Montclair, NJ — Back in October, Mayor Robert Jackson told Baristanet: “I’m definitely running again unless I decide not to.”
Now it seems Jackson has decided not to — at least for now.
When asked this morning about rumors that he would not be running for Montclair mayor again, and forgoing what could be a third consecutive term, Jackson said “I cannot refute those rumors.”
A number of Montclair Council incumbents said they would run here, but this news could affect who wants to run for mayor.
Will we see Dr. Renee Baskerville, Sean Spiller or Bill Hurlock make a move out of their wards to seek the mayor position? And what about a new group of candidates, possibly running on a platform of putting education and Montclair Schools first, picking up packets? Stay tuned.
Municipal elections are held the second Tuesday in May, which is May 12, 2020. Packets have been available for pick up since January, but signed petitions must be submitted by the March 9 deadline to get on the ballot.