Last year around this time, independent Mayor Gonnelli plotted with Secaucus Democrats to effectuate the removal of Tom Troyer from his position as Trustee on the Board of Education. Coincidentally, Mr. Troyer was an ardent supporter of Superintendent Radina. The mayor’s actions were unprecedented as no former mayor had actively opposed a candidate for Board of Education. Well, it worked. Mr. Troyer lost the election due to Mayor Gonnelli’s alignment with Democratic Chairman Prieto and his elected Committee people.
The question this year is will Mayor Gonnelli reach across party lines to keep Mr. Troyer out of office, now that he controls the majority of the Board of Education? Time will tell. I suppose we will have to wait and see what intrigue this election brings.