New Jersey town boots mayor out of office for lack of residency

    Yet another New Jersey politician is on the receiving end of a residency challenge. This one got him booted from office.

    As Senate candidate Carl Lewis faces challenges to his residency, Stafford Township Mayor John McMenamin has already been declared a non-resident.


    The Ocean County township’s council voted today to declare the office vacant, the Associated Press reports, saying McMenamin really lives in Surf City, Long Beach Island.

    McMenamin says the Surf City house is a second home, but hasn’t decided whether to fight the motion. Council President Stan Rutkowski will serve as acting mayor until a new one is chosen within the next 30 days.

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