Montclair’s Cary Africk Decides to Run Again

UPDATE Thursday Jan. 5 11:25 a.m.: Councilor Nick Lewis says he hasn’t picked up a packet yet but is “sort of leaning toward running again.” He adds, “I’ve got to find a slate of people who I like.”

Cary Africk has announced today he will run again for Montclair office. Here’s his announcement.

During the last month I’ve run into many residents throughout the township whose first question to me has been: “you are running again for office, aren’t you?”

Well after a good bit of thought about what has transpired over the past 3 years, I’ve decided to run again. There’s much work to be done. And I want to help create a positive group that has the skill set to execute the both fiscal and operating changes we need here to turn Montclair around.

My decision will be to do that as a 2nd ward Councilor, or to run for a town-wide position. That’s why I’ve taken both packets today as a potential candidate.

I’ve also had discussions with various people whom I respect and who are also considering running for Council. Whether I run on a slate, or run independently, is also a decision that needs to be made based on how I think I can best help Montclair for the future.

Councilor Renee Baskerville was the first candidate to pick up a packet to run in the May elections.

Are you surprised that Africk is running or did you expect it? Who do you think won’t run for re-election?

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  1. Great news for ROC’s need for a diversion while waiting for whatever it is he downloads at work as part of his job description.
    But seriously, best of luck, Cary.

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