17 people have applied to fill Tom Cotter’s 1st Ward council seat in Bayonne, a City Hall official told Hudson County View.Â
As of this morning, the city council has received 17 resumes and the council has 30 days to appoint Cotter’s replacement, Deputy City Clerk Madelene Medina said in an email.
HCV first reported last week that Cotter would be resigning as a councilman to run the city’s Department of Public Works. The council approved his $117,000 salary for the position last week.
While the vacant spot has warranted a lot of interest, sources say that Neil Carroll III, the grandson of the prolific former Bayonne freeholder and the nephew of ex-Mayor Mark Smith, is the leading candidate for the job.
The city council is tentatively expected to appoint Cotter’s successor at a special meeting next week.