Patch: “Feisty Reporter Announces Candidacy For New Brunswick Mayor”

Thanks to’s Carly Baldwin for covering our campaign announcement.  Here’s some of what she had to say in her first article about this historic campaign:

Charlie Kratovil, a reporter who is extremely critical of the current New Brunswick administration, announced he is running for mayor.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A reporter who is extremely critical of the city of New Brunswick and its administration announced Wednesday he is running to be New Brunswick’s next mayor.

Yesterday, Charlie Kratovil submitted over 125 signatures from New Brunswick residents who support his candidacy, which is enough to get his name on the November 6 general election ballot. He will be challenging Mayor James Cahill, who has been the city’s mayor for the past seven terms.

“New Brunswick is a great city with tremendous potential, but the people here deserve a full-time mayor who will be 100% focused on cleaning up our streets, our drinking water and our local government,” said Kratovil.

Cahill has been in office since 1991 when he took over the mayor position from his cousin, John Lynch, Jr.

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