Interim mayor George Muschal was brought in to fill out the term of former mayor Tony Mack, ousted last month following his corruption conviction. Barely a few weeks in office, Muschal has hit the ground running. Like many Trenton residents, he’s eager to see the city move past the doldrums of the Mack era of cronyism and move forward.
“We feel some stability finally,” notes Trentonian columnist L. A. Parker. “We see him out and about, doing mayoral things and setting a breakneck pace to these first few weeks.”
Muschal, who still holds his position of City Council President, will only serve as mayor until July first. Then, the winner of a May 13th election will begin a full term at the helm of New Jersey’s capital city. L. A. Parker reviewed the crowded slate of candidates, and assessed Trenton’s future, with WHYY’s Dave Heller.