Kovach, Kashwick, and Stentz Launch Campaign in Clinton

Kovach, Kashwick, and Stentz Launch Campaign in Clinton

CLINTON, NJ – Three-term Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach and Councilman John Kashwick announced their bids for re-election on April 2. Joining them on the ticket is Kim Stentz, a 26-year resident of the Town of Clinton and longtime community volunteer.

Kovach has served as Clinton’s full-time mayor for the past 12 years and made fiscal responsibility the cornerstone of her administration. In the town’s 2023 budget, Kovach decreased taxes for Clinton residents. During her latest term, the mayor saved taxpayers over $6 million by bringing in state grants and federal dollars to fund a new police station and necessary infrastructure improvements.

Kovach, who in 2021 served as President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, will continue to leverage her vast leadership experience and extensive network of government partners to deliver Clinton residents the fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and transparency they deserve. A driven centrist, she is respected in Hunterdon County and the state for working across the aisle to ensure Clinton remains a vibrant, welcoming community with a thriving downtown.

“I’m excited to continue the work that I do every day, whether it is picking up trash in town, assisting a resident, working with my fellow council members to address the needs of our community, or working with neighboring mayors to advocate on behalf of all of our communities,” said Kovach. “For me, it is about giving back to a community that has become my extended family. I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Clinton for another term.”

Kashwick, after winning the unexpired one-year term last year, is now running for a full term on Clinton’s town council. With decades of experience fighting for land preservation and championing environmental issues, Kashwick is focused on conservation and the quality of life issues of the town’s residents. In this spirit, Kashwick won a pivotal $25,000 grant for tree planting in Clinton and is growing the town’s Green Team.

Kashwick brings with him more than 20 years of experience in finance and nine years of leadership experience as a council member in the Borough of Closter.  In his time on the Closter Borough’s Finance Committee, he made sure there were minimal or no budget increases.

“A benefit of campaigning again this year is the opportunity to listen to the ideas, hopes, and concerns of each resident,” Kashwick said. “It has been an honor to have been elected last year, and I look forward to problem-solving the issues we face today while being an even louder voice for the residents in their concerns for tomorrow.”

Joining them on the ballot is Kim Stentz.  Stentz’s 30-year career as a pharmacist gives her a unique understanding of how to care for her community.  Stentz prioritizes giving back–she is a former Girl Scout leader and former treasurer of the Clinton Public School PTO and currently serves on the town’s Shade Tree and Environmental Commissions.  She also volunteers with the Clinton Conservancy Gardens planting seeds for the future.

“I am so thankful for the benefits the town has provided my family over the years, such as our playground, community center, Hunts Mill Park, and the Landsdown Trail, but I am especially grateful for the quality education our four children received at Clinton Public School,” said Stentz.

Together, Kovach, Kashwick, and Stentz have decades of volunteer and community service experience, including nearly 25 years of service as elected officials in municipal government.  Their combined experience, dedication, and leadership make this ticket the smart choice for Clinton voters.

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