Chatham Township has a new candidate for November’s Township Committee election.
This week, the Chatham Township Republican Committee unanimously chose Mark Lois to replace former Republican candidate, Daniel Bevere.
Lois, a small business owner, has lived in Chatham for 11 years with his wife and is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Both of his sons attend Chatham Township public schools.
He will run against Township Committeewoman Kathy Abbott, a Democrat.
In 2021, he became the Chairman of the Committee and worked tirelessly with other volunteers, the Township’s municipal government, and pool management. Under his leadership, membership at the pool nearly doubled and revenue almost tripled. Community participation and the pool’s financial results have never been better for members and taxpayers alike.
“I am so honored to accept the nomination to be the Republican candidate for Chatham Township Committee. Chatham Township’s character is worth preserving. It is an incredible place and home to truly exceptional people,” said Lois.
Lois said that the town’s 20 percent tax increase of the past two years of Democratic control of the Township Committee is unsustainable. “We need to return to the efficient use of funds that has distinguished Chatham Township in the past, and is a hallmark of its character.”
“In my volunteer capacity, I have had success with Township resources as a result of creative problem solving and resident collaboration.” said Lois. “Quality of life improvements for Chatham Township residents shouldn’t take a lifetime or cost more than we are currently spending. We can do more with our present resources.”
Lois replaces Daniel Bevere on the ballot.
“Mark has my confidence and the unanimous support of the Republican Committee”, said Bevere “He will be an excellent addition to the Township Committee.”