Will the three 3 incumbent commissioners in Ventnor have challengers?
Un-challenged elections are increasingly common along the Jersey coast where on average, 75% of the tax base are non-voting, 2nd home-owners.
Former Ventnor Mayor Tim Kreisher: No election this May (2023). Maria Mento has to run in November (2023), and then all three will run in May of 2024.
In the meantime…
Business Admin Maria Mento was sworn in as Commissioner of Revenue and Finance during last Thursday’s Ventnor Commission Meeting. Mento fills space left behind by former Ventnor Mayor, Beth Holtzman.
Holtzman says she had to step down due to divorce and the sale of her Ventnor home. Holtzman said she couldn’t afford to live in Ventnor anymore.
Commissioner Lance Landgraf is now the Mayor of Ventnor.
In addition to overseeing all commissioner meetings, Landgraf now has the responsibility of selecting Ventnor School Board members and Ventnor Planning Board members.
NOTE: Lance Landgraf works for the State of NJ as an employee of the CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.