NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office has officially approved Charlie Kratovil’s candidacy for Mayor of New Brunswick, confirming this week that he will appear on the November 8, 2022 general election ballot as the only independent candidate in the race.
On June 7, Kratovil submitted 125 signatures from residents who support his candidacy as an independent, challenging both of the major political parties and their history of corruption and neglect, and refocusing the city government towards serving its people.
Later that day, Kratovil announced his candidacy at a well-attended kickoff event outside City Hall with a passionate speech reflecting his tough early days in New Brunswick and the love and care he has to continually better his home city of New Brunswick. For over a decade, Kratovil has been a fixture in the community, fighting for environmental, racial, and economic justice.
“I’m proud to be the only independent candidate for Mayor on this year’s ballot,” Kratovil said. “Both of the major parties are sorely out of touch with the residents of New Brunswick, and that’s why we need a leader who will be an independent voice for the people of this great city.”
Kratovil is a community organizer, a longtime New Brunswick resident, and the founder and editor of the city’s first bilingual newspaper. His platform emphasizes protecting the environment, making the city more affordable, and improving public safety and quality of life by making the city’s police department more proactive, transparent, and accountable.
This is Kratovil’s second bid for mayor. In 2018, he received more votes than any challenger since 1992 and sparked the highest voter turnout for a mayoral race in the city since 1982. Kratovil is the candidate to watch as this election progresses.
Video and the full text of Charlie’s campaign kickoff speech is available here: https://charlie4change.com/news/local-independent-advocate-charlie-kratovil-seeks-election-as-mayor-of-new-brunswick-nj/