John Forte Appointed by Council to Serve Until November

In the May 8 Council meeting, John Forte was selected in a unanimous vote to fill the open council seat through November 7, 2023, following the resignation of Deb Coen. In a statement issued by the Borough, it was noted that John “brings a wealth of experience, dedication, and a passion for serving the Madison community.”

Read more about this appointment in the Madison Eagle

John Forte made a statement in response to the appointment: “I would like to express my immense gratitude to the Mayor and Council for this appointment to serve with them. It is truly an honor to have their trust put in me to continue the good work they’re doing as stewards of Madison for future generations. I look forward to learning from their collective decades of experience and I am ready to serve the residents of Madison to the best of my abilities.

This is an honor that I take very seriously, and I pledge my commitment to listen to all members of the community and do my best to ensure that Madison continues to be a vibrant, desirable community that attracts residents and businesses. I look forward to the work ahead and collaboration with the Mayor, Council, Borough Administration, and all the dedicated employees and volunteers. Again, I’m grateful for this honor and I am truly humbled by their vote of confidence in me to serve in this role.”

Mayor Conley also commented on the positive outcome of this process: “We had three very strong candidates’ names put forward to fill the vacant council seat. I have had the pleasure of working with John on the planning board for the past twelve years and have witnessed his dedication to Madison. He will be a tremendous asset to this council, and I look forward to working with him.” 

John Forte will serve in this interim role until the November 7 general election, at which time he will appear on the ballot for a regular three year term, along with Bob Landrigan, who is seeking reelection to his council seat. Read more about John and all the 2023 democratic candidates on the Meet the Candidates page.