Brownlee Will Not Seek Re-Election For Maplewood Township Committee

by The Village Green
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There will be a seat open on the Maplewood Township Committee this fall, as Marlon K. Brownlee has opted to not run for a third term in the November election, according to Maplewood Democratic Committee (MDC) Chair Ian Grodman.

Brownlee is currently serving his second, three-year term, which ends in 2016. He was first elected to the committee in 2010.

The new term will begin on January 1, 2017. The MDC is currently seeking submissions from interested candidates for the June primary.

The Village Green has reached out to Brownlee for comment.

Here is more information from Grodman:

The Maplewood Democratic Committee requests submissions from all those interested in running with the party’s endorsement for the positions of Township Committee Member and Democratic Party District Lender.

The seat on the Township Committee currently held by Marlon Brownlee will be up for election in November. The new three-year term will begin on January 1, 2017. Mr. Brownlee has decided NOT to seek re-election.

The Maplewood Democratic Committee will endorse a candidate for the Township Committee seat in the June 7 Democratic Primary. Anyone interested in seeking the Democratic Committee’s endorsement should submit a resume and letter of interest to Ian Grodman, Chair, by February 29. Interviews will be conducted in March. All submissions and inquiries should be sent to

In addition, the Maplewood Democratic Committee seeks submissions from those interested in serving as Democratic Party District Leaders. These positions are voted for by registered Democrats in each of Maplewood’s 21 election districts in the June Primary in even numbered years. District Leaders are responsible to work on behalf of the Party promoting Democratic ideals and Democratic candidates. That involves canvassing on behalf of candidates in their districts before both the Primary and General Election each year, attending four Maplewood Democratic Committee meetings, as well as events held by the Essex County Democratic Committee. District Leaders, who serve for two-year terms, also participate in interviewing and endorsing candidates for Township Committee each year.

Those interested should submit a resume and letter of interest to Ian Grodman, Chair, at, by February 29.

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