Prior to Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky occupying the mayor's office for what is now his 11th year, there was a long standing tradition that no mayor would serve more than two consecutive 2-year terms.
Skibitsky refused to adhere to that tradition even while the Republican party had a list of candidates to run for the office in previous elections.
It's no secret that Skibitsky covets a job in Trenton as an assemblyman, biding his time until Westfield resident and NJ assemblyman Jon Bramnick announces his intention to run for governor of New Jersey. Skibitsky needs to keep himself relevant in the world of politics in order to maintain any chance of being elected to a higher office.
Skibitsky has become what some might consider to be a "career politician." Many of the mayor's politically appointed positions to various town boards have remained the same during Skibitsky's tenure.
Westfield is long overdue for a change in leadership to promote new ideas and steer Westfield into the future. Westfield should not be a stepping stone in a career politician's path to higher office.....town residents deserve better.
3 REASONS FOR TERM LIMITS
1. ELIMINATES CAREER POLITICIANS
2. PROMOTES NEW IDEAS
3. FIGHTS CORRUPTION