Mendham’s Neibart puts the hat in the ring for County Commissioner’s race

MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Township committee member and former mayor Sarah Neibart is vying for a seat on the Morris County Board of Commissioners, the New Jersey Globe reports.

Neibart, 29, who has yet to respond to a request for comment from Patch on his candidacy, plans to enter the Republican primary in June for the council, with three seats up for grabs in 2022, including Kathryn A. DeFillippo, who isn’t running again.

According to the Globe, the other two holders, Douglas Cabana and Thomas Mastrangelo, are running again with Melissa Florance-Lynch, a counselor from Pequannock.

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After serving as mayor for the past two years, Neibart won re-election in 2021 and was sworn back into her seat in January on the Mendham Township Committee, her term expiring on December 31, 2024.

His running mate, Nick Monaghan, 2021 deputy mayor, is the township’s new mayor, along with 2022 deputy mayor Tom Baio.

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“As county commissioner, I will bring a new generation perspective and a proven record of leadership and community service,” Neibart told The Globe.

“As a longtime Morris County resident and active community first responder, I couldn’t be more excited to run for Morris County Commissioner,” she continued, saying that during her tenure in the township, she had never voted on tax increases.

During his two years as mayor, Neibart added, Mendham Township’s taxes did not increase and were reduced.

In his final message from the mayor of 2021, Neibart recognized the community for its strength in the face of the challenges of the pandemic.

“I witnessed a sense of community from our residents and community members that exceeded all of my expectations,” Neibart wrote. “Everyone in our community put aside their differences and focused on one thing: helping each other.”

“It was really amazing,” she continued.

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In her post, she also highlighted some of the township’s other accomplishments during her tenure, including more families moving in, processing more building permits than in previous years, approval of a new master plan, requests to the Planning Board and Township Committee that led to ‘smart growth’, the opening of historic Pitney Farm Park, the dedication of the new Township Police Station and ongoing plans for the improvement of the infrastructures of the town hall and the library.

According to Neibart organic on her campaign page from her run with Monaghan, she works as a “Republican strategist and advisor to elected officials, candidates, and political organizations.”

She is also the founder and president of Citizens for Accountable Taxation (CAT), an organization that educates New Jerseyans about its property taxes and the issues they pose.

While serving on the Township Committee, Neibart created and leads the ad hoc Shared Services Committee.

Neibart also serves as Crew member on the Spring Street Community Development Corporation, a organization who has prepared more than 100,000 meals for those in need and tutored 400 children throughout Morris County, since 2011.

Neibart was one of the NJ Insiders”Insider 100 2021: Generation YNo. 77 on the list, the publication wrote that Neibart “could be a formidable contender for higher office.”

When New Jersey Sen. Anthony Bucco, R. 25th Dist, vacated his Assembly seat in 2019, to take his late father’s Senate seat, Neibart was one of six Republicans vying for the seat of the Bucco Assembly, with Aura Dunn of Mendham Borough, now with the district as its assembly, nominated to fill the seat at a special convention.

This story contains reporting by Katie Kausch.

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