 145 voters wanted to send him into office.

Before joining the State Treasurer’s office, Sciortino served as deputy press secretary to Gov. Richard Codey, as press secretary to the Senate President while Codey occupied that post, and as deputy communications director for the Assembly Majority Office.

Her and Foley’s candidacies are the latest mounted by members of Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. Assistant Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Tennille McCoy sought to replace Mercer County Commissioner Pat Colavita Jr., who is not seeking re-election, but withdrew from the race.

Last year, Murphy aide Matt Stanisci won a seat on Greenbrook’s township committee.

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