NJ politicians in one local community switch from Democrat to Republican. The mayor of East Hanover and the four councilman switched their political affiliation from Democrat to Republican.
“Municipal leaders have a responsibility to best represent their constituents, and it is our belief this change of party is in the best interest of the community,”
Pannullo, who has served as mayor since 2007, said in a statement.
“As the nastiness, rhetoric, and social media vitriol of national politics continues to infiltrate local governance, we collectively determined this was the best course of action to keep the focus on local issues impacting our community.”
Morris County Democratic chairwoman Amalia Duarte said she was disappointed by the move.
Nationally this won't get much attention, if the town’s leadership switched from GOP to Democrat, this would be a national news story.