PRINCETON, NJ (May 14, 2019)— Four former Princeton Mayors have declared their support for Michelle Pirone Lambros’ bid for Princeton Council. Cathleen “Cate” R. Litvack, Phyllis L. Marchand, Bernie Miller, who also served as Deputy Mayor and Committeeman, and Michele Tuck-Ponder, a past Mayor of Princeton Township and current Board of Education member, stated: “The last quarter century has brought Princeton to a crossroads . . . We need to make the best decisions for all Princeton residents, whether they descend from six generations or have recently arrived without official papers. To succeed, we need a Council with a breadth of experience and talent.”
Their endorsement continued: “Michelle stands out as the much-needed fresh Democratic voice to complement the current council’s skills and sensibilities.”
The former mayors stressed the need for a diversity in skills and experience, and the importance of bringing together multiple stakeholders. Citing Pirone Lambros’ significant role in negotiating a reduction of parking meter rates, which had been the cause for dramatic losses for the downtown business district, the mayors praised her as “a keen and tested negotiator and an active and responsive listener who works her heart out to deliver.”
In what is seen by many as an unprecedented level of support for a Council candidate, the endorsement concludes: “Princeton can’t afford to stick with a worthy status quo. It needs an expansive Council, where the conventional wisdom is open to question. It needs Michelle Pirone Lambros, the candidate we support with confidence and enthusiasm.”
The Democratic Primary is Tuesday, June 4th.