It’s a new era. Stomper has been elected as the very first cat mayor of Montclair Village. The election results were tallied yesterday and verified today. The transition of power has been made, from dog to cat. Here is a photo of Stomper, along with the entire pet cabinet.
In addition to electing our newest governing body, Montclarions also contributed $4,925 to the Montclair Veterinary Pet & Wildlife Fund. Contributions are always welcome: please click on the fund’s website.
Montclair Village has been represented by a furry mayor for several years now. Montclarions have been ably led by Murphy, who hails from Crogan’s, for the past two years. He has served us well.
While we usually hold elections annually, our polling officials were busy launching a fair election down on Piedmont Avenue last year. All is hereby forgiven, and we welcome the opportunity to find eager and fresh leadership here. The virtual voting booth is open through Sunday at 1:00 pm — vote here.
The top vote-getter is the candidate who receives the highest, ahem, financial donations. The top pet becomes our mayor. He or she will be responsible for representing Montclair. Our mayor mostly makes appearances in the Village, typically at the Farmers Market as well as the Halloween Parade.
There are nine candidates who made it through the primary election and are seeking your votes now. The candidate with the highest votes, aka dollar donations to the Montclair Veterinary Pet & Wildlife Fund, wins the mayoral contest. Runners-up are also assigned other responsibilities in the local government.
So who’s running? The finalists include these furry or feathered candidates:
- Five Dogs — Marley (Golden Doodle), Snow (American Eskimo), Chewbacca (Pomeranian), Murphy (Mixed Breed), Tigerlily (Lab/Terrier Mix)
- Three Cats — Freida (Siamese), Stomper (Grey/White Mix), Lil’ Dude (Black Domestic American Shorthaired)
- One Bird — Butter (Sun Conure)
Vote now. Simply click to read about each candidate and make your donations. Again, all proceeds go to the Pet & Wildlife Fund. It’s a good cause, helping to mend and heal wild critters in need.
While Montclair’s Mayoral Race was tight, all ballots were counted and verified this afternoon. The Montclarion pointed to the winner, Gracie Condon.
Gracie brings experience to the position. She’s been part of Montclair Village government for the past three years, most recently serving as vice mayor. Thus her win was well-deserved, according to her handlers.
Lee Richter, election administrator, explained that “a last-minute donation of $100 over the Internet finally put Gracie ahead by 46. It’s the closest election in the history of the contest.”
It was a competitive slate, filled with experienced politicians, newcomers and non-canines as well. Over $14k was raised for the Pet and Wildlife Fund this year.
Now what do we do at the Farmers Market…just shop?
Stop by the Farmers Market on Sunday, and cast your $1 vote for this year’s Village officials. The primary takes place through May 17th, and the mayor’s race takes place through June 15th.
As you probably know, our government has gone to the dogs. Over the past year, our Mayor has been Bella and she’s been ably supported by Gracie.
When you vote, you are contributing to the Pet & Wildlife Fund, which meets the emergency needs of local wildlife who get injured.
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