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Lydecker Drops Out of Brick Council Race

New council president Paul Mummolo thanks his predecessor, Susan Lydecker. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
New council president Paul Mummolo thanks his predecessor, Susan Lydecker. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Susan Lydecker took her name off the ballot for Brick Township council Wednesday.

Lydecker, a Democrat who has served on the township’s governing body since 2012, will not seek re-election but will complete the remainder of her term, which ends Dec. 31, according to the local Democratic organization.

“Susan is a valued member of the team and will be missed,” Mayor John Ducey said. “She led the way on the Sustainable Brick Initiative, which used state and federal grants to make our buildings more energy efficient. Susan worked to rebuild our community after Sandy and to keep taxes stable for four straight years. It’s a record to be proud of.”


Lydecker served as council president in 2014 and was one of four Democrats seeking re-election in November in order to continue her party’s majority on the council.

“I’d like to thank the people of Brick for the opportunity to serve on Council. It’s been an honor,” said Lydecker, in a statement. “I’d also like to thank my family, my colleagues on council and the Brick Township employees who worked with me to make Brick better.”

The Democratic Municipal Committee will meet shortly to select a replacement candidate who will appear on the November ballot, party officials said.

  • Frank Rizzo

    Hmm……when does the other shoe drop.

    • JJones

      With all the problems in brick and things getting worse from crime and drugs #7 in herion useage …why would you want to …Theres isnt any lite at end of tunnel ..With election only months away no one has mentioned a plan..

  • Irene Theresa

    Dan, is it a reasonable question to ask why she is not running? Usually it is because of a nice job as a reward for doing a good job. Congrats to her!

    • I will ask Susan the next time I see her. But if it’s a private, personal reason she does not wish to share, we’ll of course respect that. I can tell you that, from what I understand, it has nothing to do with any sort of “patronage” job or anything to that effect.

  • Chief Wahoo

    They are dropping like flies in the Bricktucky pile of manure….and that ain’t no Lie.

  • Matt

    I dunno, you have to wonder if this was planned, so they could appoint someone who would have been unpopular in a primary election.

  • Art Sholty..FF (R)

    Hey, how about Bullet Dan Toth………….he was the “Galvanized Democrat,” Republican during his final term………….oh oh, the Bullet Man has a problem right now…..forgetaboutit.