Timothy Dougherty

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Who is Timothy Dougherty?

Tim Dougherty is the Mayor of Morristown, New Jersey, United States. He was sworn into his first mayoral term of office on January 1, 2010. He won the mayoral race with 65% of the vote, defeating Republican candidate and local businessman James Gervasio. Notably, Dougherty's election involved eschewing negative campaigning and building a diverse coalition of voters. In June 2009, Dougherty defeated the incumbent Mayor in the Democratic Primary, thus winning his place on the mayoral ticket. Tim was re-elected by the people and has taken office for his second term as Mayor on January 1, 2014.

Prior to being elected Mayor, Dougherty served as a Morristown Councilman and as Chairman of the Morristown Zoning Board of Adjustment. He has also served on the Board of the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utility Authority.

Dougherty's priorities include restoring trust in Morristown's government by allowing greater transparency and resident participation. He is a proponent of "Smart Growth" in new development: balancing the character of a given neighborhood with a project's impact on the environment.

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