Mayor Sean Spiller announced a new task force May 17, 2021 for the return to full-time in-person instruction in Montclair Schools. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined the mayor for the announcement. (LOUIS C. HOCHMAN / MONTCLAIR LOCAL.)
Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Mayor Sean Spiller (LOUIS C. HOCHMAN/FILE PHOTO) LOCAL.)

I am Noah Gale, who is very interested and invested in politics, and I will be a second-time candidate for the Montclair Board of Education in the Nov. 8 2022 election

I don’t know if you all know this, but Phil Murphy is term-limited as New Jersey says you can’t be governor or lieutenant governor for more than two terms (eight years), and therefore, Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver will be unable to run for a third term for governor and lieutenant governor in 2025. Although 2025 is three years away, which is not for a long time, it will fly by fast as time always does, so that is why I am choosing my choices of who should run for either governor or lieutenant governor of New Jersey in 2025 in advance.

The two people who I know who should try running for governor or lieutenant governor are Mikie Sherrill, a U.S. representative from New Jersey’s 11th district since 2019, and Sean Spiller, who is currently our wonderful and beloved mayor of our hometown here in Montclair.

There have been discussions in some articles on other sources before about Sherrill and Spiller running for higher office and I think they are definitely qualified and right for the job as either governor or lieutenant governor. I have known Sherrill since she first announced that she was running in 2018 for U.S. Congress in the 11th District, which was held by then-Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. It was one of the dominantly Republican districts in New Jersey at the time. I campaigned for Sherrill when she was running for U.S. Congress and helped her turn NJ-11 blue, which paid off!

Since then, I have campaigned and helped Sherrill in her reelection campaign in 2020, and I am currently helping her get reelected in 2022 to the 11th District! I have admired Mikie Sherrill ever since. Sherrill is a former Navy pilot as well.

I think Spiller would be a great choice for either governor or lieutenant governor as well because has a lot of experience too, as he served on the Montclair Township Council for eight years from 2012-2020 and is currently serving as the 21st mayor of Montclair.

I am a huge fan of Spiller and I love all of his policies, and I support his education and union efforts. Spiller is also serving as the New Jersey Education Association president and he is a very nice guy. He is present at every Montclair event and he always makes wonderful remarks as well as takes the time to fist-bump people’s hands.

So I say in 2026, either Gov. Sherrill and Lt. Gov. Spiller or Gov. Spiller and Lt. Gov. Sherrill.

Noah Gale

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