New Vacancy on Council – Candidates Sought for Immediate Appointment

The Highland Park Democratic Municipal Committee announced this week that it is interviewing applicants wishing to complete the unexpired term of Councilman Jim Walsh, who soon will be relocating from Highland Park to California.

Since Mr. Walsh is a Democrat, it is the Democratic Municipal Committee that is tasked with submitting three candidates to Council. At the Feb. 21 council meeting, the mayor and council will appoint an individual who will serve from Feb. 21 to December 31. If the individual wishes to remain on Council, he or she will have to run for election in the November for a one-year term.

Council member Walsh was elected to council in November of 2015 and started his three-year term on January 1, 2016. Since the beginning of this year, he has served at chair of the Council’s Public Works Committee. He is renowned in the community for his passion for social justice and environmental protection issues. He is currently the Mid-Atlantic director of Food & Water Watch, an organization committed to building grassroots power to protect the human right to water and create a more healthy and just food system.

All candidates should be prepared to present themselves for an interview with the municipal committee on Sunday Feb. 19, 7 p.m. at the Pride Center, 85 Raritan Avenue, Suite 100. The only requirements are: 1- submission of a resume in person at the interview and/or sending it beforehand to the Highland Park Democratic Municipal Committee, PO Box 4794, Highland Park NJ 08904; 2- residence in Highland Park for one year; 3- registered Democrat.

To schedule an interview, please contact: Bruce Morgan, chair, Highland Park Democratic Municipal Committee, PO Box 4794, Highland Park, NJ 08904 or call 732-539-8509 or email

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