McCurrie says she won’t seek new term in 2022

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Susan McCurrie, who has served as a Town Councilwoman in Kearny’s Fourth Ward since 2004, will not seek re-election in 2022, the long-serving rep told The Observer this afternoon. McCurrie says she made the decision after contemplating whether to run again for some time.

McCurrie says she’ll support a replacement candidate, Stathis Theodoropoulos, whom she describes as having “an impressive resume,” though no prior experience holding office.

McCurrie is likely best known for her work as chairwoman of the town’s Ordinance Committee, where she uses her expertise as a lawyer to craft new laws for the town. She has also championed environmental issues for years in Kearny. She is a founding member of Kearny ACES — the town’s Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability.

To this point, only one other person has announced intentions to run for McCurrie’s open seat — Sydney J. Ferreira, who ran unsuccessfully last year for the mayoralty.

We’ll have more on McCurrie’s decision not to seek re-election in the coming weeks.

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