Mayor Expected to Drop Incumbent from Ticket
Councilwoman Lonni Miller Ryan said she would run for re-election as a Republican whether she is included on the mayor's ticket or not.
Councilwoman Lonni Miller Ryan is expected to be dropped from Mayor Chris Vergano’s slate of candidates for the general election in November, NorthJersey.com reported this week.
The website reported that Vergano’s ticket is expected to include Deborah Ciambrone and incumbents James Jimenez and Joseph Schweighardt. Ciambrone lost her seat on the county Freeholder Board in November.
Miller Ryan, a legislative aide to Assemblyman Scott Rumana, announced her intention to run for re-election earlier this month.
“I am eager for an opportunity to continue to serve the residents of Wayne,” Ryan said earlier this week.
Miller Ryan wrote a letter to Wayne Republicans earlier this month asking for their support this election season.
“I am asking for your support for re-election because I believe more to be done here in Wayne,” the letter states.
Miller Ryan is seeking her second term on the council. She was first elected in 2010.
The town’s GOP leaders are expected to meet Jan. 29 to decide what candidates will get put on the top slate for the June primary.
Miller Ryan said she plans on running for re-election whether she gets on the party’s line or not.