Bomgaars Makes it Official: He Will Not Run for Another Term on Summit Council; Summit Republican Committee to Hold Convention on March 20
Monday, March 11, 2013 • 6:58am
SUMMIT, NJ--Summit Second Ward Councilman and Common Council finance chairman David Bomgaars told The Alternative Press on Sunday that he would not be seeking another term on the governing body this November.
Bomgaars, who has been a member of the council for nine years, has twice chaired the finance committee and also has been president of the council twice during his tenure.
In making his announcement, the Second Ward representative said, "I believe that there are very well qualified, potential Republican candidates for my council seat in 2014."
The Second Ward representative said last week that he had made a New Year’s resolution not to run again but wanted to confer with city GOP officials before making a final decision.
With the announcement, Bomgaars became the second veteran governing body member to step out of the ring for this year’s election cycle. First Ward Councilman Tom Getzendanner announced last Tuesday that he would not seek another term.
That leaves Councilman-at-Large Gregory Drummond as the only incumbent in the race for the three seats that will be open this fall.
Summit Republicans will hold a convention on Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at Christ Church to determine who the party will endorse in the June primary election.
The city’s Democratic Party has not yet announced if it will field candidates for the at-large and two ward council positions and, if so, who its contenders for those positions will be.