Jerry Fried has told the Montclair Times that he doesn’t plan to run for reelection as mayor of Montclair. He sent the Times his announcement in a prepared statement. We have asked him to send the statement to us as well.
Fried revealed last month that he had taken a part-time consulting job with the state’s Department of Transportation to work on its Complete Streets program. Last fall, he led an effort to ask voters to move municipal elections to November. Fried’s petition, in the end, was thrown out for technical reasons. Had it succeeded, he might have held office for an extra six months.