By Mike DeNardo
HADDONFIELD, N.J. (CBS) — The longtime mayor of Haddonfield, NJ says she’s not going to run for reëlection.READ MORE: Officials Investigating Gas Explosion Inside Home In South Philadelphia
A borough commissioner for 28 years and mayor for the last twelve, Tish Colombi says it’s time to step aside.
“I’ve spent 28 years doing a job I absolutely love — have loved every day,” she tells KYW Newsradio.
But Haddonfield’s first female elected official says that at the age of 67, it’s time to be spending more time with her family.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
“What I did was make being a commissioner first and a mayor for the past 12 years my fulltime job,” she says.
And if she has any advice for her successor, Colombi says, it’s: Listen. She holds regular Wednesday office hours where people can meet with her about anything.
“When residents need help, they come to you and hope that you are listening to them.”
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