Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs has made no secret that she intends to run for a second term, beginning with staffers handing out 'Re-elect Sharon' buttons at last August's National Night Out celebration at City Hall.
Assemblyman Jerry Green got in the act on the night of President-elect Obama's victory by trying to start a chant of 'Four more years' when he called her forward for remarks at the Democratic headquarters. Reports were the response was tepid, at best.
The Assemblyman has continued to defend her against critics and seems poised to give her the line in this year's primary contest.
Some of those who don't think this is a good idea have taken to making personal attacks on Mayor Robinson-Briggs. I am not going to be one of them.
Being the chief executive officer of one of New Jersey's important communities is serious business, and the Mayor's record should be judged against standards all can agree are fair.
So, I am going to be keeping a 'Report Card' on Mayor Robinson-Briggs going forward.
She should be judged on the wisdom and effectiveness of her policies, performance and pronouncements.
I'll be observing and commenting and keeping a handy reference record for all to peruse.
Robinson-Briggs will be graded on an item-by-item basis, and a permanent 'Report Card' will be available for all to see here.