Colombi Ready to Announce Another Run for Commissioner
The mayor will make an announcement about her candidacy Saturday at the annual Haddonfield Mayor's Breakfast.
Tish Colombi, the borough mayor, is set to announce her candidacy for another four years on the Board of Commissioners.
Colombi, who has been one of three borough commissioners for the past 28 years and the mayor for the past 10, said she will make an announcement about her candidacy at the annual Mayor's Breakfast Saturday morning at the First Presbyterian Church.
When asked by a reporter if she intended to declare her candidacy she said: "Can't abandon the ship in the middle of the stream."
Commissioners Ed Borden and Jeff Kasko on Monday were not ready to say if they were running for another four-year term.
"You'll have to ask my wife," Borden said with a smile. He said he will not likely make an announcement on his candidacy on Saturday.
Kasko echoed Borden about running.
"We'll see," he said. Kasko also said he did not intend to announce his intentions on Saturday.
Colombi, Borden and Kasko are all scheduled to deliver their annual state of the borough addresses at the breakfast and the Lions Club citizen of the year will also be announced.
Borden has been a commissioner for eight years and Kasko for four. The borough is under the commission form of government in which three commissioners are elected and then elect a mayor among themselves.
The borough is also under a nonpartisan form of government in which party affiliations are not declared. But for the record, Colombi and Kasko are Republicans and Borden is a Democrat.
The election will be held on the second week of May and candidates will have to file a nominating petition with Camden County by March 15.