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Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn Suggests State Senate bid

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January 16,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, , the Glen Rock Patch is reporting this morning that Mayor Paul Aronsohn said that he “may explore the possibility” of running to fill Kevin O’Toole’s state senate seat next year. ( ) . This has been a long standing rumor and has been previously reported on the Ridgewood blog . State Senator Kevin O’Toole and the Mayor have been reported friends you some time. While the mayor praised O’Toole , O’Toole had made it clear that he was no friend of the Ridgewood blog .

The announcement in the Patch coincides with the Mayor Aronsohn’s announcement  that he would not see reelection in Ridgewood and confirms most residents deepest suspicions about the rush to over develop the Central Business District . The Mayor clearly seeks to leave a legacy , change the demographics  and pull in campaign donations from developers . For many this is also proof positive that for Paul Aronsohn , Ridgewood was just a starting point to rejuvenate his sagging political career  and  gives credence to the true motivations for rushing the massive over development that often seem contrary to residents wishes .