Meet our 2022 Candidates, James Myers and Jennifer Meehan for Council, and Art Bruhn for Mayor.

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Meet Art Bruhn

I am running as a Republican for Mayor of Morris Plains.  Here are some of my accomplishments and qualifications that will help me be a great Mayor! 

I am a 25 year resident of Morris Plains.  

I received my BS in Accounting from Rutgers University.  

I have been on the Council for five years, currently in my second year of my second term as a member of the Borough Council.  

My responsibilities on the Council have included: 

  • Council President 2020;
  • Chairman, Finance Committee 2020, 2021;
  • Chairman, Public Health, Sanitation & Sewer 2018;
  • Chairman, Buildings & Grounds 2022;
  • Member, Shared Services Committee 2019, 2020;
  •  Member, Website Committee;

Do you like the new Borough website?  I helped to create it.  I have applied for and received BPU Clean Energy Grant for the town's first Electric Vehicle Charging Station

I continue to enjoy bi-partisan relationships with fellow council members.

No, I am not finished!  

I am an Active member of Morris Plains Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years having served as Past President of MPFA, Treasurer, Past Lieutenant, Past Engineer and Asst Engineer

Being a proud father of a sports minded son, I have participated in the Morris Plains Basketball Association.

I am a past coach for Morris Plains Little League, Morris Plains Recreation Soccer, Morris United Travel Soccer.

I am married to Cristie VanOrden Bruhn.  We have a son, Jack.

I am seeking the office of Mayor because I want to make sure our taxes are maintained at an acceptable level to permit seniors to remain in their home and to attract new residents to this great Borough.  I have chosen to live and remain in Morris Plains.  I was on the governing body during the pandemic so I have seen first-hand the effects of that time on our citizens and our Borough.  I want to enhance Speedwell Avenue so cars stop to visit our businesses, not just drive through on their way to other towns.  I support our law enforcement.  Safety and the well-being of all our citizens are vital to our growth. I can join with my fellow Republicans to right the harm caused by the pandemic and the downward economic turn.  Republicans made this Borough great and we can continue to make it great!

  

James myers

Meet James Myers

Candidate Borough Council
🇺🇸 I am a lifelong resident of Morris Plains, apart from college and the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. I returned with my wife Theresa to raise our children in the same wholesome town I grew up in. We chose to move back to Morris Plains because we valued not only the town services, but the way of life in Morris Plains. The Community of Caring represents a safe, friendly community which looks after its residents and welcomes newcomers and visitors alike.
🇺🇸 With three children, James 19, Colin 18, and Ryan 15, I have dedicated the past 19 years to our town's youth. As year-round coach of soccer, basketball, and baseball, and a CCD teacher, I have had the privilege of meeting many parents and children, learning what their needs and concerns are. I served on multiple school board committees fighting against combining districts into mega-districts and fighting against ceasing busing for our children. I was the inter-town liaison for soccer, representing Morris Plains with Morris Township and Morristown. I had the privilege of serving on the Morris Plains Basketball Association (MPBA) for 14 years, 5 of those as president. I was instrumental in: growing the program into one of the largest and most affordable multi-town leagues in the area; building the basketball courts at Community Park; donating a new scoreboard and a new gym floor at Borough School; purchasing a new sound system for the town; along with many other projects. I was just recently honored with the award of "Volunteer of the Year" from the Morris Plains Recreation Commission.
🇺🇸 My family has strong roots in Morris Plains that date back 175 years. Growing up in town and being the son of our town Historian, I spent years learning about our history and how all aspects of our town came to be. I believe that knowing where we came from and how our community developed is vital to the preservation of our services, our way of life and our property values.
🇺🇸 I attended school at Community Park, which is now the Community Center, Borough School, and Morristown High before heading to Providence College in Rhode Island. As a student, I worked as a paperboy delivering the Star Ledger, at Ronnie's Deli which is now Chase Bank, as a cook and lifeguard at Community Park Pool, at the Morris Plains Pharmacy and in the office of St Virgil's Parish. All of this strengthened my understanding of who we are as a town and what we need to move forward as a community. Coming from a multi-generational family of residents, I have a strong understanding of the needs of our community from our youth to our seniors.
🇺🇸 As a 25-year member of the hospitality industry and a private owner of a tourism company, I know how to collaborate with people of all backgrounds to help them reach their goals both personally and financially. Through contract negotiations, research, fiscal responsibility, and customer service, I have helped build strong and prosperous organizations. I will take use these skills to listen and learn from all our residents and move our town into the future with the same drive for success.
🇺🇸 Anyone who knows me, knows that I will listen to everyone's thoughts, analyze the data by looking towards our history and our future, and then base my decisions on what is BEST for Morris Plains as a whole.
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Meet Jennifer (Keating) Meehan

Candidate - Borough Council
🇺🇸 I am proud to be a lifelong resident of Morris Plains. In fact, I was born the day after my parents moved into the home where they still reside today! Although not yet officially called “The Community of Caring,” Morris Plains possessed that same sense of community that continues to attract new residents. The comfort in familiarity, the friendliness and the sense of safety were some of the benefits of my being raised in Morris Plains; they are some of the qualities that influenced my desire to remain here and to raise my family here.
🇺🇸 As a student of the first class to attend grades Kindergarten - Fourth at Community Park School, (before attending and graduating from Borough School), I appreciate the quality education that I received in Morris Plains schools and the nurturing manner in which it was delivered.
🇺🇸 My two now adult children, Mark Ferraro and Kendall Ferraro-Camacho also attended Morris Plains schools, graduating in 1999 and 2006 with both participating in school and town sponsored sports. I enjoyed being active in both their academic and sports activities, volunteering for HSA events as well as Little League and Softball activities. While my children were student/athletes at Morristown High School, I continued to volunteer in support of the Football and Lacrosse Programs and oversaw the Booster Club Operations for the Girls Basketball & Volleyball teams from 2008-2010. I am married to Mark Meehan, a retired Detective Lieutenant of the Morristown Police Department and present In-Service Training Coordinator and Range Master at the Morris County Public
Safety (Police) Training Academy. We love spending time with family, especially our grandchildren.
🇺🇸 Professionally, I have enjoyed a 33-year career with AT&T where I held various positions during my tenure with core competency concentration in Service Management, Customer Relations, Sales & Service Operations, Contract Management & Analysis and Financial Reporting. A top rated performer throughout my career, I possess excellent problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills. These skills that I have developed over my tenure at AT&T will allow me to bring the experience of working effectively with others to the table and get things done! In 2018, I returned to AT&T as an Independent Contractor and still hold that position today.
🇺🇸 I love Morris Plains! I know Morris Plains! I am set to join a team that brings in fresh thinking and valuable ideas that will move our community forward while maintaining the quality of life and core values that make Morris Plains so unique and a desirable place to call home.

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Borough Council Candidate and concerned Morris Plains resident, James Myers asked probing questions at the Board of Adjustment meeting last night. ... See MoreSee Less

Borough Council Candidate and concerned Morris Plains resident, James Myers asked probing questions at the Board of Adjustment meeting last night.

Summer Fest was such a success. One reason is because of the support of some special guests:
Sheriff James Gannon, Assemblyman Jay Webber and Brian Assemblyman Bergen, County Commissioners Tayfun Selen, Stephen Shaw, and John Krickus, County Clerk, Anne Grossi, Candidate for Commissioner, Christine Myers, County Chairperson, Laura Mar and former Morris County Freeholder, John Murphy.
All came to support the Morris Plains candidates and our community.
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🇺🇸 Summer Fest was a huge success!!
Our candidates, Art Bruhn, Jen Meehan and James Myers spoke to the community in attendance about their plans, when elected, for the Community of Caring.
It was exciting to see many people young and old come out to support our team for 2022! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Good luck Jen & Jim!

🇺🇸 Borough Council Candidate, James Myers joined by Borough Council member, Sal Cortese to wish a Happy Flag Day to all. 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 It’s important to reflect on what the flag means to us, to this country and to those who sacrificed to defend the freedoms it represents. 🇺🇸
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🇺🇸 Borough Council Candidate, James Myers joined by Borough Council member, Sal Cortese to wish a Happy Flag Day to all. 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 It’s important to reflect on what the flag means to us, to this country and to those who sacrificed to defend the freedoms it represents. 🇺🇸

What a tasty day for Morris Plains!!
Borough Council candidate, Jen Meehan was joined by Borough Council members, Dennis Wagner and Cathie Kelly to celebrate the Grand Opening of Crumbl Cookies.
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What a tasty day for Morris Plains!!
Borough Council candidate, Jen Meehan was joined by Borough Council members, Dennis Wagner and Cathie Kelly to celebrate the Grand Opening of Crumbl Cookies.

Don’t forget to vote in the primary!
Early, in-person voting begins Friday, June 3rd and ends Sunday, June 5th.
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Don’t forget to vote in the primary!
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🇺🇸 The weather held off as our candidates attended the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade today.
🇺🇸 Mayoral Candidate, Art Bruhn and Borough Council Candidates Jen Meehan and James Myers honored those that have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms.
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For those of you "on the fence" Goddard and Verga had no idea where the DPW was or who ran it when coming into office. Time to get rid of the Dems!

Please join us in supporting our Borough Candidates at this fun event. If you cannot join us, please follow the link and show your support.
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Our candidates!
Borough Council - James Myers & Jen Meehan
Mayor - Art Bruhn
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Our candidates!
Borough Council - James Myers & Jen Meehan
Mayor - Art Bruhn
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