Democrats Remind Voters to Vote on June 4

Madison Planning Board member Rachel Ehrlich, Mayor Bob Conley, and Councilwoman Maureen Byrne encourage all Madison voters to register their preferences and vote in the June 4th primary election.  Mayor Conley and Councilwoman Byrne are running for re-election and will be joined on the Democratic ticket by Ms. Ehrlich, who is running for Borough Council.  Running as a team, Conley, Byrne, and Ehrlich believe they share a common vision that focuses on what matters to Madison residents both now and for the future. 

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MADISON — In a prepared statement, Mayor Bob Conley of Brittan Street, Councilwoman Maureen Byrne of Albright Circle and Planning Board member Rachel Ehrlich of Kings Road remind Madison residents of the importance of registering for and voting in the June 4th primary election.   Mayor Conley and Councilwoman Byrne are running for re-election and will be joined on the Democratic ticket by Ms. Ehrlich, who is running for Borough Council.  Conley, Byrne, and Ehrlich are running together in 2019 as a team.

 “We ask all voters to come out to vote and show their support for your legislative, county-wide, and borough candidates on June 4th , the candidates stated. “ Local level government is important to all of us.  The services we receive from our municipal government – police and fire protection, electric, water, and health services, leaf, trash, and recyclable collections, snow removal, our library, parks and fields – touch our lives daily.

Together, we will work to ensure that Madison residents continue to receive the services they have come to expect and in a fiscally responsible way.   As a team, we share a vision that focuses on what matters to Madison residents both now and for the future.  Easing the traffic and parking crunch, supporting sensible development that maintains the town’s character, ensuring that living in Madison remains affordable for all its residents, and making Madison a leader in environmental stewardship. 

These common goals require the ability to listen and gain the trust of the community, the people skills to debate and build consensus, a vision for the future while also balancing immediate needs and the heads down, hard work mindset that represents the values that Madison is built upon.”

Councilwoman Maureen Byrne continued, “Thanks to a strong Borough Council and the leadership of Mayor Bob Conley, Madison has a solid foundation to build upon.  A careful and considered budgeting process based on our strategic planning guidelines has led to a 0% tax increase and a 50% increase in the utility dividend in 2019.  We’ve invested in our roads, upgraded utilities, improved our parks, fields and playgrounds, all the while securing an enviable AAA credit rating.  I am proud to have contributed to this record of accomplishment during my term on the council.

Bob and I are excited to be running for re-election with Rachel Ehrlich.  Rachel joined the Madison Planning Board in 2017.  There she has brought her expertise as an architect and her commitment to the community to help develop a roadmap that will shape Madison’s future.” 

Prior to being elected mayor in 2011, Bob Conley served two three-year terms on the Madison Borough Council. He has served as chairman of the Chatham Joint Meeting Finance Committee and was founding chair of the Shared Services Committee with the Board of Education and the Traffic Calming Committee.  Conley is a past chairman of the Madison Recreation Committee and was a member of the Open Space and Recreation & Historic Preservation Advisory Committees. 

Councilwoman Byrne has been a Madison resident for more than 25 years, raising a family, and holding numerous volunteer positions in the community including membership on the Downtown Development Committee, Friends of the Madison Public Library and the Thursday Morning Club.  Ms. Byrne is running for her second term on the borough council and currently is the council liaison for the Public Works, Engineering and Finance departments and the Borough Clerk’s office.

Rachel Ehrlich and her husband also chose Madison as an ideal place to live and raise a family.  “We were attracted to the vibrant and walkable downtown, year-round calendar of community events and strong values established generations ago,” she stated.  As a decorated and accomplished architect, candidate Ehrlich believes that the qualities of her profession will translate into success for Madison.  “Architects are trained to prepare for the future, to consider the health and well-being of people where they live and work and are natural consensus builders,” she noted.

Conley, Byrne and Ehrlich concluded, “Our government works when people are engaged and actively involved.  We urge all Madison residents to vote in the upcoming June 4th primary.  As a team, we will bring relevant and proven experience, expertise in community development and an ability to challenge our colleagues in municipal government to ensure the needs of all the residents of Madison are considered. We look forward to meeting with Madison voters during the campaign season and listening to their concerns.  While Madison is a wonderful place to live, we see a number of opportunities to build on that strong foundation.”


Read the full article on the Madison Eagle: Madison Democrats: Local elections are still important