Charlie Kratovil, the founder and editor of the city’s bilingual community newspaper, will announce his candidacy for Mayor in an event on the steps of New Brunswick City Hall later today.
On Tuesday Kratovil submitted over 125 signatures from New Brunswick residents to get his name on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Kravotil’s name will appear as an independent candidate above the slogan “Clean Up Brunswick.”
Kratovil said his candidacy marks the first electoral challenge to seven-term incumbent Mayor James Cahill since 2010.
He is also the first independent candidate to challenge him since 2006.