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Button to Run on Independent Ticket

Citing unfinished business, Mayor John Button confirmed Monday he would be running for township council in the fall with two new running mates.

Mayor John Button has quieted the rumor mill by officially confirming he will be running for township council this fall as an Independent alongside Randy Cherkas and Elaine Goralski. 

Button speculated on the possibility of an Independent run after in March, but the mayor had so far refrained from announcing a decision.

On Monday however, Button said he would be running: "I'm not ready to walk away from some of the work we've done."

He lauded his running mates, saying both have "excellent financial backgrounds and leadership qualities." He said Cherkas, a member of the township planning board, and Goralski both have a track record of involvement in various township activities and committees.

Button said he felt "very good" about the ticket and it would "focus strongly on the issues."

Beyond that however, he remained coy, declining an opportunity to delve further into the reasons behind his decision or their platform.

"I will have more to say in the near future," he said.

The filing deadline for an Independent ticket to get on the November ballot is 4 p.m. June 5, which Button said they'd have no problem meeting. 

Philly May 30, 2012 at 01:37 AM
yeah, we heard that there are some that may be writing people in for those committee spots. Also heard some that some that are running may be a button supporters. we wonder what that mrmc will look like soon...
Stanwick station May 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Over cereal checked that ballot in the mail and saw two guys running for a committee spot here. What's that? Also I saw the same guy run for a delegate in another column? This is confusing. Anyone know what this all means?
Rob Scott May 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Would someone mind snapping a picture of the sample ballot and emailing it to me at rob.scott@patch.com so I can see exactly what it looks like? It'd be appreciated.
another philly May 31, 2012 at 02:41 AM
..oh yeah, so what is plan for those write-ins? hmm we hears of them places of that happenin'? what's the mrmc plannin of a doin' ? who's knocking for dem voters? tuesday will show somethin?
Moorestown Resident June 01, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Sample ballots are on the county clerk website, Rob - http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/upload/County_Clerk/Images/P2012_Samples_2.pdf

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