Incumbent Merz and Fellow GOP Fallon Join Ticket

With a family history in Jefferson Township that closely parallels the 238-year history of the United States itself, Russell Felter is not about to abandon his family’s township legacy now.

In fact, Felter, Jefferson’s current mayor is throwing his hat in the ring again, announcing his run for an historic sixth term as the township’s mayor, noting his family roots go back over 200 years in the township.

Felter tells The Jefferson Chronicle he is launching his re-election campaign for the township’s top office with a kick-off luncheon and fundraiser, Saturday, March 3.

The mayor noted that two fellow Republicans will join him on the ticket.

Incumbent Council President Debi Merz, who has over 26 years of municipal experience is running for re-election with Felter. Mertz is an active volunteer with the Municipal Alliance and JT Connect.

Newcomer to the 2018 ticket is Patty Fallon of Lake Shawnee. A local entrepreneur and local business owner since 1997, Fallon is a long-time township resident. If elected, Fallon tells The Chronicle that her 20 years of business experience would bring additional strength to the council.

The candidates issued an open invitation to township residents to meet them one-on-one at Gatwyn’s II on Saturday, March 3, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a campaign fundraiser. The $40 per person event includes a luncheon. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call 973-224-3927.

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