McDermott Announces He Won't Run for Re-Election
18-year committeeman won't seek seat when his term expires at the end of this year.
After 18 years on the Millburn Township Committee, Committeeman Thomas McDermott announced at Tuesday night’s meeting he will not seek re-election this coming November.
"I've served my 18 years on the committee," he said. "I think it's time to move on and let someone else take over."
McDermott grew up in Millburn as a third-generation resident. He previously told Patch he was "deeply commitmited to this town" and his family has “always contributed to this community."
He first took office Jan. 1, 1996 and has since served as mayor from 2001-2005 and in 2010. He also served as deputy mayor from 1997-2001 and 2009.
In 2005, he received the Outstanding Service Award as an Elected Official from the New Jersey Municipal Management Association.
"I'm not going to make any comments now since you are still here until the end of the year," Mayor Sandra Haimoff said following the announcement.
McDermott said he made the announcement Tuesday because petitions to run for the open seat are due April 1.
The township committee is comprised of five members who serve three-year terms.
More to come from Millburn Township Committee Tuesday night's meeting.