Earlier this month, the Democratic candidates for Morris County Commissioner, T.C. McCourt, Judy Hernandez, and Alicia Sharma, accepted the League of Women Voters’ invitation to participate in a candidate forum, but their Republican opponents declined.
This was part of a trend across Morris County in which Democratic candidates accepted debate invitations, but the Republicans ducked out.
As a result, there are no debates in many towns with contested elections, including:
- Chatham Borough Council
- Chatham Township Committee
- Dover Board of Alderman
- Madison Council
- Mendham Borough Mayor and Council
- Mendham Township Committee
- Morris Plains Mayor and Council
- Morris Township Committee
The voters of Morris County deserve a discussion of the issues we face today and will face in the future. We urge the Republican candidates to join us in organizing forums for our candidates.— Amalia Duarte