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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. 

Ross Chatham May 22, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Oh snap bro, this election in the M-town is gonna to be off the hook. This guy really pushes my buttons.
No New Taxes 2012 May 23, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Kick Butt out! Butt will raise your taxes. Look at his honey do list.... add up these costs, studies, and yada yaga... I wonder why John simply doesn't understand " NO ". Now, what is you were saying about raising taxes? Buying BONDS raises taxes BTW.
No New Taxes 2012 May 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Just ask yourself - your fellow republican colleagues who worked tirelessly to have you elected several years ago, now find themselves not wanting to support you as current mayor for re-election and chose 3 other persons to represent them in the upcoming election. Just makes one wonder - what gives? What does the republican town committee not know that Mayor Button does? One real question for Moorestown taxpayers is: Can we really, really afford Mayor Button again? How much has he cost us? How much money has been wasted by Mayor Button?
Dave May 23, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Doesn't seem a lot of interest in this piece? I guess people don't care of he runs? I guess issues at the meeting fizzled that news? Hmm. What does GTS, Donnerstag, etc have to say now?
Bob May 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM
We got our sample ballots today in the mail. We noticed that there are two people running for a "committee" spot. Are one of these people part of buttons ticket? Who should we vote for?
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 (Editor) 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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