After Lyons’ Death, Vauss and Team Irvington Strong Allies Turn to North Warder Vick

Irvington North Ward Councilman Vick.

IRVINGTON – The death in August of North Ward Councilman David Lyons prompted Team Irvington Strong to turn to the local school board president and assistant head of public works for his successor. Orlander Glen Vick had the confidence of Mayor Tony Vauss and his allies and promptly filled the vacancy.

A North Carolina native who has worked with Vauss for about eight years now, Vick was formerly

North Ward Councilman Vick.
North Ward Councilman Vick.

employed in finance in New York City and survived the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

“I’m blessed,” the councilman told InsiderNJ today in an interview at Town Hall.

Vick is running unopposed for the seat left behind by his mentor, the late Councilman Lyons, but he must run in May of 2020 for a full, four-year term.

Mayor Vauss joined his ally for the interview in the office where the recently sworn-in councilman served as assistant director to Public Works Director (and Assemblyman) Jamel Holley.

That interview can be viewed in its entirety here:

The statue of D. Bilal Beasley, a Vick mentor, in front of Irvington Township Hall.
The statue of D. Bilal Beasley, a Vick mentor, in front of Irvington Township Hall.

The North Ward seat is not the only one voters will assess on the November 5th ballot in this special election here.

They will also choose a South Ward person to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Councilwoman Sandra Jones.

For a complete drill-down of that race, please go here.

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