MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Democratic Committee announced their many successes at the local level. In what is typically a bad year for Democrats in New Jersey, the Morris County Democrats picked up nine local seats, including two mayoral seats in the Town of Boonton and Chatham Borough, while protecting most of our previously held Democratic seats.
“We could not be more proud of our accomplishments this year,” stated Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson, “By knocking on tens of thousands of doors and engaging voters, we brought many of these local candidates over the finish line and flipped towns that have not been in Democratic control for decades, if ever.”
Morris Democrats picked up seats in Boonton, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison, Morris Plains, and Morristown, gaining control in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township.
In addition to flipping these seats from red to blue, the Morris County Democrats also flipped the town of Dover from an entirely oppositional government to a truly Democratic and representative slate. In an astonishing victory, all five organization-backed candidates in Dover defeated Mayor James Dodd and his team of Alderman candidates. “In the span of two election cycles, we brought strong Democratic leadership to the town of Dover and defeated Dodd’s Democrats in Name Only. Dover residents will finally have a local government that truly represents them and will work with other Democrats at all levels of government,” said Chairman Chip Robinson.
The Democratic Chairman also gave a nod to other candidates who ran on the Democratic ticket this November, stating, “I would also like to thank the many candidates who ran for office and didn’t quite get over the line this November. In many of these towns and districts, this year was the first time we had Democrats running serious races. We are so proud of the work they did moving the needle.”