Election 2016

I have lived in Madison for almost twenty-five years – raised a family, volunteered on exceptional committees, and met people who have challenged me, and made my life richer for the experience. 

Over the years, I have observed a tradition of cooperative government in town.  Borough Council members, recognizing that the needs of Madison transcend party affiliation have worked together to create a community that supports all of its constituencies, regardless of where they live or work.  When Council members worked together to create a sustaining community, Madison has prospered.

I moved to Madison from the west coast over 15 years ago, primarily to be closer to my three children and nine grandchildren. When I first came here, I thought the town was absolutely beautiful and had all the required services, education facilities, fine restaurants, churches, and medical facilities, and it had an easy commute into the city. But it was not until I had actually lived here that I truly understood the inner beauty and sense of community that is Madison. It did not take me long before I became increasingly involved in Borough services.  And then when I retired in early 2009, I dove in and immersed myself fully in community affairs.

Byrne Elected to Council

Democratic candidate for Madison Borough Council Maureen Byrne was elected to a three-year term on November 8.  Byrne was the top vote-getter in the muncipal election receiving 3640 votes.  Incumbent Patrick Rowe was reelected to a second three-year term, coming in second with 3600 votes. Byrne will take her seat on the council at the January 2nd council reorganization meeting to be held at 5:00 PM at borough hall.

In a letter to the editor of the Madison Eagle, Byrne thanked the citizens of Madison for her election and promised to remember those who encouraged her and shared with her their hopes for the community. She committed herself to be true to the town’s “values, to work to achieve consensus, and to listen carefully and thoughtfully to (its) concerns.” To read the entire letter as published in the Eagle, click here.

In a separate letter to the editor, candiate John Hoover thanked "all the citizens of Madison for their enthusiastic involvement in the election."  Although not elected, Hoover promised "stay active and as involved as ever in Madison." To read the entire letter as published in the Eagle, click here

Welcome to to the Website of the Madison Democratic Committee

A borough of Morris County, New Jersey, Madison is known as the Rose City as it once had extensive greenhouses serving the cut flower trade. Today, the Rose City is still blooming and home to over 16,000 people, two universities – Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson – and a thriving central business district. The borough government consists of a directly elected mayor, who serves a four-year term, and a borough council, whose members are elected to serve three-year terms of office, with two seats elected each year. Madison is a diverse community with a significant Democratic presence in local government. The Mayor, Bob Conley, and four of the six members of the Borough Council, Carmela Vitale, Astri Baillie, Bob Landrigan, and Ben Wolkowitz are Democrats. The Madison Democratic Committee consists of as many as 28 members: one man and one woman for each of the 14 voting districts in the borough. (Click here for a map of the Madison voting districts.) The Committee members are elected every 2 years during the primary elections, and vacancies can be filled by a vote of the existing members of the Committee. Committee is responsible for selecting candidates who will run on the Regular Democratic Party line in primary elections.

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